When Apple introduced the latest version of OS X back in June, it did so with little bombast. Mavericks, as it's called, is no iOS 7 in terms of radical overhauls, but it is full of subtle however powerful behind-the-scenes changes. And the best part about it? It's free, and it's available right now.
The Gold Master version of OS X Mavericks is now available for developers. That means that OS X Mavericks has reached the final build and is ready to go to customers. What we see in this build will be exactly what everyone sees when they upgrade to Mavericks.
Mavericks is the first OS X release since Snow Leopard that doesn't constantly make you stop, consider a new feature that has just made your life worse in some incomprensible way, and then hope very hard that this is a bug, because it cannot possibly be an intended feature, because the world is, at a rest, a basically…
A centralized Notification Center was a great addition to OS X. The problem? Based on their original design, they caused more problems than they solve. In OS X Mavericks, Apple's fixing the notifications so that you can deal with the notification right from a dialog rather than needing to fire up a whole application…
Apple's OS X 10.9 Mavericks looks nice and shiny and new, in all the ways that new operating systems usually do. But it's got one big fix for what had been the single stupidest thing in all of OS X for the past two years. That's multiple displays.
OS X Mavericks has bunches of improvements under the hood that Apple says will improve your MacBook's CPU performance by up to 72 percent. More power and better battery life, designed for users on that go.