Apple announced that OS X Mountain Lion, the ninth major release its desktop operating system, will be available in July as a download from the Mac App Store.
Mountain Lion introduces over 200 features including a new messages app, notification center, system-wide sharing, Facebook integration and dictation.
iCloud is built into the foundation of OS X, which means that Mountain Lion makes it easier for users to keep their content up to date across all their devices.
New system-wide sharing is built into Mountain Lion, making it easier to share links, photos, videos and other files.
The new Gatekeeper feature makes downloading software from the Internet safer by giving users control over which apps can be installed on their Mac.
OS X Mountain Lion will be available in July from the Mac App Store for $19.99 (US). Mountain Lion requires Lion or Snow Leopard (OS X v10.6.8 or later), 2GB of memory and 8GB of available space.