what is next upgrade for OS X 10.9.5?
- Asked by Anne M from Thomasville
- Asked about: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
1 Answer from the Community
If you are running OS 10.9, you can go directly to OS 10.11 (El Capitan).
Open up the App Store app and download and install El Capitan.
Personal note: Whenever I do a major system upgrade, I make a clone of my OS partition and upgrade one of the partitions. Or, I make a new blank partition and install a "clean" OS on that. (BTW: during a clean install, the installer will ask at some point whether you want to import OS settings, apps and data from another partition on your Mac. Your choice: clean install, or bring over the apps and OS settings and data you are using now.)
Why do I make a clone? Reason 1: to have a back up in case the install is interrupted by a power failure. Reason 2: Some apps or drivers may not work with the new OS. I can always go back and start up from the old OS partition if I need to use those apps or drivers.
- Answered by Ewald W from Vancouver