The soon to be released OS X Mavericks operating system for the Mac is almost here and ready to use this fall. It is also an important time when the user will have to perform a few timely updates to their machine so as to make sure the upgrade goes ahead with no trouble. This article is a quick self-help guide to make sure you get your Mac machine ready for the OS X Mavericks upgrade and working at its optimum potential without any of the worries and headaches.
The first thing that is of prime importance to check, is whether your Mac machine is compatible with the new OS operating system. The iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, and Xserve should all be compatible with OS. If you are still not sure, you can check the ‘About Mac’ panel on the Apple menu, and then click on ‘More Info’.
Secondly, it is imperative to check the amount of RAM your machine contains. It has been rumoured that new OS X Mavericks operating system will need 4GB of RAM for your machine to function with the new update. Remember to check the amount of RAM you have on your Mac because there is nothing worse than upgrading to find your machine has not got enough RAM to host the software.
Thirdly, update all your apps and make sure you have the latest versions of all the apps you use. Sometimes software developers are slow to update their software and therefore making it difficult to run certain apps.
Fourthly, make sure your machine is running at its optimum potential by running ‘Disk Utility’. Once you have clicked on the application choose the option ‘Verify Disk’, and wait for the ensuing operation to take place which should take several minutes. If this does not find any issues with the machine also run ‘Repair Permissions’ and this will take considerably longer.
Lastly, backup everything you have on your Mac machine. Do not take the risk that once you update to OS X Mavericks and being the only person in a million who loses everything they had saved on their machine. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Are you looking forward to the new release of OS X Mavericks?