OS X Mountain Lion is the new operating system from Apple that brings the best of iPhone, iPad, and iCloud to your Mac. It’s officially available and you can download it now from the Mac App Store.
Mountain Lion makes it easy to keep your data in sync and share with others, all while keeping you safe and secure. Be sure to check out our related post on the great new features of Mountain Lion.
Before you begin your upgrade to Mountain Lion, please check out our guide to make sure your computer meets the minimum requirements to run the system. If you need a little more RAM or storage space, you can take advantage of Tekserve’s Max Out Your Mac’s RAM and Max Out Your Mac’s Hard Drive special, which will upgrade your computer to its maximum potential for a flat fee.
It is also important to consider your software. While most apps that run under Lion should be compatible with Mountain Lion, it is a good idea to check our guide, as well as RoaringApps compatibility table to see if there are any known issues with your mission critical software.
Before you upgrade, be sure to backup your drive. Having a backup is always important, but even more so when you are doing a major upgrade like a whole operating system. To give yourself an extra safety net, create a bootable clone backup. This allows you to access and run your entire old system, even after you upgrade.
Not Mountain Lion capable? There has never been a better time to upgrade to a new Mac. With refreshed models across the board, there is a Mac for everyone. You can even trade in your old machine and get credit toward a new one.
The best thing about Mountain Lion is how easy it is to install. See our step-by-step guide for more information about what to expect.