How many Macs do you manage? Whether you’re looking out for one or rooms full of Macs, you need to be thinking about Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.10 release. So, are your Macs and Apps Yosemite ready? Here’s how to find out!
First things first, if you have already upgraded your Macs to OS X Mavericks (aka 10.9.x), then your Macs can run OS X Yosemite. That said, if your Mac has just 2GB of RAM, it won’t get any faster when running Yosemite — consider adding more memory.
Remember the old adage — you can never be too pretty or have too much RAM. So, while 4GB might be adequate, twice that amount will keep you running smoothly.
Yosemite Apps Here
I have been keeping an eye on which apps have been updated to be Yosemite ready, but there are thousands and thousands of Mac apps. While I only manage a handful of Macs, actually getting and testing all of the apps my users use to see if they’re Yosemite ready would be a massive effort and not worth the hassle.
Huh, really? Not worth the hassle considering the good people at RoaringApps have created a near encyclopedic Mac App Compatibility Table that covers not only OS X 10.10 (Yosemite), but all of Apple’s desktop operating systems going back to OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
Pretty darned cool, eh? A real work saver and, although the Yosemite ready data shown is user generated, the RoaringApps folks deserve major kudos for creating and maintaining such a wonderful resource!