Upgrade from Mt Lion to Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by carpetboy, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. carpetboy macrumors newbie


    Apr 27, 2012
    I never took advantage of upgrading from Mt Lion to Mavericks (if it ain't broke don't fix it mentality.) Should I upgrade to Mavericks before going to Yosemite or jump two generations.

    Mid 2011 iMac
    2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
    12 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

    Thanks for input.
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    You can go straight to Yosemite when it is released. There is no reason to install Mavericks before Yosemite.
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    There is no need to upgrade to Mavericks first if you intend to upgrade to Yosemite anyway. It doesn’t bring you any advantages, in fact, it might add files to your harddrive that are obsolete in Yosemite.

    You should definitely ‘buy’ Mavericks before Yosemite is released, if you haven’t already done so. It might become unavailable afterwards. You can always cancel the download process and download it again later. It will remain in your purchases history in the Mac App Store.

    I cannot comment on anything else, without knowing what it is you are after. If you are more interested in stability and fewer bugs, I would not recommend upgrading to Yosemite. There are bugs, there will be bugs on release and it might take a couple of months until those are addressed. Mavericks on the other hand is pretty stable at this point, so it might be worth doing an upgrade.

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