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OS X Mavericks Pocket Guide by Jeff Carlson

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2. Set Up Mavericks

Mavericks is available only as a download from the Mac App Store. This approach is convenient—you can upgrade in the middle of the night in your pajamas—but is also quite a change from the past, when you could insert a DVD and update from there.

Most of the information in this chapter is focused on upgrading from Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard (which are required for Mavericks). If instead you’ve bought a new Mac with Mavericks already installed, skip ahead to “Migrate Your Information” to learn how to get data from another Mac or from a Windows PC, and then to “Manage User Accounts” to learn important tips for working with your virtual identity within Mavericks. I also cover setting up a Boot Camp partition for running ...

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