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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Yay
by Ultimatebadass on Thu 24th Oct 2013 09:03 UTC
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2006-01-08

Good:
- opengl 4.1
- finally, setting color calibration per-monitor works correctly
- per-screen menu bar
- still works like a charm on my hackintosh, although couple of the driver kexts (like for some additional marvel sata controllers and USB3) popup a warning (at installation only) for "unknown developer" or something

Sad:
- i miss the "linen" texture background, gray is boring ;)

Don't care:
- finder file manager, although they added tabs it still sucks balls. Good thing there are tools like Pathfinder available.

Edited 2013-10-24 09:05 UTC

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