IT Infrastructure: Mac OS X Mountain Lion: 10 Things to Love or Hate About Apple's New OS

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2012-07-26 Print this article Print
Notification Center Is Great

Notification Center Is Great

Although I've only been using Mountain Lion for 24 hours, I can already tell that Notification Center will be a welcome companion. The center alerts me to emails, messages and other important updates, and sits conveniently to the side of my screen when I call on it. Notification Center is a great addition.
After Apple announced OS X Mountain Lion, it didn't take me long to download the software. As a longtime Mac user, I had every intention of getting in on the Mountain Lion fun and finding out once and for all if the software was right for what I look for in an operating system. After just 24 hours with the software, it's hard to say right now if Mountain Lion is a major step up over Lion. The operating system works in much the same way, but adds a couple of applications that seem to be useful. And with Notification Center kept handy at the side of the screen, OS X Mountain Lion delivers several notable differences compared with its predecessor. Still, it's not all pretty. Some third-party applications aren't working so well with the software. OS X Mountain Lion looks like a bit of a mixed bag. It doesn't look like a major upgrade, and at $19.99, it's hard to determine if the price matches the overall value that it delivers. Take a look at this slide show to learn more about the good, the bad and the surprising features about OS X Mountain Lion.
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at

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