Once this happens, Mountain Lion will more than likely be completely deleted from the Macintosh App Store.
Granted I have never been an early adopter of any OS. However after being a longtime user of OSX 10.6.8 “Snow Leopard”, I finally decided to upgrade one of my two Snow Leopard Macs by purchasing and installing Mountain Lion.
Mountain Lion can only be purchased from the Mac App store online if you have a Mac that runs 10.6.8 or higher. The OS costs only $20 and is a worthwhile investment.
Once you purchase Mountain Lion you can immediately install it on your Mac or use one of several options to store it on a local hard drive or flash media stick. Your purchased copy of Mountain Lion is also kept in the Mac App store under the purchases tab at the top of the window for download later. Be mindful that Mountain Lion is a large 4GB download.
The main reasons for purchasing Mountain Lion now is:
- Having the option now of upgrading to Mountain Lion if you are still using Snow Leopard (10.6.8) or Lion (10.7).
- Always having a file copy of Mountain Lion stored online or on local media. This will come in handy should you need to restore or even upgrade another Mac to Mountain Lion.
- Will be good to have if you are one of those people who like to buy used Macs and do a fresh install of the OS.
- Apple allows you to install Mountain Lion on as many qualified Macs as you own, including those used Macs you may buy in the future.
- Another good reason to upgrade to Mountain Lion now is that the latest release (10.8.5) is probably the most stable and has been around long enough for Apple to work out all of the major bugs.
Hurry! Your time to purchase Mountain Lion if you haven’t done so already is now. In a few short days or weeks, Mountain Lion will likely be gone from the Mac App store and replaced entirely by OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”. You have been warned.