Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 22nd Oct 2013 18:41 UTC
Mac OS X

Apple has released OS X 10.9 Mavericks - for free - so it's that time again: John Siracusa's excellent OS X review.

According to Apple, Mavericks has a dual focus. Its first and most important goal is to extend battery life and improve responsiveness. Secondarily, Mavericks aims to add functionality that will appeal to "power users" (Apple's words), a group that may be feeling neglected after enduring two releases of OS X playing iOS dress-up.

Is that enough for Mavericks to live up to its major-release version number and to kick off the next phase of OS X's life? Let's find out.

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by andrewclunn on Tue 22nd Oct 2013 20:11 UTC
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Wow. Time to update my old Mac mini (well if it's supported). I have been wondering (with the recent upswing in the rate of improvements and usability of open source operating systems) how Microsoft and Apple were going to compete on the software front with powerful free alternatives. Going free for the OS is certainly a good first start.

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