OS X 10.10 Yosemite

OS X 10.10 Yosemite is an operating system that was designed and developed by Apple from 2014 to 2015 alongside Apple’s personal computers. The system has been released on October 16, 2014, and was available for Free from Mac App Store, or was preinstalled on currently sold computers. This software gets the last update (10.10.5) on August 13, 2015, and later has been replaced by a newer version OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

Following the California landmark-based naming scheme introduced with OS X Mavericks, Yosemite is named after the national park. Yosemite introduced a major revision to the operating system’s user interface, designed with inspiration from iOS 7, while still maintaining the OS X desktop metaphor.

The interface incorporates a flatter visual appearance with blurred translucency effects. Other notable design changes include new icons, light, and dark color schemes, and the replacement of Lucida Grande with Helvetica Neue as the default system font. The dock is now a 2D translucent rectangle instead of a skeuomorphic glass shelf, reminiscent of the dock design used in early versions of OS X Tiger.

Many of Yosemite’s new features focus on the theme of continuity, increasing its integration with other Apple services and platforms such as iOS and iCloud. The Handoff functionality allows the operating system to integrate with iOS 8 devices over Bluetooth LE and Wi-Fi; users can place and answer phone calls to and from an iPhone using their Mac as a speakerphone, send and receive text messages, activate personal hotspots, or load items being worked on in a mobile app (such as Mail drafts or Numbers spreadsheets) directly into their desktop equivalent.

Today OS X 10.10 Yosemite is 7 years old!

OS X 10.10 Yosemite
Source: apple.com – OS X 10.10 Yosemite

OS X 10.10 Yosemite General Information

ReleasedOctober 16, 2014
Original PriceFree from Mac App store
System RequirementsiMac Mid 2007 or newer
MacBook Late 2008 Aluminum or newer
MacBook Early 2009 or newer
MacBook Pro Mid 2007 or newer
MacBook Air Late 2008 or newer
Mac mini Early 2009 or newer
Mac Pro Early 2008 or newer
Xserve Early 2009
2 GB of memory
8 GB of available disk space
Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
DistributionMac App Store

Versions

VersionsBuildRelease Date
OS X 10.1014A389October 16, 2014
OS X 10.10.114B25November 17, 2014
OS X 10.10.214C109January 27, 2015
OS X 10.10.314D131April 8, 2015
OS X 10.10.414E46June 30, 2015
OS X 10.10.514F27August 13, 2015

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