For Mac owners, it’s Christmas in July again.
In its earnings report Tuesday, Apple officially announced that the long-anticipated Mountain Lion, otherwise known as OS X 10.8, would go on sale first thing Wednesday morning — just as predicted.
Costing $ 19.99, it will be available in the Mac app store only.
Apple is making a habit of releasing new versions of the Mac OS in July; that’s when we got our first taste of OS X 10.7, known simply as Lion. That, too, was announced on the company’s earnings call and made available the following morning.
Lion is now used by 40% of Mac owners, according to Apple. Some 50% are still using the previous version, Snow Leopard. Lion was cr…
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