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Why Mac Users Shouldn't Worry About OS X Mavericks Compatibility

Why Mac Users Shouldn't Worry About OS X Mavericks Compatibility

June 11, 2013
Concerned your Mac won't be compatible with Apple's recently announced OS X 10.9 Mavericks? Don't be. According to the release notes included with the Mavericks Developer Preview, all Mac computers capable of running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion appear to be compatible with Apple's next-generation operating system, which is great news for those running a slightly aged Mac, like me. Originally detailed by AppleInsider, OS X 10.9 Mavericks supports the following:
  • 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)
In addition, Mavericks requires 64-bit, Intel-driven machines currently running OS X 10.6.7 or later, and the installation calls for 8-GB of free disk space. Of course, there's no absolute guarantee that Apple will preserve the above compatibility list once Mavericks launches, later this year. It would, however, appear that those running OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion are likely going to be able to upgrade to Apple's all-new desktop operating system once it becomes available. Here's hoping! For more of today's news, see: Apple Adds An Impressive Level Feature To The iOS 7 Compass AppImproved Privacy Changes In iOS 7 To Keep Advertisers From Accessing Personal Data, and OS X Mavericks Expands On Dictation: Goes Offline, Offers Live Feedback.

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