Finally, the long waited OS X 10.8 codename Mountain Lion is finally released. Its final public version has been officially released on July 25. Enhanced with all-new features inspired by iPad, this Mountain Lion will make your Mac just keeps getting better and better. Lets say the “PowerNap” that periodically updates Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Photo Stream, Find My Mac, and Documents in the Cloud.
Don’t forget there is Siri’s brother “Dictation” that converts your words into text using built-in microphone on your Mac. Just like iMessage in iOS, there is also “Messages” app that lets you send unlimited messages to anyone on a Mac or an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5. And the best part is “Notifications Center” which is the place where you can see what’s new with you.
Here’s a little bit screenshot of the Mountain Lion..
Macs that will support OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
MacBook Air – late 2008 and newer
iMac – models from mid 2007 and newer
Mac Mini – early 2009 and newer
Mac Pro – early 2008 models and newer
XServe – early 2009 models and newer
MacBook – 13″ aluminum from 2008, 13″ from 2009 and newer
MacBook Pro – 13″ from mid 2009 or later, 15″ from late 2007 and newer, 17″ from late 2007 and newer
Macs that are NOT expected to support OS X Mountain Lion
MacBook models released prior to 2008
Mac Mini released prior to 2007
iMac models released prior to 2007
Original MacBook Air
Anything with an ATI Radeon X1600
Anything with an Intel GMA 950 or x3100 integrated graphics card
30 New Features Of OS X 10.8 Demoed In 2 Minutes
p.s: The OSX10.8 has over 200 new features, including iMessage support, Reminders, Notification Center, Notes, Game Center, extensive iCloud integration, and much more.
The upgrade costs $19.99 but is available for free to Mac users who bought a Mac within the past month. You can purchase and download the upgrade package via this link. Want to make a clean install? Luckily, the there is a leaked build of OS X 10.8 ML via torrent network. Simply visit your favorite torrent websites or use this one from Kat.ph or via ExtraTorrent (torrent credit). The total file size is 4.0GB so prepare your Internet connection.
Update: Download OS X 10.8 InstallESD.dmg via mirror file hosting here (Turbobit.net)