Moving to Mavericks on a Mac
The latest upgrade for the Mac, OS 10.9 or Mavericks, is out and free for Mac users through the App Store. Some Macs may even prompt for the download. Before you upgrade, please consider the following:
1. Check to make sure your Mac meets the minimum recommendations. It may not be able to run the new OS. You can view the requirements here: http://support.apple.com/kb/
2. Make sure your Mac is up-to-date, including any third party software that is installed like MS Office. If you are using Parallels to run Windows or another virtual machine, you will need to upgrade to Parallels 9. For those of you running the GroupWise client, you may get a prompt about needing to install Java SE 6 runtime; just click the “Install” button on the same message to do so.
3. Give your Mac a tune up. All CWU Macs have Yasu installed in the Applications folder. Give it a run.
4. Backup. Once your Mac is updated and problem free, back up all of your important files to a network or external drive.
The download process can take some time. If you would like to see a progress bar, open Launchpad and look for the Mavericks icon.
Want to know what’s new in Mavericks? Check out http://www.apple.com/osx/whats-new/
CWU employees, please contact the HelpDesk at x2001 with any questions or concerns with this upgrade.
CWU students, please contact our local Apple rep Jess Roberts at email@example.com with any questions or concerns with this upgrade.