OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Mountain Lion is an operating system developed by Apple Inc. for it’s own line (Macintosh) of computers. OS X Mountain Lion was first released in mid -2012. It has many features from iOS that make business and personal computing a user-friendly experience. Mountain Lion sold over 3 million units in the first four days, making it Apple’s most successful Mac OS release yet.
OS X Mountain Lion is compatible with any of Apple’s products. It is a closed source.
Major Software Suites That Run On Mountain Lion
The most basic system requirements of OS X Mountain Lion include at least 2 GB of RAM. There should also be 8 GB of available hard disk storage in order to have OS X Mountain Lion run smoothly and efficiently. Apache is included and can be enabled using third-party software.
Apple does a good job at creating a very secure operating system using measures including sandboxing, ASL randomization, and enhanced runtime protection. OS X Mountain Lion also features the security feature ‘GateKeeper’, who will pop up when email attachments look as though they may contain harmful spyware.
OS X Mountain Lion has added many updates for applications on its operating system. It now features iCloud which replaces MobileMe. The iCloud library UI has been integrated through all of the operating systems. RSS Support in Mail and Safari has been removed. The Software Update service has now been unified and is found on the Mac App Store. Application updates install automatically on the device. The user interface is great for multitasking, with options including hotkeys and Mission Control.
OS X Mountain Lion features Messages which includes iMessage. iMessage allows users to send unlimited messages to other Macs, iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads. Messages features audio calling, text messaging and video calling using Apple’s FaceTime. It also includes Safari 6. OS X Lion also features a Notification Center which provides the user with alerts from other applications. Notes is another new application that allows created notes to be synched through all of the user’s Apple devices using iCloud. The Game Center application is new to OS X, taking cues from iOS. It is an online gaming network that allows users to invite friends to play an online game, play a multiplayer game with others matched to them and track high scores.
OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.1 has had very positive reviews. The reaction time is quicker and the features are user-friendly. It is very secure, making sure your personal computer is protected at all times. The iCloud and syncing features give an overall good experience on all of user’s Apple products. OS X Mountain Lion also allows for users to be more connected socially for business and personal uses. It is reasonably priced at just under $20.00 making the upgrade worth it.