OS X Mountain Lion and its 200+ new features is now among us. It’s only $20 if you have Snow Leopard or Lion installed, and if you buy it through my affiliate link, you would indeed be a smashing individual.
All the usual and even not-so-usual suspects have published their reviews, but if you’re not sure where to start reading, this list should help:
- Ars Technica – John Siracusa has penned his typically exhaustive review, clocking in at 26,000 words. It’s also available in a Kindle Edition and PDF
- Macworld – Jason Snell’s reviews are thorough and highly accessible. If your family or friends ask which review to read, this is a really good bet. Macworld also published a Mountain Lion Superguide
- TUAW – Richard Gaywood is becoming one of my favorite writers thanks to his experienced skepticism and great technical breakdowns. I don’t always agree with him, but he does good work and brings some welcome balance to The Force
- MacStories – Speaking of doing good work, MacStories has been rocking it the last couple of years, so this review is on my list as well. Plus, you can buy it in ebook form, and 30 percent of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society
- Marco Arment’s review of John Siracusa’s Mountain Lion review. Not kidding
- Daring Fireball – It’s not really a full review, but Gruber brings some characteristically astute birds-eye-view analysis of where Apple wants to guide our next generation of computing