Posts with tag os x mavericks

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In 24 hours, OS X Mavericks adoption is at nearly 10%

OSXMavericksAdoption24hoursFree, as it turns out, is a big motivator. According to GoSquared’s OS X Mavericks live usage tracking tool, OS X Mavericks adoption is closing in at 10 percent (9.3 percent, to be exact) adoption in just barely over 24 hours. That’s a huge number – at this point following the release of OS X Mountain Lion, Mountain Lion had only hit just under 2 percent adoption. That’s over 4 times as many people using Apple’s latest and greatest in the same span of time.

Of course, there are some pretty big differences between the release and deploying of OS X Mavericks and OS X Mountain Lion – namely, Mountain Lion cost $29 while Mavericks is available to all eligible OS X users, free of charge. That’s every Mac user in the world with a Mac manufactured in around 2009 or later, including Apple’s line of iMac, Mac mini, and Mac Pro desktops as well as MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air users.

Source: GoSquared


Apple releases OS X Mavericks, totally free


Apple has today released their next generation version of OS X, dubbed OS X 10.9 “Mavericks”, on the Mac App Store. Breaking from convention a little bit, Apple has officially announced that OS X Mavericks is an absolutely free update to OS X, whether your Mac runs OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, OS X 10.7 Lion, or OS X 10.8 Snow Leopard – a ¬†harsh reality check for Microsoft, who still charges up to hundreds of dollars to get the latest version of their Windows operating systems.

Though OS X Mavericks has yet to make an appearance on the Mac App Store, it’ll likely be available in just a couple of hours, tops. OS X Mavericks brings several new key features and security enhancements, including improved multi-monitor support, tagged files, Finder tabs, Safari 7.0, Notification improvements, and more.