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Can My Mac Run OS X 10.9 Mavericks

10 June 2013 10,204 views 7 Comments

For the rest of us, the question of the hour is

Apple today made OS X 10.9 Mavericks [13A476u] available to developers. For the rest of us, the question of the hour is “Can my Mac run OS X 10.9 Mavericks?” Surprisingly, if your Mac is OS X Mountain Lion compatible, the answer is yes!

OS X v10.9 supports the following Macs:

• 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

See also: Join the conversation on the OS X 10.9 Facebook page

Although you can run Mavericks with just 2GB RAM, most observers recommend at least 4GB of memory, while creamy smooth happens at 8GB.

That said, your Mac will need to be running OS X 10.6.8 or later in order to upgrade your Mac to OS X 10.9. If you have a compatible Mac and need to upgrade to Snow Leopard, you can purchase OS X 10.6.x on DVD from Apple — buy it now.

And, just for giggles, let’s compare the above to the OS X Mountain Lion compatibility list:

• iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
• MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
• MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
• MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
• Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
• Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
• Xserve (Early 2009)

It’s pretty cool that a whole range of six-year-old Macs will be compatible with OS X 10.9 Mavericks — Thanks, Apple!

Like the OS X 10.9 Mavericks Facebook Page — hot news, rumors and reviews of Apple’s newest desktop operating system.

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