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OS X Mountain Lion now available from the App Store

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion can now be downloaded from the App Store

Just as Apple announced yesterday, their latest version of OS X is now available for download from the App Store. The Mountain Lion upgrade comes free for MacBooks purchased after the 11th of June, but others will have to fork over a $20 fee.

The 10.8 upgrade for OS X provides various updates, but mainly increases compatibility with Apple's iOS environment by adding a notification center, improved iMessage support and better iCloud integration. In addition, the update is headlined by the PowerNap feature, which allows MacBooks to upgrade in a silent and efficient way while in sleep mode.

Overall, Mountain Lion doesn't provide any revolutionary changes but it is most likely the last OS X update before the Windows 8 launch in October. Consequently, it should be fun to see how the two face up against each other, and MacBook owners can head over to the App Store and try it out for themselves.


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Omar Qudsi, 2012-07-26 (Update: 2012-07-26)