Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Release
Apple release OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) on Tuesday July 25th, and Information Technologies and Service department will be testing the new operating system before fully supporting it for the community.
What You Need to Know:
Though we don't anticipate the update from OS X Lion (10.7) to Mountain Lion to be as dramatic as the move from Snow Leopard (10.6) to Lion (10.7), ITS still needs to test key applications and systems with this new operating system.
Some common software applications, such as PGP, Symantec EndPoint Protection (SEP), VMWare Fusion, FileMaker Pro and EndNote have already been reported to have issues with Mountain Lion. Do not upgrade your computer to Mountain Lion without checking application compatibility. A great resource for checking application compatibility is RoaringApps.
PLEASE NOTE: It is customary for (application/software/etc) vendors to take 30 to 60 days before they fully support their products upon release of a new operating system.
What's New to OS X Mountain Lion:
New to OS X Mountain Lion is an application or service called Gatekeeper, a new feature designed to help prevent malware and other unauthorized software from being installed. In addition Gatekeeper is configured by default in Mountain Lion, to restrict the launching and use of applications only downloaded directly from the Mac App Store, or specially "signed" by developers. This means software developers will need to update their applications (if they haven't already done so) to run under Gatekeeper. In turn it will require you as a Mountain Lion user to make sure you update any installed applications not purchased through the Mac App Store.
As soon as ITS testing is completed and our supported applications certified, support for the New OS X Mountain Lion will be announced to the community.