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OS X Yosemite is Now Available on the Mac App Store

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OS X 10.10 Yosemite is now available free from the Mac App Store. Anyone who has purchased Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion, or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, or has OS X 10.9 Mavericks will be able to upgrade for no cost.

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Necessary for Yosemite Update
To proceed with installation, you absolutely need the following.

  • Intel Core 2 or above, 64 bit CPU
  • A computer running Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
  • Mac App Store Account
  • Internet access to download the Yosemite Install App through Mac App Store
  • About 5GB free hard drive space available in /Applications
Recommended Best Practices
When performing any full operating system upgrade, unexpected things can occur. To avoid data loss, these best practices should be adhered to. This upgrade should be a breeze, but if things do go wrong, you can always go back to your working installation.

  • Back Up All of Your Data
  • Buy a spare 8GB USB drive
  • Clone your working drive
What We Know About OS X Yosemite so far...
OS X Yosemite is one of the biggest changes to OS X in a long time. Besides new features, redesigned icons, and a new system font, there are a few things that are functionally different this time around. Here is a partial list of things to know before attempting an update or a fresh installation.

  • The location of the OS X system kernel has changed from /mach_kernel to /System/Library/Kernels/kernel.
  • Any patched or unsigned drivers installed to /System/Library/Extensions/ now require a special boot flag to load: kext-dev-mode=1
  • 9 Series motherboard quick fixes for audio and graphics are no longer necessary.
  • Mobile HD 4600 Device IDs have been removed. Patched drivers or ID injection is necessary.
  • Older systems with AWARD BIOS may need to roll back AppleACPIPlatform.kext to the 10.9.5 version. This includes all 6 Series and X58 Gigabyte motherboards.
Our tools will be available shortly- stay tuned!

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tonymacx86

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If you have any Beta or Developer Preview versions, delete them and empty trash. Then redownload the new version.
 
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It's allowing me to download now! Yay!
 
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