What required when Upgrade to OS X Yosemite

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Can I upgrade to OS X Yosemite to my Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)?

Is it free to upgrade? What are the general requirements needed? Can make HD video call make and what upstream, downstream rates are needed? What are Boot Camp installations required? What is additional hard drive required?

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What required when Upgrade to OS X Yosemite

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Yes, you can upgrade to Yosemite on your early 2008 (or newer) Mac Pro for free.  You can upgrade it from the following Operating Systems:

  • Operating System X = Snow Leopard (v10.6.8)
  • Operating System X =  Lion (v10.7)
  • Operating System X =  Mountain Lion (v10.8)
  • Operating System X =  Mavericks (v10.9)

The general requirements to upgrade are the following:

  • Operating System X v10.6.8 or later
  • 2GB of memory
  • 8GB of free storage
  • Some features may require an Apple ID and terms may apply.
  • Some features need a well-matched Internet service provider; fees may apply.

To make HD video calls, you will need a built-in FaceTime High Definition camera and it requires a 1Mbps up- and down-stream internet connection.  To receive High Definition video calls, you need to have an Intel-based supported Mac.

It supports current Boot Camp installations from Windows XP with Service Pack 2, Windows Vista or Windows 7.  If you want a new Boot Camp installation, you will require Windows 7 or 8 which is sold separately.

If you want to use Time Capsule, you will need an extra hard drive or an AirPort Time Capsule which is sold separately.

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