Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)

Available To: Faculty, Staff, Students

Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) is the tenth major release of Mac OS X, and was released in October 2013.


System Requirements

 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)
  • Xserve (Early 2009) 
  • 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


Data Backup

Computer Backup Information - Saving Important Data



NAU Secure Wireless (NAU)
NAU Guest Wireless (NAU-Guest)



VPN setup instructions. 


Video Trainings

Mac OS X Mavericks Essential Training Video (


Related Services

Available to studentsAvailable to facultyAvailable to staff

Northern Arizona University strives to support and maintain different operating systems for both Mac's and PCs alike.