Apple to unleash OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion on Wednesday, July 25th

Apple will launch its Mountain Lion operating system tomorrow, Apple CEO Tim Cook stated in a company press release: “[Apple] will release Mountain Lion tomorrow and will be launching iOS 6 this Fall.”

OS X Mountain Lion will be available on Wednesday, July 25th from the Mac App Store for US$19.99.

Mountain Lion requires Lion or Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6.8 or later), 2GB of memory and 8GB of available space. For a complete list of system requirements and compatible systems, visit: apple.com/osx/specs/. OS X Server requires Mountain Lion and will also be available on Wednesday, July 25th from the Mac App Store for $19.99.

The OS X Mountain Lion Up-to-Date upgrade is available at no additional charge via the Mac App Store to all customers who purchased a qualifying new Mac system from Apple or an Apple Authorized Reseller on or after June 11, 2012.

30 Comments

  1. …. and hopefully this rises the shares back up…I finally come to buy a house and have to sell my shares so I make the stupid move of waiting to hear earnings… which usually brought me more money.. not much less 🙁

    1. Not so much a rise as a so-called “uptick,” whatever that is. I hate ticks, whether up or down or whatever. Even “tickboxes,” which I suppose are some strange variety of checkboxes.

    1. Why do you even need to go there? You make Mac users look like Mac losers. If you don’t like Windows, don’t use it.

      BTW it’s pretty consensual that most Mac users would have been content if Apple would have simply added iCloud support to Snow Leopard. Lion didn’t go over very well, so many of us will approach ML with caution or stick with SL.

  2. As an Apple dev I’m already using the GM release, and it is AWESOME! Hat’s off to Apple, they just keep turning out quality product after quality product.

    1. I second that. I haven’t even seen any minor problems or even any hitches, snags, or even hiccups in the couple of months (continuous) I’ve been using it. A couple of very low grade annoyances maybe, but that’s it.

  3. Since I bought my first Mac in 2007 I have bought every new OS release the week of. Lion has made me a little gun shy. Snow Leopard was awesome and made my 2009 MacBook Pro run better but Lion has made me feel like I installed Vista or something. It made my Mac very slow & sluggish with constant spiny wheels. So I am with those who have had issues with Lion. I am going to take a wait and see on this one.

    1. Without sounding snarky or sarcastic, you might want to invest in an SSD and/or a RAM upgrade. My 2009 Mac Mini really hums along. Disclaimer: I don’t use Photoshop or MS products, which may or may not give me a zippier Mac.

        1. There are many potential reasons for a slow Mac and “spiny” wheels. The advice from others is sound – a RAM upgrade generally provides the best bang for the buck. But I am running OS X 10.7.4 on a 2007 Intel iMac with 4GB RAM (667 MHz) and it is working fine. I did not notice a reduction in performance from Snow Leopard. So it is entirely possible that it is not your 2009 Mac Pro hardware. Do some research. Consider consulting with a Mac genius. Because I can absolutely guarantee that no release of OS X is like Vista.

      1. It’s absurd to suggest 2GB of RAM is sufficient to run ML. Wish Apple would just bite the bullet and admit 4GB is the true minimum for reasonable computing.

  4. When will OSX 10.8 come preloaded on new macs? I’m going to buy a macbook air, but i was waiting for it to come preloaded as to save space. Does anyone have an idea, like tomorrow or thurday?

  5. If you go to the ML main page from apple.com and click the Upgrade Now button, it takes you to the App Store page and appears to be available now to download.

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