New Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks available now, as a free update for Snow Leopard onwards. Plus: What will Mavericks mean to me and should I upgrade?
Apple's new operating system, Mavericks is available right now, and is a free upgrade for all versions of Mac OS X going back to 2009 - that's Snow Leopard and later. Watch us as we discuss the Mac and Mavericks announcements that Apple made at its 22 October event.
How much will OS X Mavericks cost?
Mountain Lion cost £13.99, and we'd expected OS X Mavericks to cost the same. However, Apple has made the new operating system completely free!
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What is Mac OS X Mavericks?
Mavericks is the tenth major release of OS X. For those new to the Mac, OS X is Apple's operating system, the X is read as "ten". The first version of OS X launched in March 2001. It is Unix based and is designed to run exclusively on Macs. The core of Mac OS X came from NeXT, the company run by Steve Jobs after he left Apple. It was Apple's decision to purchase NeXT in 1996 that ensured Jobs' return to the company he founded in the 1970s.
Apple previewed the new Mac OS X at WWDC in June and developers have been assessing the beta version of the software ever since.