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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I thought of that, but shutting down Spotlight's indexer doesn't help. Shouldn't be enough on this clean install to cause the indexer to lag anyway, and if something like that can jerk the system to a halt in 2013 there really is a severe i/o concurrency problem.

Did you do a clean install or an upgrade?

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