Apple released Mac OS X 10.9 at their October Special Event from the Yerba Buena Center. This is Apple’s latest operating system update to their popular Mac line of products. Apple added many new features and bug fixes with this update. With so many features, one has to ask what stands out as the best? Here are our top 3 features of Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
Free: Yes, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks is free. Not just to Mountain Lion 10.8 users, but for every machine that can run it. This is a big change for Apple who used to sell their upgrades for $99 several years ago and one that Microsoft will not like. While Microsoft still charges for each upgrade, Apple is now giving it away. This should really help developers since they now only have to develop for Mavericks instead of all the other previous versions. Apple is putting an end to OS fragmentation on the Mac.
Better Multi-Monitor Support: Multiple monitors and full screen view never worked well together in Mountain Lion. With Mavericks, users can now have apps full screen on one monitor and still use the other. This makes multiple monitors far more useful on the Mac.
iBooks: iBooks has been lacking on the Mac for years. Apple finally added it to Mavericks. Now users can finally read their iBooks on the Mac instead of having to look for Amazon’s kindle. this should also help iBooks sales in the future.
There are many great new features in Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks. These are just three of them. Since it is free, there is no reason not to go out and upgrade today. What are your top three features of Mavericks? Let us know in the comments below.