OS X v10.7 (Lion) (Photo: Apple)
The Latinos Post recently reported on sources including CBS citing a probable launch of the OS X Mountain Lion after Apple's July 24 earnings report announcement, just like the company did in 2011 when the same announcement was succeeded by the release of the OS X Lion the day after.
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A second report by the usually accurate 9to5Mac website then further bolstered the prediction by publishing a report where it mentioned it had been told by at least three sources that Apple was planning an overnight for its Apple Stores possibly to announce the launch of a new product the following day.
As these cues line up to signal the imminent release, and as people's anticipation grows to finally get their Macs to run on fresh new program, the Latinos Post is prompted to look back on just how the OS X has been visually evolving since the first version, the OS X Cheetah was released in 2001.
OS X v10.0 - Cheetah
OS X v10.1 - Puma
OS X v10.2 - Jaguar
OS X v10.3 - Panther
OS X v10.4 - Tiger
OS X v10.5 - Leopard
OS X v10.6 - Snow Leopard
OS X v10.7 - Lion
OS X v10.8 - Mountain Lion
How to Upgrade to the OS X Mountain Lion. Steps from Apple's website:
Your Mac must be one of the following models:
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
If you are running Lion, you can find out if your current Mac qualifies by clicking the Apple icon at the top left of your screen, choosing About This Mac, then clicking More Info.
While you have the About This Mac window open, check what version of OS X your Mac is running.
If you are running Lion (10.7.x), you're ready to update to Mountain Lion. Go to Step 3. If you are running Snow Leopard (10.6.x), update to the latest version of OS X Snow Leopard before you purchase OS X Mountain Lion from the Mac App Store. Click the Apple icon and choose Software Update to install Snow Leopard v10.6.8, the latest version.
Open the Mac App Store from your Dock to buy and download Mountain Lion. Then follow the onscreen instructions to install it. If you don't have broadband access, you can visit any Apple Retail Store to get help with downloading.