“Year after year, Apple proves that it knows exactly what’s needed in an operating system upgrade. Just like the last few upgrades of Apple’s desktop-and-laptop operating system, OS X Mavericks (free) smoothly slots in a few hundred new features, but doesn’t force you to forget what you already knew about OS X or send you on wild-goose chases for features that you used to rely on,” Edward Mendelson writes for PC Magazine.
“At first glance, OS X 10.9 Mavericks looks like OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, with the addition of a Maps app and an iBooks app that iPhone and iPad users have had for years,” Mendelson writes. “But as you start using it, you discover features that suddenly became much easier to use—for example, when a new-message notification slides into the upper right of the screen, you can click on a Reply button and answer directly from the notification, without switching back to the Messages app.”
Mendelson writes, “Once again, Mavericks shows that Apple got it right when it chose to create separate operating systems for computers on one hand and for phones and tablets on the other. OS X is the smoothest, most reliable, most convenient, and most manageable consumer-level operating system on the planet, and you’ll need a very good reason to choose anything else.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: The use of “consumer-level” is a blatant and quite pitiful defense mechanism.
It’s doesn’t get any more professional than UNIX, Windows necromancers.
You can bet that PC Magazine is hating their publication’s naming choice today.
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