Is your Mac really ready for Mavericks (OS X 10.9)?

Apple’s new operating system for Mac is ready to serve you with the release of Mavericks (OS X 10.9). A large number of Mac users are ready to shake hand with the new version and are enthusiastic to install the new OS. But, the main thing is that is your Mac fully prepared to get mingled with the newest update from the technology giant? The new upgrade is being advertised with Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) and Lion (OS X 10.7) but it is not very simple to install. There are a few things that you need to consider before upgrading your Mac.

Mavericks OS X

The very first thing is that Mavericks (OS X 10.9) supports any Mac that works with Mountain Lion and runs OS X 10.6.8 or later. The new version is really compatible with many Apple machines, including iMac (Mid 2007 or newer), MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer), MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer), MacBook Pro 13-inch (Mid-2009 or newer), MacBook Pro 15-inch (Mid/Late 2007 or newer), MacBook Pro 17-inch (Late 2007 or newer), Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer), Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer), and Xserve (Early 2009).

Apple says Mac users need to have at least 2GB of RAM (memory), but things can make a real difference if you have at least 4GB. If you have only 2GB installed memory, then you should consider a hardware upgrade before installing Mavericks. Using third-party RAM than RAM from Apple can cause problems when you upgrade your OS. Most reliable vendors ensure that their RAM is compatible with Macs. Apple also recommends the use of 8GB of free space on Mac’s drive. It is said that using 15GB to 20GB will be good for the Mavericks installer. iMac® Technical Support | Apple® iMac Helpline

Go for the following preinstall tasks before upgrade as it will help you enjoy a hassle-free experience: Apple® Mac Help Technical Support Phone Number

  • Make sure your Mac’s startup drive is in good health.
  • Back up your Mac, and test that backup.
  • Snow Leopard users only: Disable FileVault.
  • Disable third-party disk encryption.
  • Check for system updates and updates to other Apple software.
  • Check for Mavericks-compatible updates to third-party software.
  • Snow Leopard users only: Check for really old software.
  • Set up your iCloud account.
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