As you are no doubt aware, Mac OS X Yosemite is now available, and many have already made the switch to take advantages of its new features (and it’s free). However, if you haven’t yet made the move, do you know if your Mac is actually able to run Yosemite?
The easy answer is that if your Mac is running Mavericks (Mac OS X 10.9), it is able to run Yosemite, as they both have the same system requirements. To make it easy, here’s Apple’s list of Macs that will support Yosemite:
- iMac (Mid-2007 or later)
- MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
- MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later), (17-inch, Late 2007 or later)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
- Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
If you need help determining whether your Mac has the required 2GB of RAM or 8GB of available storage space for the installation, click here for Macworld’s step-by-step guide. As for me, I haven’t downloaded Yosemite yet (because I have been unusually busy at work), but I plan to do so in the next week or so.