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OS X Mountain Lion releasing today

In their sales call yesterday where they announced their third quarter results, CEO Tim Cook also mentioned that the next version of OS X, Mountain Lion, is coming today on July 25.

Until now, all we knew was that Mountain Lion was coming some time in July, although rumors were circulating that the release will be some time this week. Now that you have the official confirmation, you can look forward to downloading it from the Mac App Store, for a very attractive price of $19.99. Just like with Lion, you will be able to purchase Mountain Lion once and install it on all your Macs. Also, if you bought a new Mac after June 11, 2012, you are eligible for a free upgrade.

In case you are wondering what’s new in this update, Mountain Lion brings about 200 new features, which includes iCloud integration, iMessages (free messaging to iOS devices and other Macs), Notification Center, Gatekeeper (prevents unsigned apps from installing), Reminders, Notes, Power Nap (checks for updates, mails, does backup while the system is in standby), Dictation, Facebook integration, Game Center, improved Safari and several features targeted at the Chinese audience.

You can find out more about it here.



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