Where Can I Get a Copy of OS X Yosemite?
Updating your Mac system to the latest OS X Yosemite couldn’t be easier. Unlike some of the previous Apple Mac updates, which required a CD (incredibly annoying when you missed place it and waste an entire afternoon trawling through every draw in the house in an attempt to track it down). You can now cut out the middle man and download OS X Yosemite directly from the Mac App Store.
How Much Does OS X Yosemite Cost OS X Yosemite- Is it FREE?
OS X Yosemite is the most impressive Apple system ever and comes with oodles of extra gadgets and gizmos, not to mention an new look graphic overhaul. For more details on what OS X Yosemite can deliver, please check our article ‘OS X Yosemite Features’ Packed full of exciting new features one would expect to pay a hefty fee for the system upgrade but guess what… it’s totally FREE! Free of charge to anyone who currently has either Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion or OS X Mavericks.
OS X Yosemite System Requirements
Unfortunately not all Apple Mac computers can install and run on OS X Yosemite. One of my MacBook Pro machines is so vintage (early 2007) that is will be stuck running Snow leopard for the rest of its life. If you wish to install the Apples latest system update, you will need to own…
- 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)
NOTE: There are a few more requirements your Mac will need to meet in order to update your machine to OS X Yosemite…
It must be running on OS X Snow Leopard (version 10.6.8), OS X Lion, OS X Mountain Lion or OS X Mavericks. If your computer is still stuck on a system created before Snow leopard, such as Tiger or Leopard, then you will have to upgrade to one of the above first, then upgrade up to OS X Yosemite after. It can be tricky to get hold of the old system softwares. You could try a place like eBay where someone may be selling an old disk or contact Apple support for guidance.
- The computer itself will need to have an Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7, or Xeon processor, or the above.
- As each system upgrade often needs to eat up more of your memory space you will need at least 2GB of memory and 8GB of available storage for instillation.
If your beloved Mac computer meets these requirements then you are good to go ahead and download the impressive OS X Yosemite for free!
QUICK TIP – If you are not sure what software your Mac in currently running and need to check it meets the OS X Yosemite requirement please check by…
1.) Clicking on the mini Apple icon from you tool bar (this is the apple menu)
2.) From the drop down menu select option ‘About this Mac’.
How to Download and Install OS X Yosemite on Mac
If your machine has passed all of the requirements listed above then you are ready for the next easy peasy step! To install OS X Yosemite just…
1.) Open up the App Store. The easiest way is to select the App Store icon in your Mac doc (it looks like an ‘A’ created out of a pencil, paint brush and ruler).
2.) Once inside the App Store locate OS X Yosemite. You can do this by typing the update into the search box. Alternatively you should find it within the ‘Featured’ page or under the ‘Productivity’ category.
3.) Next simply click on the the ‘Download’ button and follow the easy on screen instillation instructions.