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Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion for Mac

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    Jul. 25, 2012
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3 stars

"No longer OS X, this is now a hybrid of iOS and OS X"

August 16, 2012  |  By anyfors

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8


Better security.
Better integration for people with a presence on many websites.
Notifications can be very useful if you're looking out for something.


- The Arrange & Kind changes to Finder are the opposite of helpful. In fact they are a hindrance to getting anything done.
- The OS seems to think that everybody is using a touch device to operate it. People using standard mice will have problems.
- There's some problems with sound not being available for some apps after upgrading.
- For those with a Unix background, access to the system has been cut off to a large extent. Things that could be tweaked on true OS X are no longer available, since much of the new interface is built on iOS.


For many of us, the switch from PC to Mac became a no-brainer when Apple decided to base it's operating system on a Unix platform. A slick Mac interface on top of the sturdy, bulletproof Unix standard seemed like the best of all possible worlds.
Then came the iPhone, the iPod and the iPad. Their sales have outshone those of the Mac and the iMac for years to the point where now there are more users on the iOS operating system than there are using OS X. You can see where this is heading, can't you? iOS is taking over our beloved Macs, and the sturdy Unix underpinnings we count on are going the way of the dodo, leaving us with a half-assed operating system that is useful only for people who don't do any particularly heavy work with their computers, simply use them for entertainment.
There's nothing wrong with entertainment. It's just that if you want a computer to compute, you don't want it dancing around on ballet slippers to do so. Unfortunately, Mountain Lion is dancing as fast as it can, wearing some kind of freaky-deaky costume, and it can't do much for you if you really want a heavy duty system.
I believe that we have seen the last true OS X operating system with Snow Leopard. Stick with it, if you love your sanity and actually want to get any work done.

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4 stars

"Faster , especially Safari"

July 25, 2012  |  By sokolow

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8


Faster, especially Safari. Finder and mail are snappier, too.


Notification center is more annoying than useful. Probably will turn it off.

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Publisher Apple
Publisher web site http://www.apple.com/
Release Date July 25, 2012
Date Added July 25, 2012
Version 10.8
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.8
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 1.76MB
File Name OSXUpd10.10.3Supp.dmg
Total Downloads 100,787
Downloads Last Week 186
License Model Purchase
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Price $19.99

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