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OS X Mountain Lion

Version 10.8.5

The final update for OS X 10.8.

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OS X Mountain Lion overview

Apple OS X Mountain Lion is the latest release of the world's most advanced desktop operating system. Mountain Lion includes over 200 new features to update your Mac into the best computing experience yet. With the new Messages app, you can send text, photos, videos, contacts, Web links, and documents to anyone using another Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch -- you can even start a conversation on one device and continue it on another. The new Share button makes it easy to share files, Web pages, photos, and videos, as well as tweet right from the app you are using. With the Reminders app, you can create to-do lists and alerts that appear in the new Notification Center. With Notes, you can write down all your ideas and even speak your words with voice dictation. Play head to head games on your Mac with friends on their Macs or iOS devices with Game Center. And with iCloud built-in, it's simple to keep all your mail, contacts, calendars, reminders, notes, to-do lists, music, photos, iWork files, PDFs, and more up to date across all your devices.

Messages

  • Send messages from your Mac to friends with an iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
  • With iMessage, you can start a conversation on your Mac and pick it up on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Messages also supports traditional instant messaging services like AIM, Yahoo! Google Talk and Jabber.
iCloud
  • Documents in the Cloud lets you create and edit your documents on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad.
  • The new Reminders app makes managing tasks easy. Jot down your thoughts with the new Notes app. And iCloud keeps your Reminders and Notes up to date across all your devices.
Safari
  • Type both searches and Web addresses in the new Smart Search Field.
  • Pinch to see tabs with Tab View and swipe to switch between them.
  • iCloud Tabs makes the last websites you looked at accessible on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.*
Notification Center
  • New notifications appear in the top right corner of your screen.
  • Open Notification Center from anywhere in OS X to see recent notifications.
  • Configure your notifications to receive just the ones you want.
Sharing
  • Share links, photos, videos, and other files right from the app you're in.
  • Share with Mail, Messages, and AirDrop.
  • Sign in to Twitter, Flickr, and Vimeo once to start sharing.
  • Tweet right from your apps with the Tweet sheet.
Game Center
  • Play live multiplayer and turn-based games against friends on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.
  • Log in to the Game Center app to see friends in your gaming network.
  • Check out leaderboards and achievements.
  • See what games your friends play and track your progress against them.
Other great Mountain Lion features
  • Dictation lets you talk anywhere you can type--no setup or training required.
  • AirPlay Mirroring shows your Mac screen on your HDTV with Apple TV.
  • Power Nap keeps your Mac up to date while it sleeps so it's instantly ready to go.
  • Gatekeeper makes it safer to download apps from the Internet by giving you control over which apps can be installed on your Mac.
  • New features for Chinese users include improved text input, leading search engine Baidu as an option in Safari, sharing to microblogging service Sina Weibo and video websites Youku and Tudou, eight new fonts, and a new Chinese dictionary.

What’s new in version 10.8.5

Updated on Sep 13 2013

Version 10.8.5:
  • Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from displaying messages
  • Improves AFP file transfer performance over 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Resolves an issue that may prevent a screen saver from starting automatically
  • Improves Xsan reliability
  • Improves reliability when transferring large files over Ethernet
  • Improves performance when authenticating to an Open Directory server
  • Addresses an issue that prevented a smart card from unlocking preference panes in System Preferences
  • Contains the improvements included in MacBook Air (Mid 2013) Software Update 1.0

