“And according to information found in the recently released golden master (GM), the limitation appears to be related to graphics, as we originally suspected,” Foresman reports. “When the first developer preview of Mountain Lion was seeded to developers earlier this year, the release notes listed hardware requirements showing that some early 64-bit Mac models were not compatible. (Lion is likewise 64-bit, and can run on any Core2 or newer 64-bit Intel processor.) As such, Mountain Lion developer previews would not run on the earliest Mac Pros, MacBook Pros, iMacs, and other hardware.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Time marches on and with every major OS X release the déjà vu multiplies. This is what happens. Every single time. If you want to run the latest OS X and your Mac won’t run it, get a new Mac.
In order to run OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, your Mac must be one of 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)
Today, there are plenty of places to sell Macs for good money. For those on the outside looking in, it’s now time to decide whether to upgrade or to stick with what you have.
Recent converts: You’re not in Windows PC Land anymore. Mac users do not stagnate. We’d rather have Apple err on the side of pushing the envelope (they’re not erring here) than the alternative.
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
Apple’s Mac App Store will restrict OS X Mountain Lion downloads to unsupported Macs – July 9, 2012
OS X Mountain Lion AirPlay Mirroring: Older Macs not welcome – July 3, 2012