“Big cats are out. Big waves are in,” Lauren Goode writes for AllThingsD. “I’m referring, of course, to Mavericks OS X, the new operating system for Mac computers. It’s Apple’s 10th OS X operating system and it’s the first one in many years without a large-feline moniker, named instead after famously formidable surfing waves off the coast of California.”
“Since the OS is a free upgrade, this column is not about whether the upgrade is ‘worth it,'” Goode writes. “Instead, I’ve focused on a handful of key features that consumers can expect with Mavericks.”
Goode writes, “To start, Apple says that Mavericks will only run on machines from 2009 and later, though it might work on some computers from as far back as 2007. You’ll also need at least two gigabytes of RAM, and two hours of your time to complete the Mavericks install process. In my experience, the installation on my 2012, 13-inch MacBook Pro took closer to two and a half hours.”
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