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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2011 Mac Mini updated last night, no issues to report, bar the fact it took a reboot before the updates reported on start-up actually installed (one being the Thunderbolt firmware update.) It still had Lion on it (because, although I do have Mountain Lion, it didn't seem like it was worth the hassle of the update.) The multiple monitor support and full screen app not killing the second screen sold it for me 100%. The performance seems a lot, lot better. All in all, very happy.

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