• • • OS X Mavericks (version 10.9) is the tenth of, 's and for computers. OS X Mavericks was announced on June 10, 2013, at, and was released on October 22, 2013 worldwide. The update emphasized battery life, improvements, other improvements for, and continued integration, as well as bringing more of Apple's apps to OS X. Mavericks, which was named after the in, was the first in the series of OS X releases named for places in Apple's home state; earlier releases used the names of. OS X Mavericks is notable for being the changeover point when OS X major releases became free upgrades from the.
Contents • • • • • • • • • History [ ] Apple announced OS X Mavericks on June 10, 2013, during the company's (WWDC) keynote (which also introduced, a revised, the sixth-generation, the fifth-generation, and a redesigned ). During a keynote on October 22, 2013, Apple announced that the official release of 10.9 on the Mac App Store would be available immediately, and that unlike previous versions of OS X, 10.9 would be available at no charge to all users running or later. On October 22, 2013, Apple offered free upgrades for life on its operating system and business software. System requirements [ ] OS X Mavericks can run on any Mac that can run; as with Mountain Lion, 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of available storage, and OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard) or later are required. Mavericks and later versions are all available for free. The full list of compatible models: • (Mid-2007 or later) • (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch Polycarbonate, Early 2009 or later) • (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch or 17-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later) • (Late 2008 or later) • (Early 2009 or later) • (Early 2008 or later) • (Early 2009) System features [ ] The menu bar and the are available on each display.
Additionally, AirPlay compatible displays such as the can be used as an external display. Has been updated to organize and switch between Desktop workspaces independently between multiple displays.
OS X Mavericks introduced App Nap, which sleeps apps that are not currently visible. Any app running on Mavericks can be eligible for this feature by default.
Compressed Memory is a system which automatically from inactive apps when approaching maximum capacity. Is a feature that enhances energy efficiency by reducing usage by up to 72 percent. This allows MacBooks to run for longer periods of time and desktop Macs to run cooler. Apple now supports Core Profile and 1.2. Version 2 (SMB2) is now the default protocol for sharing files instead of. This is to increase performance and cross-platform compatibility.
Some, such as the leather texture in Calendar, the legal pad theme of Notes, and the book-like appearance of Contacts, have been removed from the. Stores a user's usernames, passwords and Wi-Fi passwords to allow the user to fill this information into forms when needed. The system has native sharing integration. IPoTB (Internet Protocol over Thunderbolt Bridge) networking is supported in Mavericks. This feature allows the user to quickly transfer a large amount of data between two Macs. Allows the user to reply to notifications instantly, allows websites to send notifications, and, when the user wakes up a Mac that was in a sleep state, displays a summary of missed notifications before the machine is unlocked.
Some system alerts, such as low battery, removal of drives without ejecting, and a failed backup have been moved to. The 'traffic light' close, minimize, and maximize buttons have appeared somewhat brighter. App features [ ] gets enhancements such as, fullscreen support, and document. Pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-navigate-history gestures have been removed, although both are supported anywhere else. The new application allows the user to read books purchased through the iBooks Store. The app also allows the user to purchase new content from the iBooks Store, and a night mode to make it easier to read in dark environments.
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard: If you are running OS 10.9, you can go directly to OS 10.11 (El Capitan). Open up the App Store app and download and install El.
However, the user can pin or remove websites from the view. The sidebar now allows the user to view their bookmarks, reading list and shared links.
Safari can also auto-generate random passwords and remember them through iCloud Keychain. Removed functionality [ ] The API has been removed. USB syncing of calendar, contacts and other information to iOS devices has been removed, instead requiring the use of iCloud. 10 no longer supports many older video codecs and converts them to the ProRes format when opened.
Older video codecs cannot be viewed in Quick Look. Apple also removed the ability to sync mobile iCloud Notes if users upgraded their phone OS from iOS 9 to iOS 10, effectively forcing all Mavericks users to update or upgrade their computers. Reception [ ]. This section needs expansion. You can help. (April 2017) OS X Mavericks has received mixed reviews.
One complaint is that Apple removed the local sync services, which forces users to get iCloud to sync iOS devices with the desktop OS. However, this feature has since returned in the 10.9.3 and iTunes 11.2 updates.
Release history [ ] Version Build Date Notes Standalone download 10.9 13A603 (GM2) October 22, 2013 13.0 Original Mac App Store release N/A 10.9.1 13B42 December 16, 2013 10.9.2 13C64 February 25, 2014 Darwin 13.1 13C1021 April 22, 2014 10.9.3 13D65 May 15, 2014 Darwin 13.2 10.9.4 13E28 June 30, 2014 Darwin 13.3 10.9.5 13F34 September 17, 2014 Darwin 13.4 October 16, 2014 January 27, 20 March 9, 20 April 8, 20 June 30, 20 August 13, 20 October 21, 20 December 8, 20 January 19, 20 March 21, 20 May 16, 20 July 18, 2016 See also [ ] • • •. The Open Group. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
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OS X 10.9.5 Hardware Compatibility • • • Hardware Components This is a component level hardware compatibility list. We want to keep it as accurate as possible, but please, do not entirely rely on this list when buying hardware. Add which parts you have working in the categories listed below, or create a new category.