The much awaited, next upgrade to Mac OS i.e. OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has finally landed on the Mac App Store; it is 4.05 GB in size and costs $19.99 for the upgrade.
There are several new features in the pack; several of them have been inherited from iOS, which includes – Notes, Reminders, Game Center, Notification Center, Twitter Integration, Share Sheets and AirPlay mirroring. Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion also brings an improved iCloud to the table along with the ability to use Mac tools like Contacts, Mail, Calendar, Messages, FaceTime and Find My Mac with a single sign-in ID.
If you think that you don’t have the time upgrade your Mac manually then you can leave that task to PowerNap – a tool that automatically checks of software updates and forces your system to boot so as to install them.
The new version of Mac OS also features GateKeeper – a firmware that will free you from the Mac App Store. Because of GateKeeper, you’d be able to control the sources from which your system installs apps. By default, Mountain Lion accepts apps from the Mac App Store and those with approved developer certificates but because of GateKeeper you can add different sources – even the shady ones that provide apps with unsigned content.
Since Mountain Lion has so many improved features, esp. GateKeeper, it’s certainly worth upgrading to.
Visit Mac App Store from your computer to purchase the new OS.