OS X Licensing

Before you upgrade:

ITS recommends that you put in a ticket to have your system upgraded.

This is to ensure that all user software is compatible and a backup of your data is available.

Open a ticket here: https://ucsc.service-now.com/ess/

OS X Mavericks (10.9)

The current version of OS X is: OS X Mavericks (version 10.9)

(Before updating to Mavericks, please review this information page.)

Macs must be licensed for 10.6 before upgrading to 10.9.

To install Mavericks, you need one of these Macs:

  • iMac (Mid-2007 or later)
  • MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
  • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later),
  • MacBook Pro (15-inch or 17-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or later)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)

Your Mac also needs:

  • OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard v10.6.8 already installed
  • 2 GB or more of memory
  • 8 GB or more of available space

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)

(Before updating to Mountain Lion, please review this information page.)

Macs must be licensed for 10.6 or 10.7 before upgrading to 10.8.

OS X Mountain Lion System Requirements:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

 

Mac OSX Lion (10.7)

If your computer is running Snow Leopard (10.6) but cannot upgrade to Mountian Lion (10.8) you can buy a OSX Lion (10.7) license direct from Apple.

To order a license for OSX 10.7 please have a ProCard ready, and go to this web site:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/D6106Z/A/os-x-lion

Cost is $19.99 per license

Please copy 10.7 receipt to the IT Request ticket when requesting an upgrade from 10.6.

Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6)

To order a license for OSX 10.6 please have a ProCard ready, and go to this web site:

http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC573/mac-os-x-106-snow-leopard

Cost is $19.99 per license.

Please copy 10.6 receipt to the IT Request ticket when requesting an upgrade from 10.5.

Please contact ITS Software with questions.