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Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:58 pm
by PJS
Title says it all, or nearly all: it's free.

ps

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:12 am
by FredInChina
What's the catch?
Any downside to upgrading from Lion to Mavericks?

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:22 am
by AmberV
There isn't much of a catch if you are upgrading from Lion. Of course the typical "Dot Zero" operating system rule of thumb applies: don't do it unless you are prepared for the worst. If you have a good back up, then go for it. The battery savings, if that matters, may mean you can leave the power adapter home. Beyond that there is little reason though. This update is free for a reason in my opinion.

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:42 am
by FredInChina
Noted, thanks AmberV :)

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:57 pm
by druid
I will report briefly on my installation experience.
Upgrading from Mountain Lion to Mavericks.
On a 2008-era iMac with 4 gb of RAM installed.
On a fast (15 mbs) broadband system.
Download time from Apple Store: over 60 minutes
Installation time: also over 60 minutes
Optimizing system: another 60 minutes or more
So that's over 3 hours, and at the moment
I see few of the "new features" that I will actually use.
Maps and iBooks? I will stick to Google and Kindle.
Tagging of files? I like my own filing system.
Tabbing of Finder? long available in Chrome.
Notifications? I find them annoying.
Safari update: I use the faster, more versatile Chrome
iCloud keychain: 1Password and Chrome handle this
Calendar: it was OK, what about that miserable ***** Contacts??
Increasingly, my baseline is Chrome.
The only reason I stick with Apple is Scrivener.
And I'm hoping that one day we'll have a browser version.
Free of platform, synching, and updating woes.

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:21 pm
by robertdguthrie
druid wrote:I will report briefly on my installation experience.
Upgrading from Mountain Lion to Mavericks.

Tabbing of Finder? long available in Chrome.

You browse your local files system with a web browser?

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:28 pm
by Jaysen
Yes. Looks like a ftp server listing. Been available in all browsers since ... when did lynx show up? Lets just call it forever.

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:11 pm
by robertdguthrie
I'm not at all surprised that you can browse your filesystem with a browser, but I am surprised that one would want to do so. :shock: Just doesn't seem like the ideal tool for the job. Then again, the Finder hasn't been all that ideal (without enhancements like TotalFinder at least).

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:34 am
by druid
Tabbing of Finder...
I didn't express myself well.
I meant that the Chrome interface is always tabbed
Including when I browse files on Google Drive

In the Finder, I've tried every kind of 3rd party assist
from the late lamented On Location,
in which you could browse and view file contents
to Yep, Leap, etc

Certainly a tabbed Finder is better than multiple windows
And it's only taken 10-12 years to produce the improvement.

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:52 am
by AmberV
I still use one window = one folder, like the way Mac was meant to be used. :)

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:27 am
by ptram
I find tabbed windows in the Finder useful for the way I work. Usually, I work on a main project, but need several references to other/previous projects. Having these latter in the same window will help me clean up the overly cluttered workspace.

I guess I will end up with just a few windows: Technical writing, Creative writing, University, Music composition, Movie making. Much cleaner.

Paolo

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:12 pm
by vic-k
AmberV wrote:I still use one window = one folder, like the way Mac was meant to be used. :)

Hey! So do I. How good is that? Dead good init? :D

Vic 1w=1f-k :wink:

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:15 pm
by Briar Kit
Been using Mavericks on an old 2008 iMac since its release. Noticeably faster, especially Safari, and much better memory management. iWork and iLife updated FOC. Very pleased.

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:43 pm
by robertdguthrie
I may step up my plans to upgrade, seeing that the battery life is dramatically improved by it. That was the most important factor to me when I got my 13" Air after pining for the 11" model. Anything that gets me closer to the theoretical "all-day" usage without needing to plug in is a priority for me.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/10/os-x-10-9/

Re: Mavericks available on MAS

Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:33 pm
by Sin
Finally we left the kingdom of cats and drifted into the kingdom of Tom Cruise characters.