Apple roars about OS X Mountain Lion downloads topping 3 million

It's setting a downloads record

Never one to shy away from touting positive milestones, Apple announced Monday that its OS X Mountain Lion software has topped 3 million downloads in just four days, the fastest sales start ever for one of its OS X releases.

The software, available through the Mac App Store, costs $US20 as an upgrade to the year-old Lion (which was downloaded 1 million times on its first day of availability) or Snow Leopard releases.

Among what Apple claims are 200 new features are a central notification system, improved iCloud support and Gatekeeper security. (More specs here: apple.com/osx/specs.)

MOUNTAIN LION: What's new

On the horizon for Mountain Lion: Facebook integration.

IT shops have said they're taking a wait-and-see approach to Mountain Lion, which is more focused on the needs of consumers than the enterprise.

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