We know what computers are supported by OS X Mountain Lion, but there’s a longer list of requirements over at Apple’s web site, which includes more hardware specifics, as well as software nicks and feature-specific requirements.
Apple is gearing up to release OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion next month. The company has already set up several pages to on Apple.com to market the product, including a lengthy list of technical specifications.
As it’s only natural, Apple begins with the General Requirements, which include OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard as the minimum OS requirement to upgrade for 20 bucks (around 15 EUR). Also as a general spec, you need 2GB of memory and 8GB of available space.
The supported Macintosh computer models, which we already discussed in a previous article, are: iMac (Mid 2007 or newer); MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer); MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer); Xserve (Early 2009); MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer); Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer); and Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer).
Next up, the Feature-Specific Requirements. We’re not going to delve right in, but we can mention a few examples, such as Time Machine.
Apple’s backup utility requires an external hard drive, and the company recommends (what else, if not) Time Capsule, which also works as a WiFi base station.
The Photo Booth app has quite a hefty list of necessities to work as intended, including a FaceTime or iSight camera, USB video class (UVC) camera, or FireWire DV camcorder. When using a DV camcorder, Backdrop effects require fixed focus, exposure, and white balance, Apple says.
Another hardware-specific feature is the new Power Nap, which allows your Mac to sync and stay up to date during sleep. It only works with SSD-based machines – MacBook Air (Late 2010 or newer) and the MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Apple then moves on to the included applications (for some reason), and ends with a bit of documentation regarding the OS X Mountain Lion core technologies and the Server product overview.
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