1. Garz's Avatar
    Yeah, that’s a big freaking bowl of "gotcha". I did the same thing last year with Mountain Lion... my solution was way more expensive than what you’re facing... I bought my retina MBP and did the upgrade that way...

    I don’t really see any way around it...
    I downloaded GM last year too but they didnt release a 2nd GM so it was fine. We didn't have to update again. I'll get it done. Just might have to wipe and reload. I do back up regularly so not a killer deal. Just time consuming.
    10-23-2013 06:50 PM
  2. dobermansrule's Avatar
    I have no problems at all. Took about 2 hours to download and 30 minutes to install. It even allowed more space to become available on my harddrive!
    10-23-2013 07:11 PM
  3. Peter Cotton's Avatar
    All working well on my 3 day old Mac Mini. Safari seems much quicker with media heavy web pages!
    10-23-2013 08:17 PM
  4. Chris Parsons's Avatar
    I'm loving it thus far. Seems to of have improved the battery life on rMBP. Not overly pleased with the look of the new calendar but it keeps in line with iOS 7 so I can see why they did it. Finder Tabs is cool, I no longer need a third-party app for it so that's good. I also like that my dock now switches screens with me as I need it, that's huge for me.
    10-23-2013 08:20 PM
  5. aacvic's Avatar
    Help - were do I find my admin password. It's not on anything I got with my lap top. Thx
    10-23-2013 08:21 PM
  6. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Easy install for my Mid 2012 MBA. (45 min)
    Seems faster.
    Good Luck
    10-23-2013 08:51 PM
  7. linsiris's Avatar
    I have no problems at all. Took about 2 hours to download and 30 minutes to install. It even allowed more space to become available on my harddrive!
    A friend yesterday told me the same thing and after I updated I noticed I had MORE space a couple of GB's compared to what I had before upgrading. That is even better!
    10-23-2013 09:23 PM
  8. John Yester's Avatar
    Running good on 2007 MacBook Pro
    10-23-2013 09:45 PM
  9. SprSynJn's Avatar
    I must have read the Apple site wrong, but did they say Mavericks is free? How is this possible? O_O
    10-24-2013 09:48 AM
  10. iEd's Avatar
    I must have read the Apple site wrong, but did they say Mavericks is free? How is this possible? O_O
    Yes Free.

    #Naked Tuesday
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    10-24-2013 11:27 AM
  11. CDG's Avatar
    It is running great on my 2012 MBP, in fact I have been using it more since the upgrade.

    Updating the iMac even as we speak.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    10-24-2013 11:35 AM
  12. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    I just installed it on my 2007 Aluminum iMac, haven't had a chance to play with it much. If it runs better than Mountain Lion then that'll be a win in my book.
    10-24-2013 11:42 AM
  13. patrickquirke's Avatar
    I'm having issues with messages. Notifications are not showing up, i don't get a sound nor do i get a label on the app in the dock. All the settings show that they should be showing up. Any one else having this issue? Wen i go to the app the messages are there, i'm just nat getting alerted about them.
    10-24-2013 02:42 PM
  14. SprSynJn's Avatar
    Yes Free.

    #Naked Tuesday
    What in the world possessed whoever was in charge of this to do so? Not to mention allowing models older than six years to get the update? I'm flabbergasted.
    10-24-2013 07:30 PM
  15. iEd's Avatar
    What in the world possessed whoever was in charge of this to do so? Not to mention allowing models older than six years to get the update? I'm flabbergasted.
    I think the the whole model has changed or as usual Apple has changed the model of distribution of system software. Kind of like iOS which is free. You buy a new machine you get the Apple apps free as if the Apple apps are like a in OS purchase.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they keep offering major OS updates for free. There are no DVD's to distribute or manufacture which has been the case for a while.
    It's a great marketing tool also. Buy a Mac and Major OS updates are free for possibly the next 6 years.
    It's not like they can't afford to do this.


    #Naked Tuesday
    Last edited by iEd; 10-25-2013 at 09:54 PM.
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    10-24-2013 09:18 PM
  16. jclisenby's Avatar
    It makes my 2009 MacBook Pro run a little faster and smoother.


