Apple’s new operating system “Mountain Lion” launches either late tonight July 25th or early tomorrow 26th morning for Apple Mac users in Aus.
Are you going to upgrade straight away? It’s only $20.99, and like Lion before it, you download it from the App Store rather than buy it in CD format.
New O.S updates typically have a few bugs, so don’t be too quick to update. If you are relying on your computer to be working as is, and can’t handle a few things not working as they should, be careful, upgrades have a habit of breaking applications that may take time to also get updated to work with the new system. Printer software typically breaks with O.S updates. If you do want to update A.S.A.P because you just can’t wait, be sure to make sure you have your existing software up to date by checking software update, and you have backed up your Macintosh files (which you do every day…don’t you…) So that you can recover anything that goes missing. Also check online with the manufacturer of your printer or other software to see if it will be compatible with Mountain Lion before you take the plunge!
iCloud looks like its going to be a bit easier to use, you should be able to send your documents straight to the cloud from Pages and Numbers etc….it’s been a bit of a workaround up until now. I’m also looking forward to a speedier Safari, Cross device Notes, iMessage (actually working) and the notification centre. What about you?
I’ll be downloading it tonight or tomorrow and let you know how it goes on my Mac Book Pro, 2009 model!
P.S I did have a play with a new Mac Book Pro with Retina Display today…sigh…will be saving up for that one, very fast, great graphics and super speedy boot up, not too mention light! It was the smaller model 250G solid state hard drive. I’m tossing up weather I spend another 600 odd dollars to get the top of the range, for someone like me who spends a min of 8 hours a day on my mac, and uses Photoshop and Movie editing apps….it would be great to have the speediest one…(yeh keep talking yourself into it Leonie!)
Have you got the new MBP with Retina? what do you think?
Check out the specs: http://www.apple.com/au/osx/ most macs from mid 2007 upwards should upgrade.