Apple’s MAC OS X Yosemite is now available in the App Store and if you are feeling adventurous and your system is up to the challenge, go ahead and install it.
Many users report being pleased with the update, which greatly enhances interaction between Apple’s iPhone’s and iPad’s with your desk/laptop. You can now take calls using your machine using the new handoff feature.
Users can make and take phone calls to an iPhone using their machine, and send iMessages as well.
If your system was built in the last three years, you should have plenty of horsepower to be able to run it. Apple redesigned the look of windows and the overall appearance. A new version of Safari is also included and users are reporting it is the fastest browser they have ever used.
Some users are reporting that the transparency effects can be reduced if running the new OS on older hardware from Apple.
As always, there will be a slew of updates from software companies to make sure any bugs get quickly squished. Google is already working on an update for Chrome.
If you have an older system that doesn’t meet the system requirements you may want to hold off and upgrade your hardware first.
Here are the system requirements for running Yosemite OS X
All Macintosh products capable of running OS X Mavericks are supported by Yosemite; as with Mavericks, 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of available storage, and OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or later are required. However, the system requirements in order to take full advantage of the features off Handoff include a Mac with Bluetooth LE (Bluetooth 4.0), and other currently unknown factors.
These are the models that are compatible with OS X Yosemite:
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)