    Tappin and Talkin from my iPhone 5
    10-24-2013 09:23 PM
  17. SprSynJn's Avatar
    I was saddened, but not surprised, to find out my 2007 MacBook cannot run Mavericks. Similar to Mountain Lion, it requires a 2008 or newer model from what the site details. Still, very nice of them to offer it to those who can use it. Looking forward to getting those free updates whenever I get a new Mac.
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    10-24-2013 11:57 PM
  18. d-mnxi's Avatar
    I was thinking also of upgrading. My 3.1 has 4GB RAM and a 256SSD. What do you think?
    10-25-2013 06:58 AM
  19. d-mnxi's Avatar
    This question was for Yester. I would like to know more in detail how your macbook pro 2007 is holding up and what it has in the way of ram etc.
    I was kind of surprised that you took the leap. Beofre I do I would like to know more.
    Thanks
    10-26-2013 03:36 PM
  20. kch50428's Avatar
    Here's my MacBook specs...

    How is OS X Mavericks performing on your Apple Desktop or laptop?-mac.jpg

    And Mavericks on it is quite nice.
    10-26-2013 04:02 PM
  21. Bazza1's Avatar
    Mid 2011 11" Air w/ 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM -

    There's a demand for more RAM / leak there somewhere -

    Lion, with nothing running in the Dock and the use of Clean Memory, would routinely restore to 2.1 - 2.2 GBs of free memory, Now, same circumstance with Mavericks (and the appropriately updated Apple software) and the best I've been able to manage is 1.9 GBs, with it plummeting quickly thereafter even with nothing reopened.

    Sure, I could get yet another app to figure out where the hog is, but that seems counter-productive...
    10-26-2013 04:09 PM
  22. jmr1015's Avatar
    Mid 2011 11" Air w/ 128GB SSD, 4GB RAM -

    There's a demand for more RAM / leak there somewhere -

    Lion, with nothing running in the Dock and the use of Clean Memory, would routinely restore to 2.1 - 2.2 GBs of free memory, Now, same circumstance with Mavericks (and the appropriately updated Apple software) and the best I've been able to manage is 1.9 GBs, with it plummeting quickly thereafter even with nothing reopened.

    Sure, I could get yet another app to figure out where the hog is, but that seems counter-productive...
    I have noticed the memory usage is higher than before as well.

    My mid-09 MBP came with 2gb of RAM. When running Snow Leopard, it managed. I would run out of RAM if I did a lot of image editing, but overall, it made due with 2gb. I upgraded to 8gb, and the RAM usage stayed about the same. Usually 6+gb free, unless I'm editing images or video or something.

    Now, with Mavericks, I'm usually at 5 and sometimes as low as 4gb free, even if I'm just browsing the web or listening to my iTunes library. I'm at 5.35gb free right now, and all I have open is this Safari window. If I start getting in to some slightly heavier usage, it will dip in to the 3gb range... and when I close everything, the amount of RAM recovered is no where near as high as it was on Snow Leopard. I have to restart the computer to get the free memory back above 6gb... and even then, it starts creeping back down over time.

    It's not a major issue or anything. Just something I noticed. I haven't run out of free memory yet, so it doesn't impact performance for my usage.
    10-26-2013 05:19 PM
  23. tack's Avatar
    Runs well on my MBP 17, early 2009 model. Upgrading my ram to 8 gb and my hard drive to a hybrid 750 gb drive helped performance a lot.
    10-26-2013 05:58 PM
  24. PhoneAddict's Avatar
    I have been seeing an issue since upgrading with lagging in the Documents folders at start up. It will take a minute or to for any sub-folders to shown up. Once they do all is fine throughout the day. Any one else seeing this?

    2012 rMBP, 8Gb memory.
    10-27-2013 08:12 AM
  25. thejerryong's Avatar
    It seems like Mavericks is eating up too much RAM.
    How is OS X Mavericks performing on your Apple Desktop or laptop?-screen-shot-2013-10-29-8.35.30-pm.png
    How is OS X Mavericks performing on your Apple Desktop or laptop?-screen-shot-2013-10-29-8.32.46-pm.png

    On ML before, I barely reach to 8gb unless I got Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign open.
    10-29-2013 08:40 AM
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