Apple’s new desktop operating system – OS X 10.10 Yosemite – is out, and Mac users are asking the obvious question: Will my Mac run Yosemite? I’ve dug around in the published specs for and drawn up a list of hardware that will run OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Before you do that, you need to know what Mac you are running. To do find out, click on the Apple then select About This Mac and then click on More Info…. This will bring up a dialog box that tells you what hardware you are running. Featured stories Cryptocurrency reality checks and the coming boom USB Type-C is the iPhone charging connector that Steve Jobs would have wanted I tried to write this article on an iPad Pro. It didn’t go well Thousands of Mega logins dumped online, exposing user files With that out of the way, here’s a listing of the oldest Apple hardware capable of running OS X 10.10 Yosemite. MacBook – Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 MacBook Air – Late 2008 MacBook Pro – Mid/late 2007 Mac mini – Early 2009 iMac – Mid 2007 Mac Pro – Early 2008 Xserve – Early 2009 This, incidentally, is the same list of hardware that can run OS X 10.9 Mavericks. So, if you have the above hardware or newer (in any configuration, it doesn’t matter if you did or didn’t buy extra RAM or disk space or the better CPU) then you are good to go with Yosemite. See also: Apple’s iPad… [Read full story]
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