Mac Tip: Preparing your Mac for Mountain Lion

Posted on 08. Nov, 2012 by in MAC Tip, VirtualConnections Newsletter

OS X Mountain LionWith the recent release of the new operating system Mountain Lion, it is good to do a little investigating before you install this new operating system.

First in order to install Mountain Lion, you need to be sure you are using a MAC that is compatible and is running either OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or any version of 10.7 (Lion).  For a list of Mac equipment compatible with Mountain Lion, visit

If you find your MAC is compatible, there is one other place to check and that is This site has a comprehensive list of software applications indicating their compatibility to both Lion and the new operating system Mountain Lion. Be sure those applications you use on a daily or regular basis will still open once you upgraded to Mountain Lion. Visit the list at

If your software is not compatible at this time, give it a month or two and check back either with the software manufacturer or RoaringApps. Sometimes it takes a little bit of time for software manufacturers to upgrade their products.

If you find your computer is compatible and no issues with the software and apps you are using, I would still give it a little time before upgrading. With any new release, there are bound to be some issues and just being a bit patient will work in your favor as they work the kinks out and service patches are issued.

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