Apple has made an interesting move and has made OS X Lion and Mountain Lion an absolutely free download for everyone.
You Can Now Download the Mac OS X Lion and Mac OS X Mountain Lion Installer for Free
Costing $19.99 back in the day, Apple's super old operating system for the Mac is now absolutely free. If you have a Mac which can run OS X Lion and Mountain Lion but never upgraded only because of that $19.99 fee, then today is the day you make the big jump. It won't cost you a penny.
According to Apple, these are the requirements to run OS X Lion:
- Mac computer with an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor
- OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.6 or later or OS X Lion 10.7 already installed
- 2GB of memory
- 7GB of available space
- Some features require an Apple ID; terms apply.
- Some features require a compatible Internet service provider; fees may apply
These Macs are compatible with OS X Mountain Lion:
- iMac (Mid 2007-2020)
- 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)
For those who are new to the Mac, the operating system used to cost money to upgrade. With OS X Mavericks, Apple dropped the upgrade fee completely and has kept it that way to this day. Even the upcoming macOS Monterey update is free for users with a compatible Mac. Also, macOS used to be called OS X and before that it was Mac OS X.
If you are interested in downloading the OS X Lion or OS X Mountain Lion installer, simply click on the links below. Again, there are no fees at all. Just download, install and give your Mac a new lease of life.