Apple released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the latest version of its desktop operating system, on July 25th, 2012. Arriving just a year after 10.7 Lion, the $19.99 upgrade continues the trend of bringing elements of iOS to Apple's desktop and laptop hardware.
Apple has just pushed out OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 just moments after releasing iOS 6 to the general public. The update makes available a variety of features that put OS X on par with iOS, namely Facebook integration inside Notification Center, Game Center, Contacts, and photo-sharing. 10.8.2 also includes Power Nap support for late 2010 MacBook Airs, as well as consolidated AppleIDs and phone numbers — which means that iMessages sent to your phone number will now also appear in Messages on your Mac.
Apple's recently released OS X 10.8, codenamed Mountain Lion, is officially the California company's most successful OS X release to date.
Apple has released an SMC firmware update for the MacBook Pro with Retina display bringing Power Nap to the laptop.
Apple has issued a number of users of its Up-To-Date program with activation codes for OS X Server components instead of Mountain Lion.
The OS X Server for Mountain Lion is available now as a separate app through the Mac App Store.
A firmware update to enable Power Nap is now available for the 2011 and 2012 series of MacBook Airs, with a similar package for the Retina MacBook Pro "coming soon."
Microsoft has confirmed that Microsoft Office for Mac is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
Apple has updated iWork, iPhoto, and iMovie, adding bug fixes and compatibility for Mountain Lion's new features.
Apple has begun rolling out Safari 6, which includes several new features, for Lion, though it lacks some of the capabilities of the version on Mountain Lion.
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is now available for download from the Mac App Store for $19.99. A new addition called Gatekeeper brings Apple-signed digital certificates to apps that aren’t sold (or can’t be sold) on the Mac App Store.
Is Apple's latest version of OS X more than just rehashed features from iOS?