During this year’s World Wide Developer Conference, held in June, Apple announced that OS X Mountain Lion (the next major installment to their proprietary operating system) would be publicly available sometime in July. While the specific release date was unknown since Apple’s announcement, we certainly know now.
Early this morning, Apple officially released OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) as an update that’s available via the Mac App Store for a one-time price of $19.99. A single purchase is capable of upgrading multiple Macs under the same Apple ID. If you’ve purchased a new computer from Apple since their recent Mac laptop refresh in June, your computer may be eligible to receive a free update to the latest operating system through the Up-to-Date program.
For those of you who are unaware, Mountain Lion brings a number of welcomed updates to OS X, including the following: improvements and added functionality to Safari, iCloud and Game Center with the addition of Messages, Notification Center, sharing capabilities, AirPlay Mirroring, Power Nap, Gate Keeper and so much more.
As mentioned above, Mountain Lion is available as an update to both Snow Leopard and Lion from the Mac App Store for $19.99. Moreover, OS X Server has also been updated and is also available for just $19.99.
Stay tuned for additional coverage on Apple and their latest OS X release.