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OS X Lion Arrives Tomorrow- Here’s How To Upgrade

For those of you who have been patiently waiting for OS X Lion, wait no more, the operating system will be arrive tomorrow for Mac users nationwide. But before you go crazy and install the software, there are a few precautionary measures you should take to protect your data.

First thing you want to check is to see if your Mac model was made in the middle of 2006. This is because PowerPC and single core Intel processors were fueling the macs until this time period, and OS X Lion won’t run on either.

You’ll also need to make sure that you have at least 2GB of RAM and 4GB of HDD before you go ahead with the install.

Geekbeat offers some great extra tips for those of you who want a step-by-step breakdown of what to do. To summarize, they recommend that you repair your disk, update your OS to Snow Leopard, and make sure you have at least 10GB of HDD space (although Lion only needs 4GB, there are a number of temporary files that are created).

Finally, you’re going to want to disable FileVault as it will interfere with Lion’s new security function, back up your data, and visit OSXdaily to see if your apps will be compatible with the new software.

If you decide to go through with the upgrade, visit us at facebook.com/techmento or send us a tweet @techmento and let us know how it is.

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