With roots in the U.S., Apple has grown by leaps and bounds to become the most recognized and accredited technology brand in the world. Apple Inc.’s product portfolio comprises of desktops, laptops, processors, operating systems, portable devices, and related accessories. Apple Inc. as a public company has always mirrored the success of its products in the stock market. Some of its most critically acclaimed tech products are the: iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Well, there is one man behind all this success and stardom; it is the Founder, Steve Jobs, a leader, innovator, and charismatic technocrat.
For all those avid Apple desktop and MacBook users out there, the much anticipated Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 preview version has been launched. The Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 is the ninth version of the OS X series of operating systems for servers and Mac computers. The Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 version is preceded by the Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.7 version. The 10.8 version is set to release sometime in July 2012, but Apple has released a preview version of the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 version to prepare its audiences for the complete version.
On a technical note, the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 is a closed source model with a hybrid kernel type, supporting the x86-64 platform. For installing the 10.8 version, the system should comply with the following requirements: a minimum RAM of 2 GB, available space of 8 GB on the hard disk, and for upgrades, the previous version must be the OS X Mountain Lion 10.7. The Mountain 10.8 version is compatible with models such as the iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, Xserve, MacBook Air, Mac mini, and Mac Pro. The cliché is that almost all of these models must have been bought after 2007 and 2008, and there are feature-specific requirements as well.
Now, let’s dive into the feature-specific details of the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 version. Apple has slightly tweaked the Time Machine feature to allow users rotate the backup in different storage spaces. The prominent feature of the new version is the AirPlay Mirroring option, which allows you to monitor your Mac screen from your Apple TV. The revolutionary iCloud cloud storage technology is now part of this version.
The OS X Mountain 10.8 version includes applications such as the Automator, Image Capture, Mission Control, Photo Booth, Launch Pad, and Mac App store, among others. The 10.8 version comprises of utilities such as Activity Monitor, AirPort Utility, Audio MIDI Setup, Bluetooth File Exchange, ColorSync Utility, Network Utility, and more. The 10.8 version has an integrated Facebook and Twitter option in order to pander ardent social networkers.
Supporting about 30 languages, the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 version is certain to be another fabled development from the renowned Apple Design Center.