The latest version of Apple’s desktop platform, the Mac OS X, is now live. Known as the “Mountain Lion”, this update comes with the 10.8 build number and it’s available for full-download right away or, just a regular upgrade from a previous version. Speaking of the past, the Cupertino-based company has finally opted to drop the old-fashion lion symbol in favor of something whiter: the mountain lion.
Besides the badge representing Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the new version weights around 4GB and comes with over 200 new features, including a revamped Notification Center, new applications and dictation.
The arrival of Mountain Lion also brought updates for various Mac OS X applications, such as iWork, iLife, Apple Remote Desktop, Xcode and plenty others. If you own one of these apps, it’s highly recommended to apply the latest build to ensure that support for 10.8 is granted.
Downloads can be made from right from the Mac App Store page, and cost around $19.99 for those running Mac OS X Snow Leopard or Lion. Those that recently purchased an Apple computer (between June 11 and July 25) can upgrade for free using the refurbished program.