OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Mountain Lion
If you need to purchase Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, you may order it from this page.
The most current version of OS X is OS X 10.9 Mavericks. To learn more, please click here.
What do you receive: An email with a content code for the Mac App Store.
Note: Redemption codes are usually delivered within 1 business day but may occasionally take longer.
Content codes are usually delivered within 1 business day but may occasionally take longer. The use of content codes and redeemed software is subject to the terms and conditions of the Mac App Store (http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/ww/) and the OS X Mountain Lion End User License Agreement (http://www.apple.com/legal/sla/). Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply. Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Some Mountain Lion features have additional hardware requirements. These requirements may be found at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5444.
System RequirementsTo install Mountain Lion, you need one of these Macs:
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
Your Mac needs:
- OS X v10.6.8 or OS X Lion already installed
- 2 GB or more of memory
- 8 GB or more of available space
- UPC or EAN No.: 885909922338
Ratings & Reviews
VERY buggy system for designers!
I made the mistake of installing Mountain Lion [on my iMac] on the first day it was released. The system is overall garbage. It fr I made the mistake of installing Mountain Lion [on my iMac] on the first day it was released. The system is overall garbage. It freezes all of my Adobe software that I use for work- like Photoshop and Illustrator. Illustrator will not open or link PSD files and pinwheels until it crashes. I am disappointed with this system and this is the first time Apple has let me down. …
- Written by Janice S from Wayne
68 of 87 people found this useful
It was a major mistake to upgrade it now
Maybe it depends what do you intend to do with your computer and maybe as different software programs start working with Mountain Maybe it depends what do you intend to do with your computer and maybe as different software programs start working with Mountain Lion, it won't be so bad, but right now, I, like many other users have been experiencing issues where everything has slowed down, including browsing the web, and the software programs that used to work well on Lion are either not working at all, or are giving errors. This operating system has been a source of major frustration for me. I'm having a challenge starting Parallels. If you're just using basic Mac software, then you may not mind the upgrade. …
- Written by Laura D from Toronto
47 of 56 people found this useful
This upgrade cost me $500
Some claim that Mountain Lion Improved startup time vs Lion. New stylish dock. AirPlay. New Safari update is over satisfying. Dict Some claim that Mountain Lion Improved startup time vs Lion. New stylish dock. AirPlay. New Safari update is over satisfying. Dictation (Siri) works flawlessly! More iCloud integration. I saw none of that on my iMAC. And iCloud? who cares. My computer is not a toy - it's a work tool.
I am a professional illustrator / desktop Publisher and this upgrade did not recognize Photoshop CS3, MS Office Works (Word / Powerpoint / Excel etc) nor does it recognize Flash MX - software which I bought when I upgraded to iMac. Luckily I got a free upload to make Photoshop CS3 compatible but I lost at least $500 in other software.
I have been with MAC since 1990 and I am not pleased with these upgrades that seemed targeted for the juvenile home play crowd. MAC should remain a professional tool - not become an entertainment gadget!!! …
- Written by Robert S from BROOKLYN
35 of 38 people found this useful
Good speed, bad battery life.
Some apps like Safari are faster, but battery life is worse now. The battery gets drained so quickly when my Mac Book Pro is aslee Some apps like Safari are faster, but battery life is worse now. The battery gets drained so quickly when my Mac Book Pro is asleep. …
- Written by Rodrigo M from Puebla
2 of 2 people found this useful
after not working with lap top for a couple of minutes, when I go back to start working again, as soon as I start working for a fe after not working with lap top for a couple of minutes, when I go back to start working again, as soon as I start working for a few moments, say after typing 5 words, the computer goes to sleep!
dam it, it is so annoying, as soon as I start to work, it goes on sleep! …
- Written by Hossein N from Pullman
3 of 8 people found this useful
For Intellectual Property Owners
(5 star rating is 10.8.5 relative to version 10.8)
In all previous versions of Apple OS that are pre Lion including Snow Leopar (5 star rating is 10.8.5 relative to version 10.8)
In all previous versions of Apple OS that are pre Lion including Snow Leopard.... you can set up Network Locations that access Internet connections.
These interfaces are Ethernet, Firewire, USB, Airport, and Bluetooth.
Most importantly.... these manually set up Locations can disable or deactivate any or all of these connections.
As the author of numerous Federally issued physics copyrights among several other forms of intellectual property that are not allowed public access, it is vitally important that the computer I use to produce these things has no type of network connection under any name or description.
This is true for ANY person who produces ANYTHING that is intellectual property, not just me.
OK, here is what is new in 10.8.5.
In 10.8.4 (and all previous) you could APPLY a network Location that disabled or deactivated all connections.
What is now "new" in 10.8.5 is that you cannot disable or deactivate ANY network connection no matter what you do.
If you think that turning off your cable modem will do the trick, think again.... Airport and Bluetooth are still fully active. (if these are "built in", they are always on)
Be wise.... if you produce these disabled Locations and apply them, your computer will report that you do not have a network connection. (that is software)
Now check the hardware instead of the what the software tells you and you will discover that under 10.8.5. you cannot turn off ANY of these connections no matter what you do.
This means that your computer is wide open to any miscreant with a computer degree because software security is not 100% security whatsoever.
The only true security is hardware security. (power down the network transceivers)
There is no such thing as a networked computer that cannot be hacked.
How many convicted hackers do you require before you accept this fact?
After informing Apple of this BUG we now have 10.8.5.
10.8.5 has solved the BUG problem by not allowing the user to disable network transceivers whatsoever. (sounds comical)
Make no mistake.... the GUI will still inform you that the tranceivers are disabled and your Mac will tell you that you have no network connection, but the technical fact is..... the hardware is fully connected and fully active. (opposite of what the GUI reports and opposite what your applications will report)
Technically, a failure of the OS to report the status of the hardware is defined as a software BUG.
Don't blame Apple.
This is a Federal Mandate for ALL computer OS's.
The Federal Government has demanded that ANY and ALL computers have an open back door that requires active hardware connection at all times.
Don't blame the government.
Miscreants of all types and sorts from the prankster to the extremely harmful use computer network connections as a primary tool of their criminal trades.
Problem is.... this open door to your computer is an open door to criminals.
Ironic, isn't it????
If you produce intellectual materials that you wish to keep un-stolen, you cannot use 10.8.5. and must use either an obsolete Mac Pro, Snow Leopard or earlier, or both. (optionally, an Intel or PPC Mac with Airport and Bluetooth removed)
If you are not a criminal.... you do not require a network connection.
If you are a "typical" Mac user, 10.8.5 is a good upgrade.
(it is still 20% slower than Snow Leopard due to an unbreakable internet umbilical cord but is an improvement in overall ML stability)
Spare the crucifixions.... I have ten Macs and only this one is internet connected.
By the way..... use Microsoft?.... you must be joking!!!!
Microsoft is where the trouble began in the first place.
Apple makes computers, Microsoft makes software.... what is the problem?
- Written by Robert B from Ridgecrest
14 of 18 people found this useful