• Thursday Morning Kittens

    Mountain Leopard, Snow Lion, Big Kitty, or whatever you want to call Apple's latest and greatest operating system, is out. We've got a nice, succinct review right here on MacTalk, along with a guide on how to make your own bootable Mountain Lion install USB or SD card.

    In one of his longest pieces for the better part of a month, John Gruber has posted his own thoughts on Mountain Lion. It's not a fully-fledged review, per se, more of a collection of bits and pieces on Mountain Lion and how it's different from OS X releases gone by.

    But wait, there's more! Of course, a review roundup wouldn't be complete without John Siracusa's, massive, epic, every-other-superlative-you-can-think-of Mountain Lion review over at Ars Technica. It's 26,000 words long, so if you're downloading Mountain Lion over dialup, you should be just about done by the time you finish reading his review.

    Adding to the ever-expanding review pile is The Verge's review of Mountain Lion "This is pretty easy: you should spend the $20", Engadget's review of Mountain Lion "If you're an OS X user with a reasonably new piece of hardware, stop what you're doing and upgrade now", and you guessed it Mountain Lion "Mountain Lion is certainly a worthy upgrade that, whilst it doesn't contain any life-changing upgrades over Lion, makes OS X a more productive operating system than ever before in a value-for-money package".

    Also worthy of a read is Marco Arment's extremely meta review-of-a-review, where he reviews John Siracusa's Mountain Lion review. Overall, Marco says John does a good job, with a few tiny issues that could be rectified for next year's 10.9 review. (No Retina MacBook Pro screenshots? For shame!)

    If you're planning to upgrade an older machine still running Leopard to Mountain Lion, you might run into a few issues along the way. Macworld's Dan Frakes points out three ways to get Mountain Lion installed on your Leopard Mac with minimum fuss.

    And if you have a first-generation MacPro1,1, you're going to have even more fun installing Mountain Lion since it isn't even officially supported on that machine. But once again, if you can follow instructions, you can install Mountain Lion on your 2006 MacPro1,1.

    Alongside the release of Mountain Lion comes updates for Aperture, iPhoto, and iMovie. The updates add Mountain Lion compatibility, bring a few new sharing options to iPhoto, and in iMovie's case, bring a few miscellaneous fixes that may or may not even be related to Mountain Lion.

    And in the other corner of app-update land, we have the iWork update that makes the Pages, Numbers and Keynote suite work with Mountain Lion's new iCloud document sync, and also add support for the Retina display.

    Remember kids, if you bought a Mac any time after the 11th June, you're entitled to a free copy of Mountain Lion. Request your copy of Mountain Lion from the Apple website.
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