quote: On a related note, Apple has announced that OS X 10.9, Mavericks, will be a free download for all Mac hardware that supports the operating system.
quote: Improved multiple display support: The menu bar and the Dock can be accessed on each display; Apple TV can be used as an external display.Mission Control has been updated to organize and switch between Desktop workspaces independently between multiple displays.Finder enhancements, including tabs, fullscreen support, and document tags.Added new iBooks application.Added new Maps application.Calendar enhancements.Safari browser enhancements.iCloud Keychain sync.Notification Center enhancements.Some skeuomorphisms, such as the leather texture in Calendar and the book-like appearance of Contacts, have been removed from the UI.Timer coalescing, which enhances energy efficiency by reducing CPU usage by up to 72 percent.App Nap, which sleeps apps that are not currently visible.Compressed Memory, which automatically compresses data from inactive apps when approaching maximum memory capacity.Server Message Block version 2 (SMB2) is now the default protocol for sharing files.LinkedIn sharing integration.OpenGL 4.1OpenCL 1.2
quote: When Apple first unveiled Mavericks, the latest version of its desktop operating system, we noted one key takeaway: The company is committed to OS X. Meaning, those of you waiting for an altogether new experience will have to keep holding your breath.That means, thankfully, that the company hasn't yet transformed OS X into a desktop counterpart to iOS, but it also means that after 15 years, this once-revolutionary operating system is starting to feel a bit stale.Taken on its own, Mavericks is a bit underwhelming -- something we've said about the last few iterations of OS X as well.As in years past, we're left wanting a little more -- a truly revolutionary upgrade that will feel as state-of-the art as OS X did, way back in 2001.
quote: OS X upgrade is free. Updated apps like Garageband, Pages, Keynote, Numbers and many more Apple suite products are now free. And many of the apps look and act exactly the same and are synched in the iCloud identically so that users can’t even tell if they are using a Mac app or a IOS app [or a browser on a PC] unless they look down and see what device their are using. All of these push Apple’s software prowess into the forefront and give them an even greater edge over Android and Windows 8.1 especially when it comes to tablets. Don’t underestimate how important the software announcements made today are to Apple’s over competitive position. This is a big deal for them and their competitors.