Apple has made a preview beta available for Mac users who want to try out the latest and greatest OS X version; OS X Yosemite. I’ve tried it, like it, and I’m certain that once the rough edges are smoothed out, you’ll like it, too. There’s just a couple of issues to worry about.
OS X Yosemite on your Mac means you need to have an external disk drive, or a separate partition available on your Mac.
Why? OS X Yosemite is not quite ready for prime time, doesn’t work with every Mac app, and doesn’t really add the cool functions until iOS 8 for iPhone and iPad ship later this year.
How can you get Yosemite on your Mac?
This is where I’m a bit embarrassed. In this case, it’s the free OS X Yosemite Desktop wallpaper that you can run on OS X Mavericks or Macs with older versions of OS X.
This Yosemite is Desktop wallpaper, not the new version of OS X, which, by the way, comes with a default Desktop wallpaper image of, you guessed it already? Yosemite.
Here’s what Yosemite looks like on Yosemite.
This Yosemite Desktop image comes from Apple and measures 5,418 by 3,048 pixels so it will fit on nearly any Mac display.
It’s the officially sanctioned image from Apple and it’s free.