OS X Mountain Lion available to download now
OS X Mountain Lion, which Apple is billing as its "most advanced" desktop operating system to date, has been made available for download
Update: Check out our OS X Mountain Lion review.
Apple has made its “most advanced” desktop operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, available for download.
Apple OS X Mountain Lion: Features
Utilising the multi-touch trackpad on the MacBook Pro the new OS X lets you swipe across the homescreen, moving the wallpaper to one side revealing the Notification Bar.
Also included is Messages, a Mac specific version of the iMessage app found on iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad and lets you talk for free to anyone on those devices from a Mac, or indeed from a Mac to a Mac.
Elsewhere there has been increased integration between social media and core applications including direct Twitter buttons for Safari and other apps.
Finally, Gatekeeper is a new security feature that allows you to restrict where you download apps and files from giving you more control over what is sent to your iMac or MacBook.
Apple OS X Mountain Lion: Release date & price
Download: OS X Mountain Lion
To see the original wave of iPad-inspired functions on OS X, check out our Apple Mac OS X Lion features video