Thursday, July 26, 2012


I installed Mountain Lion on three Macs, over the existing Lion OX,  last night.

 It’s available only as a download from Apple’s Mac App Store.

Frankly, I am getting lazy in my old age. In the past, I might have reformatted my hard drives and started fresh! There was a sense of newness that an over install does not offer, like the smell of a new book, car or that iPad fresh out of the packaging!

That is not possible with OS X 10.8.  According to the Mountain Lion license agreement, you must have Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6) or Lion (OS X 10.7) installed before you can install Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8).

All I did was make my way to the Mac App Store, downloaded the app and a few clicks later, OS X 10.8 was relegating Lion to the dust bin of OS X history. No more DVD's, CD's, or optical discs.

On boot up , I got  a dialog box informing me that some of my existing software was  incompatible with the new OS. A few updates later I was up an running. Fortunately, I did not have to purchase any new licenses for Adobe CS6  or  Parallels.

I know, early adapters are canaries in the coal mine. Installing version 1.0 of a major new OS means that all the bugs may not be worked out yet. Updates and fixes could be on the way!

So far, so good! No hick-ups to report! The process was easy and relatively pain-free. The systems are stable.

Time will tell!

Now to find the time to play with the new features!

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