Apple Launches OS X Mountain Lion via Mac App Store for $19.99

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  1. goodcow macrumors 6502a

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    So as to not confuse people who are still on 10.6.8?
     
  2. OS X Dude macrumors 6502a

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    In the UK Store, I'm getting "This Item Is Temporarily Unavailable" when I try to buy it.

    No biggie, I need to vacuum anyway :p I'm sure in the 15 mins that will take, the hubbub will have subsided and the servers will be A-OK, haha.
     
  3. gibbo132 macrumors regular

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    I'm just going to wait a day or so before I download it! My Internet download speed is only 2mb/s anyway so with this heavy load on the servers it would take forever!
     
  4. macingman macrumors 68020

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    Noticed that also.
     
  5. l.w41sh macrumors 6502

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    i got this once in the App Store. :)
     

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  6. Warhawk15 macrumors regular

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    Thats what it says on the product page, 4.05.
    Then when downloading it, 4.34.
     
  7. RMarch macrumors newbie

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    Downloading Now

    Purchased and downloading. I had no issues with the purchase. I am downloading from Australia but via the US store.

    Update: WOW! It is flying. already half way done. Remaining will be here in 6 minutes. Total time will well under 15 minutes for 4.34Gb. Yes!
     
  8. mattswag macrumors newbie

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    good point. maybe it'll only show up if you're not eligable for ml. would make sense, because they obviously want people to upgrade.
     
  9. arkmannj macrumors 68000

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    Downloading now

    Interesting, I'm looking through my "Purchases" in the App store and no longer see Lion... I was thinking I would still have Lion and Mountain Lion in the list since I have machines that can't use Mountain Lion.
     

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  10. MattOnFire macrumors newbie

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    Downloading? Sort of.

    Finally got it to download, however stuck without actually downloading anything.
     

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  11. Itpirate macrumors member

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    Same here download should be complete on both my iMacs and air by the time my coffee is done!:)
     
  12. vabello macrumors newbie

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    Looks like an estimated 20 minutes to download the whole thing for me on my connection which usually gets between 50 to 60Mb down. :cool:
     
  13. Feltzem macrumors regular

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    4.35GB in NZ. We new zealander's get 10MB of extra features :D
     
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  15. blow45 macrumors 68000

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    this isn't "undoubtedly" due to the heavy load, this i undoubtedly due to the piss poor infrastructure at apple's servers for handling major os releases...

    The reason isn't because a lot of users are accessing their servers, this is expected in new os releases...

    it's because their servers can't handle a lot of users accessing them.
     
  16. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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  18. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if Apple would ever consider releasing the updates like this at say noon local time, wherever you are. That way they could spread out the initial hit to the servers. Of course, if you care that much about getting the latest OS in the first hour, you probably know how to fake your location, but it has to still help them out a bit!
     
  19. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    Hope you don't get billed 57 times :)
     
  20. prospervic macrumors 6502

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    What $185?

    On the Newegg site now. The lowest price for the 256GB Crucial SSD is $214.99
     
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  22. vabello macrumors newbie

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    Load doesn't seem heavy at all. I think the links just showed up in the App Store prior to the cache being primed on the servers hosting it.
     
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