“In the last week’s episode of The Accidental Podcast, John Siracusa proposed the all-important question ‘will Mavericks be free?'” Thomas Brand writes for Egg Freckles.
“In the past, a copy of Mac OS X has cost as much as $129 beginning with 10.0 Cheetah, and as little as $19.99 beginning with 10.8 Mountain Lion,” Brand writes. “Only Mac OS X 10.1 Puma was a ‘free upgrade,’ and even then it came with a $19.95 shipping and handling fee. No, when people ask ‘will Mavericks be free,’ they are not basing their inquiry on the sale of any existing desktop operating system. But in comparison to the operating system they have in their pockets, iOS.”
Brand writes, “A free mavericks sounds temping towards encouraging adoption, but I suspect Apple won’t change the price of the next version of OS X.”
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[Attribution: MacStories. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]