OS X Mavericks

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OS X v10.9 Mavericks
Part of the OS X family
Osx-mavericks-logo.png
OS X Mavericks Desktop.png
The default OS X Mavericks Desktop
Developer
Apple Inc.
WebsiteOfficial website
Releases
Initial releaseOctober 22, 2013 [info]
Latest stable
release
10.9.1 (Build 13B42) (December 16, 2013 (2013-12-16)) [info]
Latest preview
release
10.9.2 (Build 13C48) (January 31, 2014; 1 day ago (2014-01-31)[1])[citation needed]
Source modelClosed source (with open source components)
LicenseAPSL, BSD, GPL, and Apple EULA and NDA
Kernel typeHybrid
Update methodMac App Store
Platform supportx86-64
Preceded byOS X v10.8 Mountain Lion
Support status
Supported
 
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OS X v10.9 Mavericks
Part of the OS X family
Osx-mavericks-logo.png
OS X Mavericks Desktop.png
The default OS X Mavericks Desktop
Developer
Apple Inc.
WebsiteOfficial website
Releases
Initial releaseOctober 22, 2013 [info]
Latest stable
release
10.9.1 (Build 13B42) (December 16, 2013 (2013-12-16)) [info]
Latest preview
release
10.9.2 (Build 13C48) (January 31, 2014; 1 day ago (2014-01-31)[1])[citation needed]
Source modelClosed source (with open source components)
LicenseAPSL, BSD, GPL, and Apple EULA and NDA
Kernel typeHybrid
Update methodMac App Store
Platform supportx86-64
Preceded byOS X v10.8 Mountain Lion
Support status
Supported

OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) is the tenth major release of OS X, Apple Inc.'s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers. OS X Mavericks was announced on June 10, 2013, at WWDC 2013, and was released on October 22, 2013, as a free update through the Mac App Store.[2][3]

The update places emphasis on battery life, Finder enhancements, other enhancements for power users, and continued iCloud integration, as well as bringing more of Apple's iOS apps to the OS X platform. Mavericks marks the beginning of a change in the naming scheme of OS X, departing from the use of big cats and moving to names based on places in California.[2] Following the new naming scheme, the current version of the operating system is named Mavericks, after the surfing location in California.[2][4]

History[edit]

OS X Mavericks was announced by Apple during the company's 2013 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote, held on June 10, 2013. iOS 7, a revised MacBook Air, the sixth generation AirPort Extreme, the fifth generation AirPort Time Capsule, and a completely redesigned Mac Pro were also announced during the keynote. During a keynote on October 22, 2013, Apple announced that the official release of 10.9 on the Mac App Store would be available immediately, and that unlike previous versions of OS X (which however, have had progressively decreasing prices since 10.6), 10.9 would be available at no charge to all users running Snow Leopard (10.6) or later.[5]

On October 22, 2013, Apple offered free upgrades for life on its operating system and business software.[6]

System requirements[edit]

OS X Mavericks is compatible with all Macs that are capable of running OS X Mountain Lion; as with Mountain Lion, 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of available storage, and OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or later are required.

The full list of compatible models:

New and changed features[edit]

The following is a list of features that differ from previous releases of OS X:

Reception[edit]

Reception for OS X Mavericks has generally been positive. Mac users welcome the fact that updating to OS X Mavericks is free of charge, and users who purchase the new Macs with pre-loaded versions of OS X Mavericks are able to get Apple's iWork productivity suite for free as well.

One complaint is that Apple removed the "local sync" services which forces users to get iCloud to sync iOS devices with the desktop OS.[25][26]

Issues specific to OS X Mavericks[edit]

During the first few weeks after OS X Mavericks was introduced, a substantial number of Western Digital external hard drive users complained about data losses (and corruption) when they upgraded to OS X Mavericks, especially when the hard drives were used in conjunction with Western Digital's proprietary disk management software. This forced Western Digital to take down a few of its apps such as WD Drive Manager, WD Raid Manager and WD SmartWare and issue statements urging its users to delay upgrading to OS X Mavericks and to stop using the Western Digital software for the time being.[29] An upgrade for WD Smartware introduced on 25 November 2013 has supposedly resolved the issue.[30]

Releases[edit]

Release NumberBuildDateNoteInstall Type
10.913A476uJune 10, 2013

Developer Preview 1

Full
10.913A497dJune 24, 2013

Developer Preview 2

Incremental
10.913A510dJuly 8, 2013

Developer Preview 3[31]

Incremental
10.913A524dJuly 22, 2013

Developer Preview 4[32]

Full
10.913A538gAugust 7, 2013

Developer Preview 5[33]

Incremental
10.913A558August 21, 2013

Developer Preview 6[34]

Incremental
10.913A569September 3, 2013

Developer Preview 7[35]

Incremental
10.913A584September 16, 2013

Developer Preview 8[36]

Incremental
10.913A598October 3, 2013

Golden Master[37]

Full
10.913A603October 20, 2013

Golden Master 2[38]
Public Release

Full
10.9.113B27November 15, 2013Beta[39]Full
10.9.113B35November 21, 2013Beta[40]Full
10.9.113B40December 3, 2013Beta[41]Full
10.9.113B42December 16, 2013Public ReleaseFull
10.9.213C32December 19, 2013Beta[42]Full
10.9.213C39January 16, 2014Beta[43]Full
10.9.213C44January 23, 2014Beta[44]Full
10.9.213C48January 31, 2014Beta[45]Full

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ "Apple Releases Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks With More Than 200 New Features" (Press release). Apple Inc. June 10, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013. 
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  6. ^ "Apple unveils iPad Air, new Macs for holidays". Reuters. October 22, 2013. Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
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  25. ^ a b "iTunes 11 for Mac: Sync contacts, calendars, and other info with iPod, iPhone, or iPad". Apple, Inc. September 23, 2013. Retrieved October 23, 2013. 
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  28. ^ "Why Mavericks' movies may not preview properly". MacWorld. October 28, 2013. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
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  30. ^ Hoffman, Ilene. "Western Digital SmartWare software update addresses data loss bug". Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
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  35. ^ "Apple releases OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 7". 
  36. ^ "Apple releases OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 8". 
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  41. ^ "Apple Seeds OS X 10.9.1 Build 13B40 to Developers". 
  42. ^ "Apple seeds first OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta, brings FaceTime Audio to Macs". 
  43. ^ "Apple seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 beta build 13C39 to developers". 
  44. ^ "Apple seeds OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 build 13C44 to developers". 
  45. ^ "Apple seeds fourth OS X 10.9.2 beta to developers". 

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