Apple finally released the newest version of its operating system for Macs on Wednesday, the Associated Press reports :
Dubbed Mountain Lion, the new software narrows the gap between the PC and phone software packages, making Mac personal computers work more like iPhones and iPads.
It’s similar to what Microsoft Corp. is doing with its forthcoming Windows 8 system. That system, to be released Oct. 26, will bring the look and user interface of Windows Phone to PCs.
Mountain Lion will cost $20 and will be sold only as a download. Only computers running the two most recent versions of Mac OS, Lion and Snow Leopard, can be upgraded.
Macs bought on or after June 11 can be upgraded for free.
The Post’s Hayley Tsukayama rounded up what people were saying about Apple’s Mountain Lion:
Shane Richmond of the Guardian said that the additional iCloud integration from the Mac works smoothly and makes it very easy for users to share information between their Apple devices. This is particularly true with iCloud’s new Document in the Cloud feature, he said.