Mac OS X Yosemite

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Mac OS X Yosemite

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Faculty/Staff, Apple recently released its newest operating system named Mac OS X Yosemite for their laptop and desktop computers. While the update from Mavericks (10.9) to Yosemite isn’t expected to be dramatic, IT still needs to test key applications and University systems before installing it on campus machines.  This is a standard process and one that applies to all releases of new operating systems.

Some common software applications have already been reported to have issues with Yosemite and it is customary for vendors to have 60 to 90 days to fully support the release of a new operating system.

Once the new operating system has been tested for compatibility with University technology, then we will send out a message about how to upgrade your Apple computer.  We expect to complete this process and begin support for Yosemite in January of 2015, if not earlier.

While Mac OS X Yosemite is free, we have a process in place that will keep you from being able to perform the upgrade on your own until we have completed the testing phase.  We will reach out with information about how to upgrade your Mac once the Yosemite committee has approved the launch.  If you have any questions, please contact the IT Support HelpDesk at (817) 257-6855.