Mac OS X Mountain Lion

Mac OS X Mountain Lion is version 10.8 of Apple Computer’s Mac OS X operating system for Macintosh desktop, laptop and server computers. The Mountain Lion release is the ninth update for Mac OS X, following earlier updates for the operating system: Cheetah (v10.0), Puma (v10.1), Jaguar (v10.2), Panther (v10.3), Tiger (v10.4), Leopard (v10.5), Snow Leopard (v10.6) and Lion (v10.7).

Most of Mac OS X Mountain Lion’s new additions are features and applications that have migrated over from Apple’s iOS mobile operating system as the company continues to meld OS X and iOS towards a single unified operating system. iOS features that make their debut in OS X Mountain Lion include Reminders, Notes and Contacts standalone apps; a new Notification Center patterned after the one in iOS; Game Center integration; and more.

Other additions in Mountain Lion include improved seamless integration with iCloud, a built-in Messages client (as seen in iOS-powered devices like the iPad and iPhone), a new Share Sheets feature (for sharing links, photos and more), AirPlay Mirroring capabilities, Gatekeeper security protection features, extensive Twitter integration, improvements to Safari and more.

Apple made Mac OS X Mountain Lion available for download through the Mac App Store on July 25th, 2012. The operating system can be purchased for $19.99 as an upgrade for current Mac OS X Lion or Snow Leopard OSes.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

Related Articles

Best Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs)

Organizations of all sizes can outsource their management of security devices and systems to a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). For most companies, it...

Remote Desktop Software

Remote desktop software gives businesses tools to use their company computers and resources from geographically distributed locations. The flexibility to log into a remote...

Gartner

Gartner is a world-renowned information technology (IT) consultancy and advisory firm that conducts research on different technologies and provides insights to clients for smarter...

Web Server

Web servers are computers that deliver, or serve, web pages to internet end users. Web servers require both hardware and software to work. Every...

Best Managed Security Service...

Organizations of all sizes can outsource their management of security devices and systems...

Gartner

Gartner is a world-renowned information technology (IT) consultancy and advisory firm that conducts...

IT Ticketing System

As employees and customers alike have changed their IT usage habits as a...