Apple has released OS X Mountain Lion(10.8) this week, and the Office of Information Technology will test the new operating system before supporting it for the University community.
While the update from OS X Lion (10.7) to Mountain Lion isn’t expected to be as dramatic as was the move from Snow Leopard (10.6) to Lion (10.7), OIT still needs to test key applications and University systems with the new operating system.
Some common software applications, such as Adobe CS 5, have already been reported to have issues with Mountain Lion. A great resource for checking application compatibility is RoaringApps.
OS X Mountain Lion will be available for free on University-owned computers per SJU’s site license with Apple; there is no need to pay to upgrade University-owned computers to Mountain Lion. You will not need to purchase this upgrade separately for your computer.
As soon as OIT’s testing is complete, support for OS X Mountain Lion will be announced to the University community.
More details about OS X Mountain Lion are available on Apple’s website. If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-660-2920.