OS X Mavericks Officially Released to the Public
Following Apple’s announcement
on Tuesday that OS X Mavericks would become available for all Mac users running OS X Snow Leopard or later, Apple has delivered the goods. OS X Mavericks is available right now in the Mac App Store as a free upgrade.
Whether you’re on OS X Snow Leopard, OS X Lion, or OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Mavericks can be installed on your machine without the need to upgrade to earlier versions of OS X first. It's also a free upgrade for those that haven't paid for earlier upgrades of OS X.
Apple touts over 200 new features in OS X Mavericks. Some notable new features are improved notifications with quick reply, Safari notifications, compressed memory, Finder tabs, file tags, better multi-display support, App Nap, a new Safari, iBooks, Maps, and much more. The new operating system also increases performance, while increasing battery life.
The installation will restart your computer, so you should save all progress prior to installing. The file size comes in at over 5GB, so sit back and watch a movie while you're downloading the update!
To find the update, open the Mac App Store and go to the Updates tab, or go to the Menu and choose "Software Update."