As per the latest news Apple officially has thrown off ‘Mac’ from the Mac OS X. So lets roll with the new name of the Apples OS, OS X Mountain Lion 10.8. Many folks are now wondering that will there system run the new OS X Mountain Lion 10.8, the developer preview. Well we are going to turn there problem to just an easy one. Below we will tell you what are the hardware requirements for the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 to run.

First of all check that will your system boot in 64 bit mode, to check that open Terminal and type “uname -a”. There you will see “x86_64” which means that your system is perfect to run.

The minor internal requirement is that the system boots through 64 bit kernel and the rest are

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Of 64 Bit Or Higher
  • Advanced GPU Chipset

The Mac’s which will run OS X Mountain Lion 10.8

  • MacBook Pro – 13? from mid 2009 or later, 15? from late 2007 and newer, 17? from late 2007 and newer
  • MacBook Air – late 2008 and newer
  • iMac – models from mid 2007 and newer
  • MacBook – 13? aluminum from 2008, 13? from 2009 and newer
  • Mac Mini – early 2009 and newer
  • Mac Pro – early 2008 models and newer
  • XServe – early 2009 models and newer

And the Mac’s which won’t run OS X Mountain Lion 10.8

  • Intel GMA 950 or x3100 integrated graphics card
  • ATI Radeon X1600
  • MacBook models released before 2008
  • Mac Mini released before 2007
  • iMac models released before 2007
  • First Generation MacBook Air

The requirements are to run OS X Mountain Lion 10.8 (Developer Preview 1) so can’t say anything about the upcoming previews, Golden master or the final builds. So tell us if you face any problem.