OS X Mountain Lion
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OS X Mountain Lion is the latest release of the world’s most advanced desktop operating system. Mountain Lion includes over 200 new features to update your Mac into the best computing experience yet. With the new Messages app you can send text, photos, videos, contacts, web links, and documents to anyone using another Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch — you can even start a conversation on one device and continue it on another. The new Share button makes it easy to share files, web pages, photos, and videos, as well as tweet right from the app you are using. With the Reminders app you can create to-do lists and alerts that appear in the new Notification Center. With Notes you can write down all your ideas and even speak your words with voice dictation. Play head to head games on your Mac with friends on their Macs or iOS devices with Game Center. And with iCloud built in, it’s simple to keep all your mail, contacts, calendars, reminders, notes, to do lists, music, photos, iWork files, PDFs, and more up to date across all your devices.
• Send messages from your Mac to friends with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
• With iMessage, you can start a conversation on your Mac and pick it up on your iPhone or iPad.
• Messages also supports traditional instant messaging services like AIM, Yahoo! Google Talk and Jabber.
• Documents in the Cloud lets you create and edit your documents on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
• The new Reminders app makes managing tasks easy. Jot down your thoughts with the new Notes app. And iCloud keeps your Reminders and Notes up to date across all your devices.
• Type both searches and web addresses in the new Smart Search Field.
• Pinch to see tabs with Tab View and swipe to switch between them.
• iCloud Tabs makes the last websites you looked at accessible on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.*
• New notifications appear in the top right corner of your screen.
• Open Notification Center from anywhere in OS X to see recent notifications.
• Configure your notifications to receive just the ones you want.
• Share links, photos, videos, and other files right from the app you're in.
• Share with Mail, Messages, and AirDrop.
• Sign in to Twitter, Flickr, and Vimeo once to start sharing.
• Tweet right from your apps with the Tweet sheet.
• Play live multiplayer and turn-based games against friends on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
• Log in to the Game Center app to see friends in your gaming network.
• Check out leaderboards and achievements.
• See what games your friends play and track your progress against them.
Other great Mountain Lion features
Dictation lets you talk anywhere you can type—no setup or training required.
• AirPlay Mirroring shows your Mac screen on your HDTV with Apple TV.
• Power Nap keeps your Mac up to date while it sleeps so it's instantly ready to go.
• Gatekeeper makes it safer to download apps from the Internet by giving you control over which apps can be installed on your Mac.
• New features for Chinese users include improved text input, leading search engine Baidu as an option in Safari, sharing to microblogging service Sina Weibo and video websites Youku and Tudou, eight new fonts, and a new Chinese dictionary.
* iCloud Tabs on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch requires iOS 6.
AirPlay Mirroring works with Apple TV (2nd generation or newer), iMac (mid 2011 or newer), Mac mini (mid 2011 or newer), MacBook Air (mid 2011 or newer) and MacBook Pro (early 2011 or newer).
Power Nap works with MacBook Air (late 2010 or newer) and MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Some features require an Apple ID and/or compatible Internet access; additional fees and terms apply.
Some features require apps developed to work with Mountain Lion.
What's new in Version 10.8.5
The 10.8.5 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. This update:
• Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from displaying messages
• Improves AFP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi
• Resolves an issue that may prevent a screen saver from starting automatically
• Improves Xsan reliability
Did it cause I knew I had to
To be honest and frank with you OS X 10.6.8 is an awesome system and I am sad to leave it behind !!!. One complaint that I have is I had to haggle with the support team to get a little help ( they wanted me to buy apple care ) with the OS X 10.8.5 installation , usually I can do these thing on my own but had a few questions .
#1 Make sure you have plenty of ram 4 to 8 gigs will do
#2Make sure to remove all third party applications and back up everything with time machine to an external drive
#3 If you need to ! and you may due to being a little slow , after downloading the system restart/options key / click restore/and utilities to wipe drive and reload fresh copy ( worked for me ) .
I asked support and they told me I have to have mountain lion installed in order to upgrade to Mavericks , And i'll tell you really I have had no problems with Mountain Lion like some people have reported but to be frank with you I was shaking in my boots when I started the download .
Their system restore is fast and easy with a fast ethernet connection .
It's a beautiful fast and well designed system , especially on a wiped clean drive and a fresh copy, you know you have to do it or be a Dinasaur !
Great OS (10.8.5)
I took the plunge today and installed 10.8.5 as an upgrade to "Lion" (10.7.5). I have a mid summer 2010 MBP with 8gb ram. The download was a couple hours but that's my ISP's fault. The only glitch I ran into was that the installer thought my main hard drive was a backup drive and wouldn't let me install. After googling the problem I found it to be an easy fix by removing the hidden folder in the root called, "backups.backupdb". After all the negative reviews, I was hell-on nervous to do it, but as it turns out, my computer is doing everything faster then it did under "Lion". I've also not found one single application that I already had, that has issues with 10.8.5. I think, if more people did their homework and did the recommended updates and cleanups recommended BEFORE updating, 75% of the complainers wouldn't be complaining. I'm looking forward to "Mavericks". Very pleased!...More
I was a little weary about upgrading to the OSX Mountain Lion, but I downloaded and installed fairly fast. The only issue I had to figure out at first was that I needed to have my had drive Journaled (Go to Utilities - Disk Utilities - highlight your drive and then click "Enable Journaling) if you get the e=message that Mountain Liona cannot be installed because your hard drive is not journaled. That took the most time for me trying to figure out the journaling. Once I did, the install was a piece of cake and I love the new features....More
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- Mac App Store Price: $19.99
- Category: Productivity (Mac)
- Updated: Oct 03, 2013
- Version: 10.8.5
- Size: 4.45 GB
- Language: English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian
- Seller: Apple
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Requirements: OS X 10.6.8 or later