It’s been close to two weeks since the final version of Mac OS X Yosemite operating system is available for the public. Yosemite, first beta released back in June, is the newest version of Mac operating system with plenty of new features.
OS X Yosemite is not only brings new interface to the Mac OS but also hundreds of new features and improvements.
Yosemite or OS X 10.10, just like Mavericks, is available as a free update, meaning Mac users running Snow Leopard (10.6.8) or later version of Mac OS X can upgrade to OS X Yosemite for absolutely free. The only thing you need to check before thinking of upgrading to Yosemite is if your Mac is compatible with OS X Yosemite.
Mac Book Air released late 2008 or newer, iMac mid 2007 or newer, MacBook released late 2008 or newer, MacBook Pro mid/late 2007 or newer, Mac mini early 2009 or newer, and Mac Pro released early 2008 or newer are compatible with Yosemite.
OS X Yosemite download
If your Mac supports OS X Yosemite, you can follow the given below instructions to download OS X Yosemite on your Mac and then either upgrade your existing version of OS X to Yosemite or perform a clean install by creating a bootable USB of Yosemite.
Step 1: Visit this page of Yosemite on your Mac, scroll down and then click Upgrade Now button to open OS X Yosemite in App Store.
Step 2: Click the small Free button located upper left of the page and then enter your Apple Store ID and password if and when asked to begin downloading OS X Yosemite installation files on to your Mac.
The installer size is about 5.2 GB and might take a couple of minutes to hours depending on your internet connection speed.
Once downloading completes, an app labelled Install OS X should appear on in your Applications folder and launchpad. You can either upgrade your existing installation to OS X Yosemite by clicking the app or create a bootable USB to perform a fresh installation of OS X Yosemite.
And before upgrading or performing a clean installation, we recommend you backup all important data. Also, the partition must have at least 8 GB of available space in order to upgrade to OS X Yosemite.
Should you don’t have a good internet connection, please visit the nearest Apple Retail Store.