Like a lot of Mac users, everyone is excited about Mountain Lion. You may be wondering how Mountain Lion will affect your version of QuickBooks for Mac.
QuickBooks 2011 and prior are not supported on Mountain Lion. However, Quickbooks 2012 is supported on Mountain Lion.
If you decide to upgrade your OS, you may find that most things in your QuickBooks for Mac work for you, but if you run into a problem, we may not be able to help you. To minimize the chances of running into issues, you should make sure you’ve installed the latest update for your software. To find and install an update, click QuickBooks -> Check for QuickBooks Updates.
If the new features in the Mountain Lion OS aren’t a big deal for you and you don’t want to upgrade either your OS or your current version of QuickBooks, then just stay with your current OS and QuickBooks versions. Intuit can continue to help you with any problems you may run into.
If you must upgrade your OS, but don’t want to upgrade QuickBooks, you can continue safely running QuickBooks for Mac and any other software that may not be compatible with Mountain Lion on a partition. (Note: it’s important that you check all your software on the Mac you use for your business to be sure that it’s all compatible with Mountain Lion.) You can learn more about setting up a partition at this article by Apple: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5845
If you want to run QuickBooks for Mac on Mountain Lion, you should upgrade to QuickBooks 2012 for Mac. That way if you do run into any problems, Intuit can help you. You can find QuickBooks 2012 for Mac on quickbooks website athttp://quickbooks.com/mac and at most major retailers.