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OS X Yosemite Now Available to Download For Free (Update)

by Todd Haselton | October 16, 2014October 16, 2014 2:10 pm PDT

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Apple released OS X Yosemite today and you can download it now by searching for it in the Apple App Store on your Mac computer.

Keep in mind that the app store doesn’t feature OS X Yosemite just yet, even if you look under apps developed by Apple. You can sidestep that little problem by simply searching for Yosemite. It’s not small, however, so you’ll need at least 8GB of available hard drive space before you can even start the download.

OS X Yosemite delivers a totally fresh design and offers unique features that work well with iOS devices, like Continuity and Handoff, the latter of which will even allow you to place phone calls from your computer. Here’s a quick refresher on the requirements cited by Apple:

  • 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),
  • 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 also needs:

  • OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard v10.6.8 already installed
  • 2 GB or more of memory
  • 8 GB or more of available space

Update: The server already seems pretty slammed and we’re having trouble initiating the download on at least one machine.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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