Information

License

Updater

Size

301.2 MB

Downloads

184476

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • OS X 10.8.4 or later
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rcc4526
rcc4526
Aug 14 2020
10.8.5
0.0
Aug 14 2020
0.0
Version: 10.8.5
How do I download os 10.13.6
mbg198618
mbg198618
Feb 20 2020
10.8.5
0.0
Feb 20 2020
0.0
Version: 10.8.5
Hello, I am having trouble getting my macbook pro back up and running. I downloaded thinking it would help and I am not sure I am doing what I need or am suppose to. It has been a long time since I have worked with it and am not familiar like before. I am having multiple issues. I have tried restoring, creating images, erasing, partitioning and more. When I go to re-install Mountain Lion OS X it tells me to sign in with my Apple Id and then tells me the item is temporarily unavailable. i/o issues are also affecting my work. I am not sure where to begin. If someone could help out, it would be more than appreciated. Thanks
LeeL7158
LeeL7158
Dec 17 2013
10.8.5
5.0
Dec 17 2013
5.0
Version: 10.8.5
One more thing Mountain Lion 10.8.5(not earlier versions) is the Best.. I used Ethernet for download.. and yes it took a while.. but worth it. If you're not sure, then Don't! I upgraded from SnowLeopard 10.6.8.. using my Time machine from 10.6.8.. keeping both my Pic, Docs, and Most Apps from SnowLeopard.. LL
LeeL7158
LeeL7158
Dec 17 2013
10.8.5
5.0
Dec 17 2013
5.0
Version: 10.8.5
Mountain Lion v10.8.5, has got to be the BEST since Snow Leopard.. I'm very Pleased with most everything about this OS! YES, the download is worth every penny ! the download has a habit of stalling in App Store.. I Hit ComMand-R.. and it continued fine. it took about 9 1/2 hours, but that's just me. Thank You apple!
Penguirl
Penguirl
Oct 15 2013
10.8.5
4.0
Oct 15 2013
4.0
Version: 10.8.5
Oveall I think that Cougar has a lot of nice touches. I still miss Rosetta, and the drab Finder sidebar is atrocious (I find it harder to spot what I'm looking for than SL's sidebar) but overall it's a lot better than I expected. One thing I sorely miss, besides Rosetta, is the zero-out option in Disk Utility. With this option gone how are we supposed to write out bad sectors now?
Brooklyn-Al
Brooklyn-Al
Sep 15 2013
10.8.5
0.0
Sep 15 2013
0.0
Version: 10.8.5
The combo updater on the link provided below has a file size of ~ 871mb verses 831mb from the apple support website (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1676). Why the file size difference?
MacUpdate-Lon
MacUpdate-Lon
Sep 14 2013
10.8.5
0.0
Sep 14 2013
0.0
Version: 10.8.5
Well, I took the plunge and upgraded my late 2011 MBP running OS X 10.7.5 to OS X 10.8.5. The App Store experience was not good as far as downloading goes, the download quit several times and an alert window popped up that gave an option to "retry". It took the better part of a day to get this beast downloaded (yes, I have broadband). As for the OS itself, I'm not so crazy about it. More bells and whistles, seems to me.
Gregm
Gregm
Sep 13 2013
10.8.5
0.0
Sep 13 2013
0.0
Version: 10.8.5
Lost all of my iCloud services mail failed, calendar & address book would not sync, -- even trying to log on via browser failed. Solution was to log off of iCloud via System Preferences>>Internet and Wireless>> iCloud> sign out --- then sign back in (being mindful of the service checkmarks)
Mcr
Mcr
Sep 13 2013
10.8.5
0.0
Sep 13 2013
0.0
Version: 10.8.5
My pointers for OS system upgrades. These should be fairly obvious and logical, but surprisingly I see and hear of people who will try to run an upgrade, with 5 apps running, downloading files, and so on, then wonder/complain that the upgrade 'screwed up' my system. 1. Perform Verify Disk AND Repair Permissions BEFORE upgrade. 2. Boot from another partition or drive, other than the one being upgraded. This ensure the partition to be updated is completely accessible and no files are open or in use. In this day and age of inexpensive supersize hard drives, there's no reason not to have an extra partition to boot from for situations like this. It doesn't take much space. A bare bones install of Mountain Lion will fit on a 10 GB partition. What's 10GB on a 500 GB or 1 TB drive? Disconnect all other external drives/unmount other partitions, other than one you booted from and the one to be updated. 3. If unable to boot from another partition or drive (i.e. you are updating the same installation you booted from), then before starting the installation, shut down all apps, including any of the apps that run on the menu bar if you can. (us old Windows people will remember the old saying about quitting all TSR - Terminate and Stay Resident- programs before doing any Windows updates, this is kind of the same thing, turn off all those third party apps running in the background). Go have some coffee while the upgrade is in progress, really you don't need to be working at the same time, those 15 minutes are small compared to the time you will waste if the install goes bad. 4. Perform Verify Disk AND Repair Permissions AGAIN AFTER the upgrade finishes and the system reboots. 