Will you invest $20 in new MAC software?

Apple Inc. released its new operating system for Mac computers Wednesday.

The new software, called Mountain Lion, narrows the gap between the PC and phone software packages, making Mac personal computers work more like iPhones and iPads.

Notes Associated Press’ Anick Jesdanun, in a review of the system:  “Mountain Lion is made for a world where your computer is just one of your computing devices, along with your iPhone and your iPad. Apple wants to make it easier to switch from one to the other, several times a day.”

Jesdanum notes these Mountain Lion highlights:

- Better integration with social networks such as Facebook, including built-in features to facilitate sharing on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr .

- Power Nap keeps your Mac updated even while it’s in “sleep” mode. It will get your email messages, back up your files and download software updates automatically.

- A new Messages app will replace iChat. It will allow you to send messages to other Apple users, whether they’re on a Mac or an Apple mobile device.

– Mountain Lion will be integrated with iCloud, the new Internet storage service designed for the mobile devices.

- The software will bring dictation to Macs, allowing the computer to type as you talk.

- Game Center will store high game scores and help users find opponents on Macs and Apple mobile devices.

Jesdanum suggests the New Mac software is well worth $20 upgrade. Have you or do you plan to invest the $20 and give it a try?

18 comments Add your comment

g

July 26th, 2012
12:38 pm

terrible article. looks like copy/paste from cnn. but anyway yes its worth the small upgrade fee.

woodrow

July 26th, 2012
12:42 pm

Mountain Lion version only operates on newer systems. They threw the rest of their customers under a bus. Thanks Apple. Oh, and hiding billions of dollars from U.S. taxes is very clever too. I think I’ll start looking at Android now.

Marc

July 26th, 2012
12:50 pm

Too new, so I won’t be putting it on my iMac at home(It’s only a year old). 20 bucks? That’s it? That is very cheap.

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early adopter

July 26th, 2012
1:07 pm

Already installed. Pretty nice. The dictation feature is VERY good. And very precise. I’ll use it often. $20 is a no brainer. Plus you can install it on ALL your other computers at no charge.

Hey @woodrow- see ya.

Matt

July 26th, 2012
1:09 pm

Of course it’s worth the money. In fact, it’s kind of amazing that it’s only 20 bucks.

This article, however, is not worth the 20 seconds it took to write it.

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CrossFit Guy

July 26th, 2012
1:28 pm

The ability to stream wirelessly to Apple Tv sold me! Everything else is gravy! Paleo gravy that is…

pebblebeach

July 26th, 2012
1:34 pm

Will give it a try…and skip lunch in lieu of the $20.00…have to in this economy…

Huh?

July 26th, 2012
2:08 pm

How new must your Mac/operating system be?

Shark Punch!

July 26th, 2012
5:28 pm

“…the new software narrows the gap between the PC and phone software packages, making Mac personal computers work more like iPhones and iPads.”

The thing that bothers me is that it’s not just Apple that’s pursuing the down-down-your-PC to a smartphone path. Windows 8 allegedly has a similar design paradigm, as well as the Canonical/Ubuntu debacle with the Unity interface. If I wanted my desktop to work like a tablet or cellphone, I would have bought a tablet or cell phone in the first place.

Shark Punch!

July 26th, 2012
5:29 pm

Oops, that should have been “dumb-down-your-PC.”

MacMan

July 26th, 2012
8:17 pm

I’ve owned a Mac since Finder 4.1 – and haven’t skipped an update since. OS X took some getting used to – but it, like all the others, have kept Macs ahead of Windows. I upgraded ALL of my Macs this morning (4) for the grand price of $5.00 EACH (including my older 2007 MacBook Pro). Woodrow – if you think supporting a FIVE YEAR OLD computer is throwing us under the bus – well, good luck to you. Oh, and good luck upgrading your Windows box for anything close to $20 – let alone ALL of your Windows boxes for $20.00. Plus, it took 20 minutes and one restart from start to finish – really, really good luck duplicating that when the new flavor (S) of Windows is released.

Greed

July 27th, 2012
10:20 am

Woodrow you are absolutely right….I paided for a new desktop a few years back and haven’t upgraded my computer no need to. Now if you want Mountain Lion you have to buy the last upgrade also. Glad Apple thinks of its customer of the yesteryears…Plus for the upgrade you DO NOT get a cd only download which means if your machine crashes or you lose internet you are hosed. Again, thanks Apple classy place…..What goes up WILL go down not caring for its loyal customers….

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Mac-Best Computer on The Planet

July 30th, 2012
11:34 am

Yep. Already have. Works fine. Easy installation.