07/24/2012 04:57 pm ET

Mountain Lion Release Date: Download New Mac OS X On July 25 For $19.99

The wait is over.

After weeks of uncertainty, Apple has announced that Mountain Lion -- the newest edition of its operating system for Mac desktops and laptops -- will be released on Wednesday, July 25th. Users will be able to download it from the Mac App Store for $20.

We previously covered what's new in Mountain Lion -- announced at an event in February 2012 -- and those who upgrade their systems can expect deeper Twitter integration, an iMessage client for your Mac so that you can receive phone messages on the computer, as well as support for AirPlay. Our rundown of the nine coolest features in Mountain Lion is below, and you can also check out great overviews from Macworld and the New York Times.

Will you download it?

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