The lights are on
Apple has just announced that the new version of its operating system, Mavericks, will be free starting today. Users will be able to download an upgrade app from the App Store on Mac computers.
Regardless of which version of the operating system you're currently running, the Mavericks upgrade will be a single step. The availability of Mavericks was announced alongside new Mac Books shipping today.
Our TakeThe new innovations in Mavericks, like link sharing, improved calendar, and memory compression that allows 4GB of RAM to be used as 6GB, seem like they will improve the performance of even legacy hardware. Whether that would be enough to move users off the dime or not is a matter of individual preference.
However, now when users have problems, Apple can suggest that they upgrade the operating system for free. This will make it easier for support techs and "geniuses" to troubleshoot hardware, since most recent devices will have access to Mavericks.
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I'll upgrade since it's free. Although my MacBook Pro is only used with the Adobe Creative Cloud and nothing else.
Wow, Apple did something for free?!
Jk. Not a fan of apple, but it's always nice when consumers get thrown a bone.
I'm still runnin' yeti, but color me intrigued.
You should add that you need to have lion or leapord
Nice upgrading right now
No it's not a game, jeez, really. But it's obvious this article is getting hits and comments. See below. Yes macs run games, maybe not the latest and greatest and yes the so called "hardcore" gamers are trolling like usual. If you know anything about about anything, some of these features should help speed up your mac, even older ones, like myself who has a 5+ imac and never not once had an issue, and besides a hard drive and ram upgrade it's all original and has and still works great. Pc's are for the the gearheads who want to tinker with everything, don't lie you still spend as much on a windows machine as a mac and STILL have to pay for OS upgrades every yr., and crappy OS upgrade to boot. Just saying, I like FREE.
If it's as disgusting and terrible as ios 7 is, I will not be getting it.
Helps me for video editing.