Most of us would not have expected the next major version of Mac OS X so quickly this time. But, Apple has released the developer preview-1 of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion recently. While people were talking about iPad 3 and iPhone 5, Mac desktop users surprised by latest OS from Apple (though it is not a final version for end users). Mac OS X 10.8 is still a developer preview version to run and test the new OS. You can directly download the official distribution of 10.8 if you have valid Apple developer ID. Here I’m sharing few useful links to download OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion without developer login.
These files should be enough to run on normal Intel or virtual machines by using hackintosh methods.
Mountain Lion OS brings most of the features of iOS (iPad and iPhone) to desktop OS environment on top of existing Lion OS X 10.7. The major features of new OS include;
- Messages – replaces iChat to bring full iMessage support to the Mac
- Notification Center – just like iOS
- Share Sheets – allows easy sharing of links, videos, photos between apps
- AirPlay mirroring – send wireless video to an Apple TV
- Game Center
- Twitter Integration
- Gatekeeper – anti-Malware app installation guard
You can find out more information here at official link to Mountain Lion.
Here is the link to download developer preview –1 of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (you must have developer id to download form apple site)
How to Download Torrent and Hackintosh versions of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
As I mentioned earlier, the official download works only with developer login. If you are trying to download though torrent sites, here is the good news.
1) Untouched version
This torrent should be working fine as per the comments on this torrent forum. I have just finished downloading this torrent, and will update you soon on how to install it on VMware or VirtualBox. This version is not modified (as mentioned ‘untouched’) to work on Hackintosh platform, but I’m hoping this will work with VMware and VirtualBox on Intel based Windows computers. I could see a comment saying he managed to install it on VMware successfully.
2) Hackintosh Version
On the same forum someone called this as Hackintosh version, but I’m not sure how it will be working. I think this image doesn’t require installation. Just you can restore to USB stick or virtual machine hard disk, install Chameleon bootloader and boot the Hackintosh or virtual machine. If this works as said, I’m sure that will save huge time and work around. I will have a try after few days once I succeeded with above original image.
Stay tuned with Sysprobs for more Hackintosh on VMware and VirtualBox of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion news.