MacSolutions Plus Newsletter 07/27/2012



Mountain Lion is here
Apple has released OS X Mountain Lion – the new OS X operating software for Macs. Mountain Lion has more than 200 new features, and is available from the Mac App store.


You can download OS X Mountain Lion from this link – or we can install it on your Mac for you for a small service charge.  

To run Mountain Lion, you’ll need OS X v10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or Lion already installed. 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)

Before you upgrade…

 • 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. To learn more, read our blog posts about how to back up your data – part 1 and how to back up your data – part 2.

• 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.