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Apple Mac OS X Mavericks for Mac

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OS X 10.9 Mavericks -- the latest update to Apple's desktop OS -- noticeably improves the overall experience on for both new and older Macs.


Free: Mac OS updates are typically a paid upgrade, but Apple has finally embraced the free distribution model, including a bunch of new app updates to boot.

Tabs and Tags: As users are now naturally used to browsing and managing the Web with tabbed interfaces, one is left to wonder why first-party developers never incorporated this into the native OS sooner. You can now browse your directories with similar Safari-like prowess. Mavericks also brings the ability to add tags to each file. Users can now label each file with a tag and color for quick indexed search.

Notifications: You can now create responses directly from notifications. Supported services include Facebook, Twitter, FaceTime, e-mail, instant message, calendar events, and reminders.

Power: Mavericks revamps the way your Macbook allocates its system resources to save power and keep your apps running smoothly by drastically reducing processor consumption for inactive windows.


Left Behind: Some apps like Messages, Reminders, and Game Center still look the same: dated or just plain ugly.

Closed: With all the notification updates, it also leaves you wanting more from other third-party apps.

Final Verdict:

In a semi-surprising but understandable move, Apple has released a major update that noticeably improves the overall experience of the OS X line for both new and older machines -- for free. Laptop users will especially appreciate the re-engineered power management system that makes more efficient use of the core processor -- increasing battery time. There are many seemingly small additions and changes that make bottom-line improvements to your overall computing, including a quick way to respond directly from notifications. The best management practices of the Web have now trickled down and integrated themselves into Mavericks, like tabbed browsers and tags. Included with a pack of updated apps, Mavericks 10.9 is a milestone for Mac users, both in value and new features.

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1 stars

"frustrated by change / removal of standard functions"

November 29, 2015  |  By frshtrx

2015-11-29 12:58:22  |  By frshtrx

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5


includes some features original in linux, multiple desktops, thanks for not removing


trading in "save as" FOR duplicate or export?! this is garbage to have to work around to save a document where I want it.


whoever makes these decisions needs to be evaluated or forced to use design standards based on use data, not how ever the bad decision to remove "save as" was made.

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2 stars

"Nothing Special"

January 23, 2015  |  By Alex 356

2015-01-23 05:24:26  |  By Alex 356

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5


Easy to intall, free download


Dark colors, finder is gone, system lag


I dowloaded this from the apple store, and at first I was interested, and it was
free. After using it for some time, I discovered that it was a mistake! The thing
I hate the most is the system lag- applications take forever to start, and I don,t like
the new colors. If there was any way to go back to snow leopard, I would!

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1 stars

"Upsetting the Apple Cart"

November 17, 2014  |  By sbstrum

2014-11-17 11:28:47  |  By sbstrum

 |  Version: Apple Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9.5


More money for software developers


I moved over from the PC world in 2004, and it was the best thing I ever did to enhance my efficiency and enjoyment when using the computer (science-related work).

I was delighted with the OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) although I could think of some really helpful improvements, but Apple is not listening much, if at all.

I upgraded to Lion, then Mt. Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite on my MacBook Air (MBA) which I mostly use when on the road but it is a good test unit while leaving my main iMac (i7 with 16GB RAM) untainted. I really believe Apple is blowing it badly with upgrades averaging once a year. This causes major stress to users WHEN it does not equate with improved efficiency, ease, enjoyment and security.

Reading these reviews confirms what I have found. Just losing the Finder sidebar of "Today, Yesterday, Past Week" is a major loss. Spending time to find work arounds is absurd. Apple, listen to your customers.


We are at a time in our life where simplicity is being replaced with pseudo-improvements. When it works make sure you check out your new "tweaks" before upsetting the APPLEcart. You have succeeded in taking a former Windows user to a devout Apple customer e.g., 2 MacBook Pros, 2 MBA's, 2 iMacs, an iPad, 2 iPhones, Time Capsule, equates with a huge expenditure. Apple, don't bite the hand that feeds you.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 10.9.5
  • Improves the reliability of VPN connections that use USB smart cards for authentication
  • Improves the reliability of accessing files located on an SMB server
  • Includes Safari 7.0.6
Publisher Apple
Publisher web site
Release Date September 18, 2014
Date Added September 18, 2014
Version 10.9.5
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Operating Systems & Updates
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac/OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 262.77MB
File Name OSXUpd10.9.5.dmg
Total Downloads 365,566
Downloads Last Week 58
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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