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Apple OS X Mountain Lion

Apple OS X Mountain Lion

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Mountain Lion's 200-plus new features add up to a welcome upgrade at a nice price point.

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Pros
  • Deep integration with iOS and iCloud
  • Seamless AirPlay Mirroring on HDTVs
  • Notification Center and Message are great additions to the desktop workflow
Cons
  • OS X UI is beginning to feel stale
  • Hardware limitations with AirPlay Mirroring
85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

85
 

User Reviews

40
lotsofcode
Let me start out with I HATE MACS and ALL APPLE PRODUCTS IN GENERAL. I don't...read more
90
Danielle
The best Mac OS X version , however lacks the ability to customize color of...read more
70
pmviana
Very reliable... more than the current atempts (Mavericks)
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Score Breakdown

 
85
Average user Score
 
40
lotsofcode
12.07.14
Let me start out with I HATE MACS and ALL APPLE PRODUCTS IN GENERAL. I don't know why my computer has to be so high maintenance. I have to save every 30 seconds for fear of the computer randomly turning off. Then there's the expense of the macs...it's sad that you're paying $1000+ for produce. This OS eats hard drives like they're candy! It's so aggravating because I've gone through 3 hard drives failing annually. It's even worse that the computers are harder to open than some safes. Then there's the heat, which is sometimes enough to melt the desk it's sitting on. Then there's the lies that Apple tries to push on everyone. The crap about how macs can't get viruses? No. They're just as susceptible as any windows 95 machine running internet explorer 1. The single most annoying thing about apple is how they push how macs can't get PC viruses. WELL OF COURSE THEY CAN'T! IT'S THE SAME LOGIC BEHIND WHY YOU CAN'T PLAY PS3 GAMES IN A WII! OK. Deep breaths...Then there's the mouse. The stock mouse has ONE BUTTON which I can't stand. Right clicking is my favorite thing to do in Windows and Linux, but apple thought it would be a good idea to remove that precious button and put it on the keyboard. (CTRL). So much frustration because that's also how you select multiple items in windows / linux / any real operating system. Apple, this is like taking one pedal out of a car - the car is unusable.If you are into media/photo editing stuff, you can safely disregard all of that. Anyone who thinks that OS X is the best operating system for development and anything else, a USB containing the Ubuntu 14.04 image will be mailed to your house.
 
90
Danielle
05.28.14
The best Mac OS X version , however lacks the ability to customize color of "windows" and buttons.
 
70
pmviana
03.26.14
Very reliable... more than the current atempts (Mavericks)
 
90
romancillo
11.15.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
90
dbreuning
11.13.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
80
tpaulus
11.10.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
90
ya7ya
09.18.13
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
 
100
Met
08.05.13
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
 
80
jbattle
07.10.13
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
 
100
jucamuco
07.01.13
A gadget unicorn - Engadget

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