IS&T announces full support for OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and higher

Introduces several new features and changes, including new Notes and Reminders applications and a security feature named Gatekeeper.


Information Services and Technology (IS&T) now offers full support for OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 and higher. Mountain Lion introduces several new features and changes, including new Notes and Reminders applications that sync with Exchange, updated Mail, Contacts, and Calendar applications, and a security feature named Gatekeeper that blocks unsigned software and reduces the risk of installing malware. A full list of new features can be found on Apple's website.

The minimum system requirements to run OS X Mountain Lion are as follows:

  • 2 GB of memory
  • 8 GB of available space
  • OS X 10.6.8 or later required to upgrade

Mountain Lion supports the following Mac models:

  • 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)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)

IS&T has purchased Mountain Lion licenses for MIT faculty and staff for use on MIT-owned equipment. Mountain Lion can be downloaded, free of charge, from IS&T's Software Grid. Before upgrading on their own, departmental users should first check with their local IT support provider regarding the rollout plan for the new operating system.

Documentation specific to OS X Mountain Lion, including upgrade instructions, can be found in the Knowledge Base.

For assistance with Mountain Lion, contact the Help Desk at 617-253-1101 or helpdesk@mit.edu. You can also submit a request online.


Topics: Community, Faculty, Information Systems and Technology, Operating systems, Software, Staff, Students

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