5. I run the Combo updater, even if I'm just upgrading from one point release to another. For newbies, Apple releases OS updates in two forms, 1) a smaller update that updates from the immediate prior release, like if you have 10.8.4 installed and want to upgrade to 10.8.5, and 2) a combo updater that updates any prior version. For example the 10.8.5 combo updater will update any version from 10.8.0, .1 , .2, .3 and .4. Why run the combo, even if just upgrading from the previous point release? There have been times when Apple has forgotten files in the point upgrade, and the point upgrade is based on just covering the delta between the two points releases. The combo makes no such assumptions and includes all files changed since the dot zero release, and during the upgrade, a simple date/time and version check tells the updater whether to copy over or not. When you consider that OS X has HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of files, the possibility of human error in packaging when applying cumulative point release updates on top of each other is likely higher, versus a combo which makes no assumptions about what got changed in between. I do not have any proof of that, this is a personal opinion, I could be wrong, but in my experience I have had good results always using the combo. Besides if you read any of the Mac publications and tech pundits, nearly all of them recommend using the combo as well. If you have multiple Macs, or work in a multi Mac shop, it's also a lot simpler to keep one combo updater on hand, than multiple point updaters. Hopefully, if you follow these steps it will minimize the possibility of those spurious, hard to pin down, system hick ups that are often reported here. Lastly, laptop users with smaller drives that feel they can't afford to set aside 10 GB for a boot partition, invest in an external drive, it's well worth it. If you have a Time Machine drive, you can even partition off 10GB on that. Good Luck!
freddyfrog
freddyfrog
Sep 13 2013
10.8.5
3.0
Sep 13 2013
3.0
Version: 10.8.5
Apple need to fix Software Update. Every time I try to use it to update OSX it grinds slowly away for a short while and then gives up the ghost and declares a fault. I suspect that the Software Updater cannot handle the load on it. I find it is far faster to download updaters for OSX directly from the Apple download site.
RTouris
RTouris
Sep 13 2013
10.8.5
3.5
Sep 13 2013
3.5
Version: 10.8.5
Is it **just** me or is the Finder window zoom-to-fit function **still** broken in 10.8.5? I've been sending out feedback reports to Apple with regards to this particular issue (i.e. Finder windows DO NOT ZOOM properly when viewing contents in list-mode cmd-2) ever since 10.7, but oh my..this is getting lots of Apple M$-like love for the last couple of years now :/Other than that, pretty stable and all.
anonymous-snipe-287
anonymous-snipe-287
Sep 13 2013
10.8.5
5.0
Sep 13 2013
5.0
Version: 10.8.5
Smooth upgrade, no apparent issues on rMBP (2012).
Kenm22
Kenm22
Sep 13 2013
10.8.5
1.5
Sep 13 2013
1.5
Version: 10.8.5
There seems to be a bug in that the option to use F1, F2 etc. as standard function keys has been removed. In addition, the sound volume keys on the keyboard don' t work. I have gone back to 10.8.4 until the bug is fixed.
Frosty
Frosty
Sep 13 2013
10.8.5
5.0
Sep 13 2013
5.0
Version: 10.8.5
Make sure your drive verifies and your permissions are fixed and you should never have any problems.
Fyreflye
Fyreflye
Sep 13 2013
10.8.5
0.0
Sep 13 2013
0.0
Version: 10.8.5
A simple upgrade with no apparent problems.
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
Sep 12 2013
10.8.5
5.0
Sep 12 2013
5.0
Version: 10.8.5
Very smooth update. Mountain Lion has been very fast and stable on my machine. The only exception—and this seems to only be related to my user login, and not others on this mac—is a very long wait after the desktop loads, before I can do anything. Several minutes at least. But since I unusually put it to sleep, that hasn't been a big issue. I'm guessing this is the last update until 10.9 Mavricks. It's been a fine ride so far. :)
Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
Sep 12 2013
10.8.5
0.0
Sep 12 2013
0.0
Version: 10.8.5
So far so good, no issues on MBP 17" late-2011.
Jazzyguy
Jazzyguy
Sep 12 2013
10.8.5
5.0
Sep 12 2013
5.0
Version: 10.8.5
The update went in but not so smoothly. I clicked the restart button and it restarted but after seeing the Apple logo I got a blank screen. I waited about 6 or 7 minutes and it still didn't resume the restart I just sat there with a blank screen. I finally did a "hard shutdown" and after i did I started my MacBook Air and it restarted and all appears just fine. I don't know why it did what it did but all appears to be OK.
Cerniuk
Cerniuk
Jul 17 2013
10.8.4
0.5
Jul 17 2013
0.5
Version: 10.8.4
Incredible number of problems, new ones every day, not limited to but especially in Mail, Calendar and Contacts and constantly if/when you are at work trying to use MS Exchange servers. Generally speaking it seems it is rarity if you report a bug (radar.apple.com) it gets fixed, especially in Mail/Calendar/Contacts. Reported bugs do get dismissed as "duplicates" of someone else's report and then not only are they not fixed, there is no visibility of them any longer. I have bug reports in the Apple reporting system that have been there since 2006, open, lingering.
Zevrix
Zevrix
Jun 13 2013
10.8.4
0.0
Jun 13 2013
0.0
Version: 10.8.4
This update (10.8.4) fixes some serious Finder issues that were introduced in 10.8.3. In short, if you updated to 10.8.3 this update is essential to bring your Finder back to normal.
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