OS X Mavericks 10.9

Perhaps somewhat overshadowed at the recent Apple launch event, Mavericks, the new OS for Mac was announced to the delight of Apple heads worldwide. But what’s so good about the new Mac operating system? Find out more below.

 

Apple Mavericks OS Cost

The new software system by Apple offers some useful new features for Mac users. For a start, the expected charge for upgrading is no more. Instead of the £19.00 usually expected for the annual OS X Update, this new software is actually available for free. And Apple wasn’t tight-fisted; on the contrary.

 

Upgrading

You can upgrade to OS X Mavericks 10.9 from Snow Leopard (10.6.8), Lion (10.7) or Mountain Lion (10.8). But don’t worry if you have got an old version, you can get it too, it just takes a bit more time. For example if you’re running Leopard, first you’ll have to upgrade to OS X Snow Leopard and then to OS X Mavericks. If you’re already an iPhone or iPad user, you will feel familiar with Mavericks because iOS and OS X have plenty of similarities. For example some apps like Safari, Mail, Contacts, Calendar and more.

 

Uptake

Until yesterday morning, only 11 percent of Mac users had upgraded to Mavericks OS X. We think this sounds a bit curious because it’s got a shed load of new features, like for example Apple Maps which you can see in 3D and can send to your other iOS devices. Or how about the “App Nap”, which reduces your energy consumption by closing applications you’re not using?

 

So, it’s fast, energy-efficient and for free, but has it been slow on uptake?

 

The answer is simple: in some cases, where people wanted to upgrade to Mavericks, users have reported the appearance of warnings stating that the hard disc is damaged and needs to be repaired. In other cases Mavericks never complete its final installation steps and decided to give up.

 

As with any major software update, there are bound to be teething issues and we’re sure that Mavericks will be a sure fire hit.

 

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