“Apple has released to developers the golden master of Mavericks (OS X 10.9)–the final non-public version, and most likely the build that will become the official 10.9.0,” Dan Frakes reports for IDG News. “That means that the official public release of Mavericks isn’t far off.”
“We’re still waiting on a specific date for that release–at WWDC earlier this year, Apple said only ‘this fall’ — but for those aiming to upgrade as soon as the new OS drops, the golden master means that now is the time to start getting your Mac ready for Mavericks,” Frakes reports. “As with Mountain Lion (OS X 10.8) last year, and Lion (OS X 10.7) before that, Apple is advertising Mavericks as a major upgrade that’s nevertheless simple to install. But as with every big upgrade to OS X, there are a few things you can do before upgrading to ensure that your Mac is ready to go.”
Frakes reports, “Apple hasn’t officially released the system requirements for Mavericks, but from what we’ve seen so far, the new OS supports any Mac that works with Mountain Lion and is already running OS X 10.6.8 or later.”
Information about how to get your Mac ready for Mavericks is here.
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