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10-05-2013, 12:49 AM #1
Apple Releases OS X 10.9 Mavericks Golden Master to its Developers
Just shortly after Apple announced a new OS X Mavericks build was available to AppleSeed members, the Cupertino California company released a Golden Master version of the next-gen operating system to developers. Two weeks after the last Mavericks Developer Preview was pushed out, Apple made the OS X 10.9 GM available to developers. This seems to be the final version that will ultimately be released to the public when Apple launches the OS in the coming weeks.
Alongside the OS X GM, Apple also released the Golden Master of Xcode 5.0.1, which will likely debut alongside Mavericks. Apple is rumored to be planning a release for OS X 10.9 Mavericks sometime in October, though an official date hasnít been announced. When the new OS X finally releases to Macs around the world, it will bring support for iBooks, new Finder Tabs, integrated Apple Maps, the power-saving App Nap function, and Compressed Memory along with other new features.
10-05-2013, 03:17 AM #2
I'm enjoying this version more than Lion or Mountain Lion, easily. Eager to see how that iCloud keychain is implemented, whenever they green-light it. Although not something I find quite as practical on my laptops/desktops, iBooks and Maps look great - particularly on the Retina screens. I'm sure they're going to be hard at work, tweaking some of the UI to more closely line up with their iOS overhaul - not sure I'd care for that. I enjoy the subtle aluminum motif they go with currently.
The one issue I'm having isn't really a Mavericks thing - although it has seemingly gotten worse and worse since I've been using the Dev. Previews - it's iTunes itself. I think it's iTunes 11 that's the problem. Constant hanging. Can't add artwork or it freezes, requiring a Forced Quit. Features located nonsensically. A shame iTunes has become such a bloated and user-unfriendly mess that it has. And this is on a Mac... I don't even want to imagine it on Windows.Reminding you all that YOU'RE ≠ YOUR
10-05-2013, 09:07 AM #3
Now I just need Mavericks PostFactor to get it running on my MacPro 1,1 with a 32bit EFI.
10-07-2013, 01:11 AM #4
I haven't upgraded the ipad or iPhone yet-waiting on the jailbreak. However, when it happens, I'm looking forward to being able to add notes and highlights to .pdf files in iBooks, then open the synced file-book, study guide, whatever-on the MacBook. Oh yeah!