OS Yosemite - What OS Version Do I Need To Upgrade?
The newest, most powerful OS so far, Yosemite not only upgrades the user experience on the Mac but also integrates seamlessly to iOS devices. New features range from a major dock redesign and an automatic OS update option to small details like an updated font and notifications center.
Most notably, new screen sharing capabilities allow users to display the screen of another Mac in the same network on their device. Even better, the user on the other end has the ability to open and move files, access apps and windows among other things. This offers unlimited possibilities from sharing presentations to troubleshooting and Mac repair as it connects the two machines in a whole new way.
Upgrades within OS Yosemite including screen sharing capabilities, Mac and iOS continuity, and increased app quality and accessibility all contribute to the increased usability and user experience offered by the new OS. Ready to upgrade? Here’s how:
Surpass Lion, Mountain Lion & Mavericks
The Mac App Store is currently hosting the OS Yosemite upgrade. Apple lists running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later as a requirement to upgrading to OS Yosemite. Incremental upgrades are not required. This means if you are running Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion or Mavericks, you need only access the App Store and download OS Yosemite to begin using the newest OS. You can essentially leap over the intermediate OS options and begin using OS Yosemite immediately. Alternatively, if you are operating on OS Leopard or earlier OS options, you will need to purchase the Snow Leopard upgrade prior to downloading OS Yosemite.
Don’t Forget Software Updates
Staying on top of software updates is the best way to ensure your Mac continues to run at the highest level possible. Prior to upgrading your OS to Yosemite, make sure to run a software update from your Apple Menu. Upgrading programs like Safari and Mail will make the transition to Yosemite much smoother for you as this can help resolve any bugs from prior versions that may hinder an OS update. Ramjet best practices recommend running both software updates and OS updates on a regular basis to keep your machine running at it’s highest level.