“On October 22, Apple released OS X Mavericks as a free download,” Gene Steinberg writes for The Tech Night Owl. “In the previous months, I’ve suggested that such a thing might happen, although Apple went even further by making iWork and iLife more or less free too. I mean ‘more or less’ because you have to buy a new Mac, or be using a previous version of either, to get the new gratis upgrades.”

“While my OS X upgrade experience was flawless, and Mavericks is near-perfect when it comes to stability, there are some rocky edges,” Steinberg writes, “and I’ll only cover a few.”

Steinberg writes, “I am quite satisfied with Mavericks overall. There does appear to be a bit more snap in the way the system functions, and overall system load is lower when different apps are doing their thing.”

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