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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support for X years?
by project_2501 on Tue 22nd Oct 2013 21:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Free?"
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The previous comment stated that OSX isn't good for enterprise, and that Microsoft promises support for X years.

This is old style "enterprise IT" thinking.

Enterprises should be architecting such that the OS on the device has zero or minimal dependency on anything else - apps, service, whatever.

Starting with the mentality that apps, services, operating systems .. must all be entangled in a great morass of dependencies and locking is not clever. Yet still common in "enterprise IT".

Effective efficient enterprises allow a range of devices, with diverse operating systems (minimally managed) to access application and services (eg authentication, printing) ... with no assumption of brand or version.

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