OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica Review by John Siracusa

OS X 10.9 Mavericks: The Ars Technica Review

By John Siracusa

  • Release Date: 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Operating Systems
Score: 4.5
From 25 Ratings
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Ars Technica provides an in-depth look at OS X 10.9 Mavericks.

John Siracusa has been reviewing OS X for Ars Technica since 1999.  The tenth major release receives his usual, thorough treatment.  Learn what’s new in Mavericks: the features, the applications, and the technologies and philosophies that underpin them, all within the historical context of the Mac platform, with a special eye towards the ongoing influence of iOS.


  • Just the facts: skip the comments

    By Oldsears
    I was expecting less personal comments from the author and more facts describing what to find in 10.9. I can make my own judgement of whether or not a new feature is to be liked or not and certainly don’t need the author’s views. Just give me the facts is what I’m looking for. For example the use of the ‘+’ button in Safari and comments such as “I’m not sure the frequency with which people add bookmarks, … warrants such prominent, permanent placement for this button” . Don’t care what the auther thinks, just tell me how the feature works, ie. stick to the facts.