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Apple announced the latest version of its Mac operating system called OS X 10.9 Mavericks back in June. If you're a Mac user that's been counting the days until you can get your hands on Mavericks, some good news has surfaced today.
Apple has released OS X 10.9 Mavericks Golden Master to developers. The Golden Master version of the software is the final version of the operating system that will be installed on all new Macs and will be available for existing customers to download.

Finder Tabs

It is likely that Apple will launch OS X 10.9 later this month, possibly to coincide with the launch of new iPads and the new Mac Pro. Mavericks will bring several new features including support for iBooks, Finder Tabs, integrated Apple Maps, and a new power saving feature called App Nap.

At the same time the Mavericks Golden Master was released to developers, Apple also offered up Xcode 5.0.1 Golden Master as well. Xcode is a developer toolset for Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad development. It is expected to launch to consumers alongside Mavericks.

Source: AppleInsider

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RE: Mavericks
By EnzoFX on 10/4/2013 12:38:54 PM , Rating: 1
This old joke of a concept. The only Windows SP to offer anything really new was what? SP2 for XP? The XP era was the exception, not the rule. OS X updates offer way more tangible features than any Windows SP ever did. The difference is arguable, but it's clearly there. The discussion leads nowhere because what should be painfully obvious is that Apple can afford to practically give their OS' away, their money is made in the hardware. MS cannot. You can think of it a a further pro is buying into the Mac ecosystem, but it's a tangible benefit. You can think of it as a small part of the more expensive hardware in some cases.

I'd argue there's a feeling a value for this reason alone. The new OS updates at any given time feel like a steal for said reasons.

RE: Mavericks
By compuser2010 on 10/4/2013 3:55:58 PM , Rating: 2
Service Pack 1 for Windows Vista was also significant. It brought UEFI, exFAT and GPT to the masses - as well as noticeable improvements in speed. With SP1, Vista became a tolerable, if not acceptable, successor to XP.

"Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town." -- Charlie Miller

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