Mountain Lion: Three Million Downloads in Four Days

Apple this week announced that the latest version of OS X was downloaded three million times in the span of four days. This makes it the most successful OS X release in the company's history.

"Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

Mountain Lion was first revealed in February of this year with Apple offering a "near final" release version of Mountain Lion for developers in June at its annual WWDC conference. Mountain includes more than 200 new features including the Messages app; Notification Center; system-wide sharing, which allows you to share photos, videos and other files over third party services at the click of a button without switching apps; Dictation; Power Nap, which keeps your computer up to date while sleeping with auto refreshes of Mail, Contacts, Calendar, Reminders, and Documents in the cloud; AirPlay Mirroring; Game Center; and Gatekeeper, a security setting that allows you to set your computer so that it will only accept software downloaded from the Mac App Store, or from the Mac App Store and identified developers.

Mountain Lion was released July 25 and is priced at $20. It's version 10.8 of Apple's OS X operating system.

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  • chewy62
    Coming next summer, OS X 10.9 aka Housecat :P
  • Dark Lord of Tech
    I wouldn't waste my bandwidth on this download.
  • hate machine
    Coincidentally... three million is the exact number of Mac users in the world!
  • killerclick
    Doesn't have Metro? Pffft, a computer without Metro is like a bowling ball without a liquid center.
  • memadmax
    I dusted my mac off for this one.
    So far, looks and acts just like it did before: Just sits there.
    Oh well.... I keep my mac crap up to date in case the kids want to use it some day....
  • wiredthisway
    I'm a Mac admin at work so I HAVE to use one. I'm upgrading to this ASAP since Lion was such a waste. When Lion first came out, on a machine bound to a domain, you could log in with ANY password. It didn't matter what it was and would let you in. How's that for security. We have largely passed over Lion and I'm hoping Mountain can fill the holes that were created by it's predecessor.
  • noobzilla771
    After Mountain Lion will be OS X 10.9 Nyan Cat
  • Should have called it cougar, it would have been way more popular..they could have even given it larger buttons to play with. :)
  • back_by_demand
    ThestarvShould have called it cougar, it would have been way more popular..they could have even given it larger buttons to play with.They are waiting till touch controls are built into OSX then they can call it Pussy
  • dalethepcman
    Congratulations Apple, you just convinced 3 million people to pay $20 for a service pack AGAIN!

    You added text messaging, a notification interface stolen from Google, iCloud (wheee), and a default security setting that only lets you install applications from iTunes to a desktop computer.

    All hail the greatest update ever..