Apple recently released OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, continuing its recent strategy to provide annual releases of OS X. This new release continues the integration of features found in iOS into OS X for the Mac, including Messages replacing iChat, and the introduction of iOS features like Notes, Notification Center, Reminders, Share Sheets, AirPlay Mirroring and Game Center. Support for iCloud has been enhanced and expanded, and a new security feature called Gatekeeper allows you to control the kind of applications your Mac can run.
Information Services is actively working to develop supported NUNET images for Mountain Lion for use in labs and on faculty/staff computers, as well as to make it available for use by faculty/staff on their work-owned computers. There are a few reported bugs in the initial release, including problems related to slowness and high battery usage, issues with Thunderbold audio and iMessages, and wireless connectivity. Some of these problems are addressed by a point update (v.10.8.1) that has just been released. We will provide you with additional information as it becomes available.