OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is the most advanced desktop and server operating system developed by Apple. It made its appearance on July 25, 2012 and soon became popular among Mac computer users. It has got some new features that include applications and utilities. Let’s have a detailed look at what’s new in this OS.
The software and Mac both are manufactured by the same company so, they easily integrate and work together. OS X works give a long battery life and works efficiently with the processor.
It is simple to use and its multi-touch style gives you ease and flexibility to do all the computing. Multi-touch gestures like tapping, scrolling, pinching, and swiping let you view Mission control, switch between apps, zoom and navigate fairly effortlessly. The Dock is a place to launch the apps. The apps not present in the Dock can be accessed through Launchpad.
It is simply powerful and is created on time-tested UNIX foundation. The graphics are amazing and applications like Aperture and Final Cut Pro give you unique photo and video editing capabilities.
Sharing is now fun as the new OS allows easy sharing of data and applications. Your data on the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch can now be seen in your Mac and your Mac desktop just remains clean. You can easily find widgets, thumbnails, organize and manage your files and access everything quickly. Four Finder views, simple sidebar and large icons make everything more prominent and clear.
Don’t worry if you own a Windows PC as OS X also offer advanced compatibility with it. It also works with digital cameras, printers, and other gadgets and doesn’t require to manually download separate drivers. It can also easily open your important file types like JPG, MP3, and PDF, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.
It offers spectacular features. They include
- iCloud –connects your Mac, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch and provide easy data sharing over the cloud.
- Reminders- organize your files, set due dates and give you message alerts.
- Notes- let you write whatever is in your mind and you can design them with photos, images, and attachments.
- iMessage- allows you to connect with people and chat with them.
- Notification Center- keeps you updated about an email, a message, a software update and even a calendar alert.
- Power Nap- allows you to download software updates and makes backups with Time Machine when connected to a power source.
- Dictation- allows typing what you speak and it supports English (U.S., UK, and Australia), French, German, and Japanese.
- Safari- makes browsing and searching on the web easy.
- AirPlay- let you enjoy your music from your Mac on HDTV.
- Facebook and Twitter- gives you social entertainment.
- Game Center- let you play multiplayer games with your friends.
- Spotlight and Quick Look- locate files easily.
What more to expect from the OS that let you access more than 200 apps?? So, enjoy computing as OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has to offer everything that you want.