Apple today has publicly released OS X Mountain Lion, the next installment of its operating system for Mac desktops and notebooks. OS X Mountain is available for $19.99 from the Mac App Store for existing Snow Leopard and Lion users, while anyone that has purchased a new Mac on or after June 11, 2012 is eligible for a free upgrade through Apple’s up-to-date program. OS X Mountain Lion includes several new features such as Notification Center, AirPlay Mirroring, Game Center, Messages for Mac, Notes, Reminders, Gatekeeper and official Twitter integration.
“People are going to love the new features in Mountain Lion and how easy it is to download and install from the Mac App Store,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “With iCloud integration, Mountain Lion is even easier to set up, and your important information stays up to date across all your devices so you can keep editing documents, taking notes, creating reminders, and continue conversations whether you started on a Mac, iPhone or iPad.”
OS X Mountain Lion further bridges the gap between the Mac operating system and iOS for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. With the new features in Mountain Lion adopted from iOS, in addition to iCloud, Apple users are able to keep all of their devices in sync and stay connected better than ever before. Due to the high demand for OS X Mountain Lion, downloading the latest software from the Mac App Store may be difficult at this time.