OS X Yosemite available publicly starting today for free (Updated: Now Live)

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Kelly Hodgkins
October 16th, 2014
In this article: Mac, OS X, OS X Yosemite, Yosemite
OS X Yosemite available publicly starting today for free (Updated: Now Live)
OS X Yosemite
​After unveiling OS X Yosemite earlier this year at WWDC, Apple today announced that its next generation desktop operating system would be available publicly starting today, October 16. Similar to past releases, Yosemite will be bundled on all new Macs and will be available for free to existing Mac owners.

The latest version of OS X includes several notable improvements including a redesigned interface that mimic the styling of iOS. Apple also improved OS X's notification center and made Spotlight search more powerful by pulling information from third party sources. Yosemite also ties in closely with iOS 8, allowing iOS device owners to call and text from their Mac, instantly serve as a Mac hotspot and edit documents seamlessly on both platform using Handoff.

OS X Yosemite will be available to download for free from the Mac App Store later today.

Update: OS X Yosemite is now live in the Mac App Store.
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