I’ve spent the last few years using various Mac computers, from Leopard to Lion – but was my upgrade to Mountain Lion worth it? Well, yes. Yes it was.
The first Mac I used was an old white machine which was falling apart, running Leopard. On paper, it shouldn’t be so old but when you compare that to the operating systems that have followed, you will see a dramatic change. Yet this is without the ‘big Autumn update’ Apple have shared online, where even more features will be available. At first, when I primarily looked at the update, I questioned the need for the majority of the new features. The notification panel for example, Reminders, Dictation and the Twitter integration (with Facebook arriving in the Autumn package) all seemed a little tacky – however I take back those words as they have made my Macbook even more useful. And more worth the money too!
AirDrop, Mission Control and Launchpad made Lion interesting, and the additions from Mountain Lion completes the package. Of course, for those who are upgrading from Leopard to Mountain Lion will have a slight shock, but for the rest of us, it’s another useful package of goodies to make the whole experience more worthwhile.
They aren’t the only things to have been updated though, as over 200 features are listed on the Apple website. If any, this update would be the most worthwhile but after that? I’m afraid I don’t just know.