Everyone’s excited this week because Apple is set to release OS X Mountain Lion – the new OS X operating software for your Mac – hopefully within just a few days. According to information on Apple’s website, the new operating system has more than 200 new features, and will be available from the Mac App store.
We will be happy to install Mountain Lion on your Mac for you for a small service charge – we’ll post info on our Facebook page later this week, once Mountain Lion is officially released.
To run Mountain Lion, you’ll need OS X v10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or Lion already installed (if we’re upgrading you to Mountain Lion, we can install this if needed). You’ll also need one of the Macs listed below:
• iMac (mid 2007 or newer)
• MacBook (late 2008 aluminum, or early 2009 or newer
• MacBook Pro (mid/late 2007 or newer)
• MacBook Air (late 2008 or newer)
• Mac mini (early 2009 or newer)
• Mac Pro (early 2008 or newer)
• Xserve (early 2009)
To find out what model you have, click on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen, then click on About This Mac. If you don’t see it there, click on More Info.
A few things to remember:
• Apple recommends at least 2GB of RAM and 8GB of free hard drive space before you install Mountain Lion. We can upgrade your RAM or upgrade your hard drive, if you need more space.
• Back up your Mac! It’s always a good idea to back up your data on a regular basis – but especially before you make a major update to the operating software.
• You don’t have to upgrade. Your Mac should keep working just fine if you don’t. But if you do, you’ll be able to take advantage of all the new features, apps, etc.
• Mountain Lion uses a lot of features from iCloud – see our iCloud blog post to learn more about iCloud, and how to set it up on your Mac.