2 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2014 9:34 AM by a brody
little_rivers Level 1 Level 1

As I said, I'm running 10.7.5 on an '08 MacBook, with a 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and 2 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM. Would you recommend I update to Mavericks?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.5), Mavericks
  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10

    Upgrading to Mavericks


    You can upgrade to Mavericks from Lion or directly from Snow Leopard. Mavericks can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for FREE.


    Upgrading to Mavericks


    To upgrade to Mavericks you must have Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or Lion installed. Download Mavericks from the App Store. Sign in using your Apple ID. Mavericks is free. The file is quite large, over 5 GBs, so allow some time to download. It would be preferable to use Ethernet because it is nearly four times faster than wireless.


        OS X Mavericks- System Requirements


          Macs that can be upgraded to OS X Mavericks


             1. iMac (Mid 2007 or newer) - Model Identifier 7,1 or later

             2. MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer) - Model Identifier 5,1 or later

             3. MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             4. MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) - Model Identifier 2,1 or later

             5. Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             6. Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later

             7. Xserve (Early 2009) - Model Identifier 3,1 or later


    To find the model identifier open System Profiler in the Utilities folder. It's displayed in the panel on the right.


         Are my applications compatible?


             See App Compatibility Table - RoaringApps.


    Note you must have the Late 2008 aluminum model to install Mavericks. If you are happy with Lion then there's no need to upgrade unless you want to or need features only available in Mavericks.

  • a brody Level 9 Level 9
    Classic Mac OS



    - to further explains compatibility.