Apple has released the latest version of its Mac OS X operating system, Mountain Lion.
Mountain Lion is version 10.8 of OS X – the operating system that runs on Apple Mac computers – and adds a range of new features.
According to Apple, Mountain Lion adds over 200 new features including better integration with Apple’s cloud storage service iCloud, as well as the addition of Game Center – social gaming software featured on Apple’s iPhone and iPad.
Read our blog post for more information about the new features in OS X Mountain Lion.
How to upgrade to Mountain Lion
The new software will cost £13.99, but if you bought a new Mac on or after 11 June this year you can get your Apple computer upgraded to the new software free. Customers have to claim the upgrade in the next 30 days and can apply through the following link to Apple’s up-to-date program.
The new operating system will be available to download from the Mac App Store for the following models:
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
Users running the Lion software can find out if their model can run the new version by clicking on the Apple icon found in the top left corner of the screen, selecting ‘About This Mac’ and clicking on ‘More Info’.
If you are running Snow Leopard, you will have to update to the latest version of the software before purchasing Mountain Lion. For more information visit Apple’s how to upgrade page.