Mac OS X Mountain Lion update is available TODAY

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mountain-lion-logo.jpgApple’s new desktop operating system, Mac OS X Mountain Lion, is available today, Wednesday 25th July.

Over 200 new features will be coming to Mac OS X with Mountain Lion, including deep Facebook and Twitter integration, Game Center features and AirPlay screen mirroring.

When it lands in the US, it’ll cost $19.99, with UK users paying a measly £13.99 for the upgrade.

Mountain Lion will not be available in an physical media formats however, so brace yourself for a sizeable 4GB download.

Those who have bought a compatible Mac product from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after June 11, 2012 will also be eligible for a free upgrade through the OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date Program. Click here to check if you can grab it for free.

However, if you’re working away with a Mac that uses a 32-bit kernel extension (KEXTs), it looks like you’re out of luck. Mountain Lion requires your system be running the 64-bit Kernal we’re afraid. If you’ve got an iMac or MacBook built after 2007, you should still be fine.

We’ll have a full Mountain Lion review in the coming days, so keep your eyes peeled for it.

Gerald Lynch

4 comments

  • Measly £13.99?!! – How about the US paying these measly prices for Macs when the UK has to pay way more on top! 

    • That’s a fair point – the usual steep premium on UK users from Apple seems to have been left out for Mountain Lion though, which is a relief. We expected a £19.99 pricing to be honest.

  • Measly £13.99?!! – How about the US paying these measly prices for Macs when the UK has to pay way more on top! 

    • That's a fair point – the usual steep premium on UK users from Apple seems to have been left out for Mountain Lion though, which is a relief. We expected a £19.99 pricing to be honest.

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