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Yosemite vs Maverick

by Linus007 / November 9, 2014 9:21 AM PST

Dear Team

I have read comments about Yosemite in the forum section and I would like sincere advice as to wether I should do the free update from Maverick to Yosemite please? Any teething issues or not? I have IOS X, would someone be so kind and give me info on this please?
Cheers
Linus007

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iOS X, while sounding good, means nothing.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 9, 2014 8:48 PM PST
In reply to: Yosemite vs Maverick

iOS runs on the iPad and iPhone, neither of which can run Yosemite.

So back to the real story.

What computer do you have?
How old is it?
How much RAM?
What version of OS X is it currently running?

Do you see the RED note underneath your post as you are replying?

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OS X Mountain Lion to Yosemite
by mayjessie / November 16, 2014 12:00 PM PST

I have a Macbook Air for tow years, runing OS X Mountain Lion, can I update the OS to Yosemite?

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(NT) Yes
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 16, 2014 8:51 PM PST
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Reply to the answer to my Yosemite vs Maverick question
by Linus007 / November 17, 2014 1:53 PM PST

I have an
IMac
Approx 1 1/2 to 2 yrs old
RAM 4GB
Current version of OS X 10.9.5

Can and should I do the free upgrade to Yosemite?
Thank you.
Cheers Linus 007

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If you have the 27inch iMac,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / November 17, 2014 8:36 PM PST

then I would answer "Yes" but only after you upgrade the RAM to at least 8GB.

Unfortunately the smaller version of the iMac does not have User Replaceable RAM so you are stuck with the 4GB.

While Yosemite will run, your experience will not be as good as it could be.

Which one do you have?

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