Apple's (10.8) Mountain Lion - now in sight!

by: Adam

This week Apple releases the latest and greatest iteration of its operating system OS X, titled Mountain Lion. With tons of new features, apps and services, it’s a lot to take in. FPM3 just updated the Macs to the LION OS (10.7) and now it’s time to go one kitty further.   If you have a Mac (or you don’t and just are interested) then below I’ve got a breakdown of the FAQ of the New OS Mountain Lion that might be of interest to you.  It’s likes a Coles notes of the features.

Read below to find out the answers to important questions.

Q: What is Mountain Lion?

A: Mountain Lion is the latest version of the user interface called OS X. This one is OS X v10.8, but instead of boring you with a number you won’t remember, they give each release a name based on a member of the feline family.

Q: How much is it and where is it available?

A: It’s only$19.99 ($10 less than the last OS X release!) and available right now on the Mac App Store.

Q: What are the system requirements?

A: Here’s the system requirement breakdown:

  • OS X v10.6.8 or later
  • 2GB of memory
  • 8GB of available space
  • Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.

Q: Which Macs are supported?

A: Here’s the models Apple has listed as capable of handling the new OS X:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)

Q: What’s new in Mountain Lion?

A: All sorts of things! ‘Messages’ replaces iChat, Notes  and Notification Center makes their way from iOS. There’s also FaceTime, Power Nap and Airplay Mirroring. Find a complete list of features here.

So…if you’re intersted in getting up to date and finding out more about the newest CAT in town, Mountain Lion OS 10.8 is now available for all to enjoy.  However, FPM3 is going to hold off just a while till be pet this cat.`