The Mavericks operating system, or MacOS X 10.9, was released in autumn 2013.  Apple have recently issued the third major update, MacOS X 10.9.3.


Users still on Mac OS X 10.8.5 or lower are finding that certain software from the App Store will not work, as Mavericks is now required.


We are now confident in recommending that users who wish to upgrade can do so providing the following factors are taken into consideration.


To install Mavericks, you will need one of these Macs:

iMac (Mid 2007 or later)

MacBook 13-inch Aluminium (Late 2008)

MacBook 13-inch (Early 2009 or later)

MacBook Pro 13-inch (Mid 2009 or later)

MacBook Pro 15-inch or 17-inch (Mid/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)


Your Mac must also have Mac OS X 10.8.x Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.7.x Lion, or Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard already installed.  You will need 2GB or more of RAM memory and 8GB or more of available storage space on your hard drive.


Check that any vital software you use is compatible with Mavericks.


Check that your printer manufacturer can supply Mavericks drivers for your printer.


Bear in mind that to download Mavericks, the OS updates and all the updated Apple software you may require, the entire download can exceed 10GB.  You will therefore need either a fast broadband connection or infinite patience!


You will need an Apple ID to log into the App Store.  This can get confusing, but we are here to help untangle Apple ID and iCloud mysteries.


We can update your Mac for you at our premises if your broadband isn't up to it, but please note that, although Mavericks is free to download, our labour charges will, unfortunately, still apply.


If you have any questions please contact us.


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