Apple on Tuesday released OS X Mavericks, the next iteration of “the world’s most advanced desktop operating system.” With this new operating system, Apple has made upgrading easier than ever.!
Once you've decided to install Mavericks, hop on over to the Mac App Store and search “OS X Mavericks.” Choose the appropriate icon, and you’ll be presented with the Mavericks page. Apple touts Mavericks with the slogan, “Power to the desktop.”
Click Free Upgrade to begin the installation. Note that Mavericks come in at over ﬁve gigabytes so expect a wait - even on the fastest internet providers. Once you've ﬁnished installing, locate the ﬁle (if you’re running Lion or Mountain Lion, you’ll ﬁnd the download in Launchpad).
Double click it and Mavericks will begin the installation. If you have an SSD, expect a faster install than those who have a traditional hard drive. Nevertheless, this too may take some time.
Follow all the steps in the installation. Before you know it, Mavericks will be installed! You can explore new features such as iBooks, Maps, Safari 7, Finder Tabs, iCloud Keychain, Multiple Displays, and more.
The overall feel to Mavericks is quite nice, although I've encountered a few bugs along the way. Nevertheless, this is typical of a new software, even for one that’s been in beta testing for a few months.
Mavericks also has some incredible new wallpapers, so be sure to try them out in System Preferences!!
Overall, I feel that Mavericks is an excellent upgrade and I’m quite pleased with it. Apple could ﬁx a few bugs here and there, but when they do, the “world’s most advanced desktop operating system” will be better than ever