OS X Mavericks

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OS X v10.9 Mavericks
Part of the OS X family
Apple Inc.
Website Official website
Initial release October 22, 2013 [info]
Stable release 10.9.5 (February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25))[source?]
Source model Closed source (with open source components)
License APSL, BSD, GPL v2, and Apple EULA and NDA
Kernel type Hybrid
Update method Mac App Store
Platform support x86-64
Preceded by OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion
Succeeded by OS X v10.10 Yosemite
Support status

OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" is an operating system made by Apple Inc. for its Macintosh line of computers. It is a version of OS X, and carries the release number 10.9. It was released on October 22, 2013.[1] According to Apple, "Mavericks" contains over 200 changes and improvements since OS X Mountain Lion.[2]

Notable New Features[change | change source]

  • iBooks - allows you to buy and read books on your Mac.
  • Maps - browse and search places using Apple's Maps service.
  • iCloud Keychain - stores your passwords and credit cards in iCloud and fills them in for you when needed on any of your Apple products. "Keychain" can also suggest passwords for you to use when creating new online accounts.
  • Multiple Displays - makes your Mac easier to use if you have more than one computer screen.
  • App Nap - stops apps that aren't being used from slowing down your computer.

Updated features[change | change source]

  • Calendar - looks more modern and works well with Maps.
  • Safari - updated the "Top Sites" screen and shows you links people have shared with you on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
  • Notification Center - now allows you to send messages from Notification Center without opening Messages, and also shows you notifications you may have missed on your lock screen.
  • Finder - lets you open tabs in Finder, and tag files with keywords so you can search your files more easily.

References[change | change source]

  1. https://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/10/os-x-mavericks-comes-out-today-and-its-free/
  2. "Apple Releases Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks With More Than 200 New Features".