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Installing Mountain Lion: What you need to know, from Macworld

In Mac Desktop on 07/30/2012 at 10:08 am

Mountain Lion image courtesy AppleDan Frakes of Macworld with excellent advice:

Before Lion (OS X 10.7) debuted last year, installing the latest major version of Mac OS X meant buying a disc and slipping it into your Mac’s optical drive. But Lion changed all that by making OS X available for direct download. OS X 10.8—better known as Mountain Lion—inherits Lion’s distribution method. More specifically, it’s available only as a download from Apple’s Mac App Store. This makes it easier and more convenient to upgrade your OS than having to buy and use a DVD or thumb drive, but it also raises a number of questions, and it presents upgrade obstacles for some users. As I did last year with Lion, I’ve compiled this guide to getting and installing Apple’s latest OS.

Read the full story: Installing Mountain Lion: What you need to know | Macworld.

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