The day that Mac users have been waiting for has finally arrived. Earlier this year at WWDC 2014 Apple showed off one of the biggest updates that it has ever developed for its desktop software. OS X 10.10 Yosemite was then soon rolled out in beta form to developers. Back then Apple said that the public release would take place later this fall. There’s great news today. As of now OS X Yosemite is available for download through the Mac App Store, for free.

The biggest change that you’ll immediately notice in Yosemite is the user interface. It has been built from the ground up. There are tons of new features as well, including but not limited to widgets in the Notification Center and a “supercharged” Spotlight which now pulls information from countless online sources.

Safari in OS X Yosemite brings better performance than ever before, while reducing energy consumption, which is something that MacBook users would certainly appreciate. With Continuity its possible to pick up right where you left off on your iPhone or iPad, Mac will take you straight to the native app that was open on your tablet or smartphone. Its even capable of making speakerphone calls so you can actually dial through the Mac even if your iPhone is lying in the other room.

Some lucky Mac users have already been able to get their hands on the software. This year Apple opened up a public beta program as well through which it allowed non-developers to get a taste of Yosemite before it was publicly released.

You need none of that now. Head on over to the Mac App Store and download OS X Yosemite for free. Check this list to see if your Mac is compatible with this new software.

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