An Overview of OS X Mountain Lion

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(Last Updated On: August 14, 2013)

mountain-lion-osx-ifixyouriApple has kept true to its word and delivered a new OS X known as Mountain Lion. If the previous version of Lion did not meet your expectations, the new OS X is a different breed. To start with, the new OS X borrows a lot from Lion. This means that the new version feels quite familiar in terms of performance and features.

To ensure a smooth transition from Lion to Mountain Lion, the new OS X makes compatibility a breeze. By now, most developers have had time to fine tune and smooth out any app compatibility hitches.



One of the newest features in the new OS X is notifications. They make handling alerts from the apps running on your machine easy. Instead of a segmented, jumbled mess, it is all now a pretty streamlined operation. Built-in apps now include Twitter and Facebook as well. In addition, the notification center works well with Chrome and Safari. If you have a Gmail message, an alert will show up on your notification center.

To install unsigned apps, you will have to circumvent the new Gatekeeper feature. However, you can easily tweak the default setting that blocks unsigned apps. For developers, certification will set you back $99 a year for a developer account.

Cloud integration

Another new feature that you will notice quickly is the Documents in the Cloud feature. With this feature, everything from Preview to TextEdit gets OS integration. This means that your files reside within the app environment and in the cloud.


Some of the apps that have made a transition from Lion to this new version include Messages, Notes, and Reminders. Messages now replaces the iChat app that seemed to have stability issues — and it’s about time, even my old iPhone has these apps.

Airplay is a new feature that you cannot miss. You can now route live web events to your TV via Apple TV. There is no doubt that the new Mountain Lion is a big forward leap.

New Macs are shipped with Mountain Lion installed, or you can upgrade to the new OSX version.  The cheaper route would be to simply upgrade instead of buying a new system, but if your current desktop or laptop needs repairs, iFixYouri can help and save you money.