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Apple OS X 10.8

Last Review:

Available To:

  • Faculty (currently appointed) and Staff

Vendor: Apple

Product: OS X

Version: 10.8

Standard Software Supported By: Desktop

OIT Support Levels: Partial


Operating system

System Requirements: Mfg. Minimum

  • Base OS: Mac
  • OS Version: n/a
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo*, i3, i5, or i7
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Additional Hard Disk Space Needed: 8 GB

System Requirements: OIT Required

  • Base OS: Mac
  • OS Version: n/a
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo*, i3, i5, or i7
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Additional Hard Disk Space Needed: 8 GB

Known Issues:

OIT has tested OS X 10.8 on supported hardware including standard supported software and found no issues with this software. 

Apple lists the following compatible computers for OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion":

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

Some features of Mountain Lion are dependant on the model of computer. Apple lists all of these features and requirements on their site.

Since version 10.6, the Mac OS X no longer needs the Cisco VPN tool to connect to the UTA VPN server. Detailed instructions are available on OIT’s website.

SecureDoc version 5.3.51 (5.3-SR4) is currently compatible with OS X 10.8.1.

How to Get:

Contact Help Desk to arrange for OIT to install Mac OS X 10.6 or later on UTA owned computers.

Apple provides free updates for OS X via the Software Update feature in the Apple Menu.


Visit OIT Help Desk or see Apple's Support page

Backing up data is the responsibility of the client.  One such method is burning data to a CD or DVD.  Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" also features a backup system called Time Machine.  If you use Time Machine, you will need to enable it, and be familiar with how to recover data using it.

Related Software:

Mac OS X 10.7