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    OS X Mountain Lion Will Be Released Today

    The rumours were true.

    As part of its quarterly earnings press release, Apple has confirmed that OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, the latest version of its desktop operating system, will be released via the Mac App Store today. Priced at £13.99 ($19.99), Mountain Lion brings a number of elements from iOS to the Mac with new features including Notification Center, expanded iCloud support, Reminders, a revamped Messages app, and more. We took an in-depth look at an early preview of OS X 10.8 back in February, and Apple has also detailed each of the 200+ new features you'll find inside the OS starting tomorrow. When the moment does finally arrive, you'll need to be running either Mac OS X Lion or the most recent version of Snow Leopard (10.6.8) to upgrade. (Source)

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    Post app store links when you spot them please.

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    Looking forward to installing it tonight

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    Ready for download in AppStore

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    Not having much luck purchasing it though. No surprise there I guess

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    Last edited by Arthur; 25th July 2012 at 01:51 PM.

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    I can't see any features that make me interested in the upgrade. especially for us non-iOS users...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    I can't see any features that make me interested in the upgrade. especially for us non-iOS users...
    You know what to do then

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    It's like Lion, but nicer...

    But what exactly do users get for their twenty bucks? In short: a nicer, more polished version of Lion. There’s definitely new stuff: iCloud document storage (more on that in a bit), Messages (which is more than just a renamed version of iChat — it supports iMessage), Notification Center (which I really like on the Mac; it’s perhaps the feature I’ve missed the most over the last few months testing the Mountain Lion betas when going back to my main machine running Lion). More back-to-the-Mac stuff from iOS, like standalone apps for Notes and Reminders, and convenient system-wide “share sheets” for sending content via email or messages and to websites like Flickr, Twitter, Vimeo, and, soon Facebook. (Facebook integration is not included in OS X 10.8; Apple says it will come in a software update “this fall”.) AirPlay Mirroring is a gem of a feature — a shining example of Apple’s “all our stuff works together seamlessly” philosophy. The new voice dictation feature is accurate, simple, and convenient — a huge accessibility win for anyone who has trouble typing.

    But Mountain Lion isn’t billed as a blockbuster release, and it isn’t priced like one. It’s just nicer. And it’s the little things, the attention to detail, that show it best. I’ve spent most of my time testing Mountain Lion on a 2010 11-inch MacBook Air. I’ve noticed that wake-from-sleep times have gotten faster over the course of the beta period. And the MacBook Air woke from sleep just fine on Lion, by the historical standards of Apple notebooks waking from sleep. But “faster” isn’t fast enough, and the Air now feels like it’s getting pretty close to the instant-on wake-from-sleep feel of an iOS device. (Source)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post




    This happened the last time.

    Try again later, in a week or two and demand will have settled down.

    Perhaps they should get some Dell or IBM servers that can handle the demand...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fazza View Post
    This happened the last time.
    Maybe I was lucky, but I managed to download Lion within minutes of it being released.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fazza View Post
    Perhaps they should get some Dell or IBM servers that can handle the demand...
    Apple do use IBM servers in one of their data centres.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post




    Getting the same here Think its because I have server on my laptop.

    Going to have to wait until I can update it on my air at home

    Ross

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    John Siracusa's 26,000 word essay review of Mountain Lion should pass the time while I am waiting to download it...

    Link: arstechnica.com/apple/2012/07/os-x-10-8/


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    Downloading now... after a few hours of the errors above.

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