For Mountain Lion, Apple has a complete list of built-in applications and some of their features.
Click the Link from a Mac with the Mac App Store to go to the download page for OS X Mountain Lion.
Resources for Mountain Lion Upgrade
Apple has provided several resources for Upgrading to Mountain Lion. Even if you are confident you know how to upgrade, these resources are worth a look.
- Apple has provided a complete guide to Upgrading to Mountain Lion.
- Have you recently bought a new Mac directly from Apple? You can get a free download of Mountain Lion if your purchase was on or after June 11, 2012.
- Interested in a Home or Business Server? OS X Server Mountain Lion is available alongside the regular release for an increased price.
- Part of a Business, Organization, or Educational Institution? Purchase Mountain Lion with a Volume License.
System Requirements for Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion
It’s July, and that means Apple’s transition from the Mountain Lion beta for Developers to the Public Release is coming any day now. But is your Mac ready for the new OS? Here are the system requirements set for OS X Mountain Lion, which are different than the requirements for OS X Lion and excludes some older machines that can barely even run 10.7 well.
Basic System Requirements:
- OS X 10.6.8 or later
- 2GB of memory
- 8GB of free hard drive space
- Intel Core 2 Duo or better, capable of running 64-bit
- Advanced Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)
- Active, Secure Internet Connection for Download
Basic List of Supported Machines:
- Mac mini: Early 2009 or newer
- iMac: Mid 2007 or newer
- Mac Pro: Early 2008 or newer
- MacBook: Aluminum 2008 or newer
- MacBook Air: Late 2008 or newer
- MacBook Pro: 13” Mid 2009 or newer, 15” and 17” 2007 or newer
- Xserve: Early 2009 or newer
Requirements for AirPlay Mirroring:
- Mac mini: Mid 2011 or newer
- iMac: Mid 2011 or newer
- MacBook Air: Mid 2011 or newer
- MacBook Pro: Early 2011 or newer
Requirements for Power Nap:
- MacBook Air: Late 2010 or newer
- MacBook Pro with Retina Display
Requirements for AirDrop:
- Mac mini: Mid 2010 or newer
- iMac: Early 2009 or newer
- Mac Pro: Early 2009 with AirPort Extreme Card, Mid 2010 or newer
- MacBook: Late 2008 or newer
- MacBook Air: Late 2010 or newer
- MacBook Pro: Late 2008 or newer
Requirements for Boot Camp:
- Existing Installation of Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista, or Windows 7
- New Installation of Windows 7 or Windows 8
PLEASE NOTE: The Original MacBook Air is not supported, and any Mac with a Intel GMA 950 or x3100 Graphics Card is also not supported in addition to an ATI Radeon X1600. PowerPC (Motorola G-Series Processors) have not been supported since 10.4 Tiger. Any MacBook released prior to 2008 will also not be supported, as well as any Mac mini or iMac released prior to 2007. Any model that is not mentioned but is older than the model from the list of supported machines is not guaranteed to work. Tim’s Technical Services makes no official claims to success or failure of OS installation, and the data provided is for informational purposes only.
Apple is subject to change the System Requirements of OS X Mountain Lion without notice.
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