Apple as promised on Tuesday has released its Apple OS X Mountain Lion upgrade via the Mac App Store. The newest iteration of the company’s popular computer OS comes with more than 200 feature upgrades and a small upgrade cost of just $20.
If you’re using a slow data connection the upgrade will likely take hours to download at a size of 4.05GB.
The program should be available in most countries as of Wednesday although some buyers in Australia have complained of an error message when attempting to update their Mac systems.
The Apple OS X Mountain Lion system brings with it some of Apple’s most popular iOS features which have until this point eluded the company’s computer platform. For example users will gain access to Notes, Reminders, Game Center, and the Notification Center. The system also features tighter integration with Facebook, a dictation option and Airplay mirroring
For power users the use of tighter iCloud support will be a welcomed addition.
As we reported yesterday Apple is sending executives to the Black Hat Conference in Las Vegas on Thursday and with that trip comes Gatekeeper a new Mountain Lion feature meant to add better security layers to the malware fight Apple has recently had to wage against potential hackers.
While new Macs have come preloaded with the Apple OS X Mountain Lion software anyone who purchased a Mac on or after June 11 is eligible for a free upgrade.
Will you be paying $19.99 to upgrade your Apple computers to the new Mountain Lion OS?