OS X Mountain Lion
OS X Mountain Lion
If you need to purchase Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, you may order it from this page.
The current version of the Mac operating system is macOS Sierra. To learn more, please click here.
What do you receive: An email with a content code for the Mac App Store.
Note: Redemption codes are usually delivered within 1 business day but may occasionally take longer.
Content codes are usually delivered within 1 business day but may occasionally take longer. The use of content codes and redeemed software is subject to the terms and conditions of the Mac App Store (http://www.apple.com/legal/itunes/ww/) and the OS X Mountain Lion End User License Agreement (http://www.apple.com/legal/sla/). Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply. Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply. Some Mountain Lion features have additional hardware requirements. These requirements may be found at http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5444.
System RequirementsTo install Mountain Lion, you need one of these Macs:
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
Your Mac needs:
- OS X v10.6.8 or OS X Lion already installed
- 2 GB or more of memory
- 8 GB or more of available space
Ratings & Reviews
For people with older Macs than Sierra, this is the only available option
Apple Support Communities user tip 3761 describes in more detail upgrade options for Mountain Lion. People with Mountain Lion c Apple Support Communities user tip 3761 describes in more detail upgrade options for Mountain Lion. People with Mountain Lion compatibility, but not Mac OS Sierra compatibility, can upgrade to 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 if they can get the Mac App Store to release one of them for download, and then go up to 10.9.5, 10.10.5, or 10.11.6 to receive the latest security updates for the particular operating system. If you already downloaded 10.9, 10.10, or 10.11 before they were discontinued, the download history of the App Store should allow you to redownload it. Overall, a good system if your software is only compatible with it. Newer operating systems may add newer features, but you should check if those features are worthwhile. Do not upgrade if you have a slow or crashing Mac, and always backup your data before installing anything new. Crashing and slowness usually indicate something not compatible is installed, a directory issue, or a hardware issue. …
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
what year did the Mountion Lion verison came out?
- Asked by Sammy W from Garden Grove
- Aug 4, 2017
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion was introduced in July 2012
- Answered by Toon B
- Oct 15, 2017
I have a MacBook from 2007, Current OS is something like 10.6, is it at all compatible?
- Asked by Pilar S from Oakland
- Jul 19, 2017
by turning off your laptop and turning back on by holding down on the command button while holding d by turning off your laptop and turning back on by holding down on the command button while holding down the r button at the same time. while your in the recovery mode click on ulitiy disk and erase HD macinoch hard drive so that way you can go back to your mountion lion application. …
- Answered by Sammy W from Garden Grove
- Aug 3, 2017