OS X Mavericks is Apple's next desktop operating system

By Julio Franco
Jun 10, 2013
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  1. Raoul Duke

    Raoul Duke TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 301   +81

    Very happy win Windows on the desktop, but someone gave me a mid-2009 MacBook Pro 15". It runs Lion and with the ability to use gestures on the trackpad/mousepad or what ever it is called is so superior in ease of use to a windows laptop I am totally impressed. With a better resolution display it would rock. But unfortunately what Apple charges for something like the Retina laptop and poor ability to fix stuff at home makes me shy away.
  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 937   +81

    With Apple designing the operating system and the hardware, I hope they make an impressive product. They wouldn't have anyone to blame for a failure.

    I wonder what the price will be on this system, and if you have to buy the previous OS point releases to catch up?
  3. OSX Mavericks takes what both mac and windows have had for like ever and massively improves it. I get so frustrated in windows when I try to scroll through desktops.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,409   +281

    That may have happened, but I'm not sold on your reasoning, and Apple does do checksums/verifying disk images.

    Perhaps right now a top end MBP is their best, but they didn't ever really intend for it to be that way, new Mac Pro will set things back to how they have always been.

    What do you mean barely anything installed? I have not had any issues installing any OS X program I wanted in my years of owning: PowerMac G3 B&W, PowerMac G4 Digital Audio, Powerbook G4 HiRes, 2007 Mac Mini, 2009 Mac Mini, and Mid 2009 13" MBP. Now if you are referring to trying to install stuff that isn't designed to run on that OS, then fine, but that isn't really an argument..

    If you had a GF4 or any GF card during the XP-XPSP2 era you almost certainly ran into the nv4disp.dll BSOD.

    I have ran Windows machines as my main PC since I got 'my' first computer (that wasn't a family one) which was back in 98. I didn't buy any Macs until after I had a decent paying job. I bought the Powerbook as my first laptop, and after that the G3 and G4 PowerMacs were hobbies. So I'm certainly not a Mac exclusive user.
  5. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,350   +821

    Face it, there's only about 36 species of cats in the world. Animal with such names as, "Palla's Cat", (Otocolobus Manul), the "fishing cat", (Prionailurus viverrinu), The "flat headed cat", (Prionailurus planiceps), are not likely to fire aggression, and the desire of posession in the hearts, minds, and imaginations of prospective buyers.
    Well, you'd be absolutely no fun working the return counter, now would you?
    Not only that, but they'll usually pick up the bar tab as well.


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