Good News for all the Mac Users across the world. Apple released its next generation operating system OS X Mavericks on October 22. It is officially available on Mac Apple Store for FREE download. Earlier upgrades of the operating system cost around $20-$30 but Apple has made OSX Mavericks free. For all earlier Mac OSX versions Apple choose cat names like Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion. OS X is not named after a car, Apple spokesperson quoted “We are running out of cats” and hence the name Mavericks.
Who can Upgrade to OS X Mavericks:
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- 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)
Earlier Mac OSX Version Requirements:
- Snow Leopard (10.6.8)
- Lion (10.7)
- Mountain Lion (10.8)
- Not all OS can upgrade directly to Mavericks as if you are running Leopard and then you have to buy Snow Leopard (latest version) and then you can upgrade to OS X Mavericks.
- 2GB of memory and 8GB of available space
Steps to Upgrade OS X Mavericks:
Step 1: Check For above requirements, If you have qualified for above requirements then you can start to upgrade your Mac OS.
Step 2: Create a Back Up,General upgrades retain all folders and files but it is advised to keep a backup of all important Files.
Step 3: Power & Wifi : Make sure that you have connected to power source and Wifi or Ethernet Connection. Interrupting upgrade can cause errors in OS.
Step 4: Download Files, Check Apple App Store for free upgrade option. Click on Free upgrade on right top corner. After files are downloaded, an installation wizard will appear and will guide how to install OSX Mavericks. Click Agree and Install button on wizard and enter password.
Step 5: Restart: Restart the system when prompted or Mac will restart automatically in 30 Sec.
Install OS X Mavericks and enjoy new features of the upgrade such as Tags, Calender, Power Saver Safari, Multi-Display Improvements, iMaps and many more.
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