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!