“The 10th version of OS X, Mavericks, felt like an afterthought in the midst of Apple’s radical overhaul of its mobile operating system,” David Pierce reports for The Verge. “In this case, rather than completely overhaul the look and feel of the entire platform, Apple has instead picked its spots, removing and adding features in particular places while all the while tuning for performance and efficiency throughout.”

“I’ve been testing a very early version of Mavericks (it’s due out this fall) on a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, and I appreciate what Apple’s done here: it’s systematically fixing what was broken, without tampering with the parts it got right,” Pierce reports. “The changes here have less to do with how you do things than what you use to do them: Apple’s hoping to obviate some of the App Store’s best offerings, instead giving you better versions of its core apps and a few new ones besides.”

Pierce reports, “It’s still early, but it seems like Mavericks is going to be a must-have update for Mac users of all shapes and sizes, whether you want the new features or just a big performance boost.”

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