Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion Roars Its Way to Download Record

On Monday, Apple announced that downloads of the freshly released OS X Mountain Lion have exceeded three million in just four days.

Not surprisingly, that acceleration of downloads has made it the most successful OS X release in Apple’s history.

Mountain Lion is the ninth major release of Apple’s desktop operating system and is available through the Mac App Store as an upgrade to Lion or Snow Leopard users for $19.99.

“Just a year after the incredibly successful introduction of Lion, customers have downloaded Mountain Lion over three million times in just four days, making it our most successful release ever,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

Mountain Lion features include the all new Messages app, Notification Center, system-wide Sharing, Dictation, AirPlay Mirroring and Game Center to name a few.

In the company’s press release today, Apple said Facebook integration will be available in an upcoming software update to Mountain Lion.

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