Maxed out Late '13 iMac- which OS comes with it?

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  1. TheBeastman13, Oct 30, 2014
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    TheBeastman13 macrumors regular

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    Hi, All

    I have a maxed out iMac being delivered in about two weeks. I'm wondering which OS comes installed, Maverick? I know Yosemite just kicked off recently (a month ago?), so I'm not sure if they already have those installed in machines being BTO'ed nowadays.

    While on the subject of OS, I'd like to run Final Cut Express 4 on my new iMac. I've been using FCE on my '08 MacBook for years now, but would like to utilize my speedy new iMac to continue working with FCE4. Can Mountain Lion, Maverick or Yosemite play nice with FCE4? Or do I need to Google "drive partitioning," and get a copy of snow leopard on my system?

    Or, since I'm looking to use this iMac off the grid, so to speak, would deleting Mountain Lion (or whichever OS comes standard) and using snow leopard as my OS be okay?


    Thank you for the help.

    - B Eastman
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Snow Leopard wouldn't even boot, because it lacks the drivers of the hardware in the new iMacs.

    The oldest OS you can run on it is the OS that it came installed with.
     
  3. TheBeastman13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are there no driver updates for this?

    Thanks for the help/information.
     
  4. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    No. The drivers are controlled and distributed by Apple.
     
  5. TheBeastman13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay.

    I guess SL will be put in the past. The reason I'm asking is because I need to get Final Cut Express 4 working on my new iMac. The google searches I'm getting are somewhat conflicting, so I'm having trouble deciphering if FCE4 will work with Mavericks on the late 2013 iMac I am getting. Do you have any insight about this?

    Thank you, YJ!
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    I've no idea. I use FCP X myself full time.
     
  7. TheBeastman13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks anyways; you've been helpful, YJ.

    Hopefully someone else knows.
     

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