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Mountain Lion Arrives

Apple has released OS X 10.8, also known as “Mountain Lion.” We’re super excited; the new operating system is said to include over 200 new features and brings tight integration between the entire Apple family of products, including Macs, iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch), and iCloud, as well as third-party integration with Facebook and Twitter.

When there is a major OS update, the big question is always, “When should I take the plunge?”

Our recommendation: Be sure that all of the software you rely on is certified compatible by the manufacturers before you make the jump. We’re not trying to discourage anyone here — in many cases, you can install an OS update (any OS update, not just this one) and everything will be fine. But music/audio software puts different demands on a computer than running a browser or spreadsheet does, with various drivers and extensions required by different programs to function. It can sometimes take software companies a short time to “catch up” to the new OS before everything is 100% compatible. If you update your OS before your software is updated to support it, you may encounter frustrating difficulties. We’ve found that the conservative approach to OS updates is generally best.

Stay tuned to inSync and to Sweetwater’s SweetCare for all the latest info on Mountain Lion compatibility!

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