Apple earlier today announced the ninth major release of its OS X operating system dubbed as Mountain Lion. Basically an update to OS X Lion (v10.7), OS X Mountain Lion (v10.8) brings over 200 new features, some of which are gained from the iOS mobile platform like the Messages app (replaced iChat and with iMessage support), Notification Center (a feature first introduced in iOS 5), Facebook and Twitter deep integration, and Game Center (an online gaming network first made available on iOS 4.0). Other new notable features in OS X Mountain Lion also include Dictation, iCloud integration, and AirPlay Mirroring.
OS X Mountain Lion works with Mac computers with at least 2GB of RAM and 8GB of free HDD or SSD space. Mac users can upgrade to Mountain Lion either with OS X Lion (v10.7) or OS X Snow Leopard already installed. If still on Snow Leopard, make sure to have it updated to v10.6.8 first. (more…)