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OS X Mountain Lion FAQs

We have OS X Mountain Lion here now. You might have a lot of questions about the latest version of Mac OS X 10.8, the Mountain Lion. Read an earlier post Apple OS X Mountain Lion Review here or check below Mountain Lion FAQs to find out the answers to some questions you have.

OS X Mountain Lion FAQs

What is Mountain Lion?

Mountain Lion is the latest version of OS X. This one is OS X v10.8, Apple gives each release a name based on a member of the feline family, previously we have Lion, and now Mountain Lion. It is like Windows Vista to Windows 7.

When will Mountain Lion be available?

The Mac OS X Mountain Lion release date was July 25, 2012. It is available now in the Mac App Store.

What version of Mac OS X is Mountain Lion?

This one is OS X 10.8, the newest OS X version.

How much is OS X Mountain Lion?

It’s only$20 ($10 less than the last OS X release! Lion cost $30 as you know)

 What are the system requirements?

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

 Which Macs are supported?

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

  • iMac: Mid-2007 and later
  • Mac mini: Early 2009 and later
  • Mac Pro: Early 2008 and later
  • MacBook: Late 2008 Alumnium, Early 2009, and later
  • MacBook Air: Late 2008 and later
  • MacBook Pro: Mid- and Late 2007 and later

You may notice that some models supported by Lion aren’t in that list—just because your Mac can run Lion doesn’t mean it will be able to run Mountain Lion.

Will I need to be running Lion to upgrade to Mountain Lion, what if I have Snow Leopard?

You need to be running at least the latest version of Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.8) to install Mountain Lion.

 What’s new in Mountain Lion?

Over 200 new features as Apple says.‘Messages’ replaces iChat, Notes  and Notification Center makes their way from iOS, also FaceTime, Power Nap and Airplay Mirroring, etc. You can check this Apple OS X Mountain Lion Review and Apple OS X Mountain Lion Details.

What iOS features will appear in Mountain Lion?

Similar to its predecessor Lion, Mountain Lion offers numerous additions that will be familiar to iOS users. There are iMessage (in Messages), Reminders, Notes, Notification Center, Twitter integration, Game Center, and AirPlay Mirroring.

I have some Lion compatible games. Will they work with Mountain Lion?

All games that are currently compatible with Lion should be compatible with Mountain Lion.

What is Gatekeeper?

Gatekeeper is a new security technology Apple has released with Mountain Lion. You will have three options there: You can choose to run only those apps that were downloaded from the Mac App Store, apps from the Mac App Store and identified developers, or apps from anywhere.

What’s new of iCloud on Mountain Lion?

Mountain Lion adds support for accessing documents stored in iCloud; additionally, it can set up your Game Center, Messages, iTunes, Mac App Store, and other Apple accounts automatically after you’ve logged in with your iCloud authentications. Furthermore you have the ability to sync your notes, and sync your open Safari windows, too.

What’s new with Safari on Mountain Lion?

Apple includes a redesigned Safari toolbar in the newest OS X Mountain Lion. You cannot find the search box now. Instead, if you wish to search, you simply type your own search terms in Safari URL bar. Safari can understand what you’re attempting to search rather than entering a Website URL. You may search in-page, for the SE’s best result, and via your own bookmarks and history. URL display in the toolbar has been simplified, as well, the “http: //” part of a domain will be chopped off.

The browser Reader toolbar button is much bigger, active RSS support was officially retired from Safari on Mountain Lion. If you try to view a Feed, it will look for an external RSS reader.

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