At Apple’s “Special Event” early this morning, it was announced that OS X Mavericks (OS X 10.9) would be a free upgrade for users of OS X Snow Leopard (OS X 10.6), Lion (OS X 10.7) and Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8).
After the quick demo of Mavericks (22:00 on the video), Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said,
“…what’s most important to us, is seeing the software in the hands of as many mac users as possible. … Today’s we’re gonna revolutionise pricing.
Coz’ the day of spending hundreds of dollars to get the most out of your computer are gone. Today, we announce a new era for the mac, because today we’re announcing that Mavericks if Free.”
That’s great! Just head over to www.apple.com/osx.
Am I ready? My Mac has enough free space, it’s OS is updated (OS X 10.8.5), my hard drive is backed up so I’m good to go!
We can all encourage friends to get compatible for free!
Now, for those of us who prefer a clean install, Lifehacker has instructions for creating a USB Installation Drive .
I was planning to upgrade a lab full of iMacs and this might just be the way to do that easily.
I’m sorry we lost the cat names though. That has been a wild ride – Cheetah, Puma, Jaguar, Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion. Which were your favourites?
It took about 30 mins.