Why OS X Mavericks is better?
The world’s most advanced desktop Operating System. Free!
It is the best Graphical User Interface (GUI) OS.
It gives a substantial free update to their operating systems.
Short History of Mac OS
On January 24, 1984, Apple Computer Inc. (now Apple Inc.)
introduced the Macintosh personal computer, with the Macintosh
128K model, which came bundled with what was later renamed to
Mac OS, but then known simply as the System Software. The
Macintosh is generally credited with popularizing the graphical user
interface. Mac OS has been pre-installed on almost every
Macintosh computer sold. The operating system was also sold
separately in retail stores. The original Macintosh system software
was partially based on the Lisa OS, previously released by Apple for
the Lisa computer in 1983 and, as part of an agreement allowing
Xerox to buy shares in Apple at a favorable price. It also used
concepts from the Xerox PARC Xerox Alto, which Steve Jobs and
several other Macintosh team.
Latest Mac Operating System’s Kernel type is Hybrid (XNU)
Mach is an operating system kernel developed at Carnegie Mellon
University to support operating system research, primarily
distributed and parallel computation. Although Mach is often
mentioned as one of the earliest examples of a microkernel, not all
versions of Mach are microkernels. Mach's derivatives are the basis
of the modern operating system kernels in Mac OS X (which is not a
microkernel) and GNU Hurd (which is a microkernel).
A Short Overview of Hybrid kernel
A hybrid kernel is a kernel architecture based on combining
aspects of microkernel and monolithic kernel architectures
used in computer operating systems. The traditional kernel
categories are monolithic kernels and microkernels (with
nanokernels and exokernels seen as more extreme versions of
First Versions of Mac OS
Early versions of Mac OS were compatible only with Motorola
68000-family Macintoshes which is released On January 24, 1984.
It’s memory was 128kB.
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What is OS X ?
The Mac operating system is designed to be easy to use and engineered to
take full advantage of the technologies built into every computer we make. So
everything works just the way you expect it to. OS X also comes with powerful
apps for browsing the web, sending messages, setting reminders, and so
much more. And the apps work great with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, too.
Most Popular Mac OS Version
Mac OS X Snow Leopard
August 28, 2009
Mac OS X Snow Leopard
Mac OS X Snow Leopard is the seventh major release of Mac OS
X, Apple's desktop and server OS for Macintosh computers.
Snow Leopard was publicly unveiled on June 8, 2009 at the Apple
Worldwide Developers Conference. On August 28, 2009, it was
released worldwide, and was made available for purchase from
Apple's website and its retail stores at the price of US $29 for a
single-user license. As a result of the low price, initial sales of Snow
Leopard were significantly higher than that of its predecessors. The
release of Snow Leopard came nearly two years after the
introduction of Mac OS X Leopard, the second longest time span
between successive Mac OS X releases (the time span between
Tiger and Leopard was the longest).
Latest Version of Mac OS
Mac OS X Mavericks
October 20, 2009
Mac OS X : System Requirements
To install Mavericks, you need one of these Macs:
iMac (Mid-2007 or later)
MacBook (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later),
MacBook Pro (15-inch or 17-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later)
MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
Mac mini (Early 2009 or later)
Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
Xserve (Early 2009)
Your Mac also needs:
OS X Mountain Lion, or Snow Leopard v10.6.8 already installed
2 GB or more of memory
8 GB or more of available space
The world's most
We want all Mac users to experience the latest features, the most
advanced technologies, and the strongest security. And now they
can. Because the newest version of OS X is free. It’s a simple
download from the Mac App Store, so it couldn’t be easier to get.
OS X Mavericks is another major leap forward for the Mac — and
for everyone who uses it.
What’s New in Mac OS X
With OS X Mavericks, the Mac experience gets even better. It brings
new apps to your desktop. Adds features you’ll love to use. And
introduces technologies that help your Mac perform even better —
while using even less power.
With OS X Mavericks, a new chapter in the iBooks story begins.
Now you can launch the iBooks app on your Mac and the books
you’ve already downloaded on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch will
automatically appear in your library.
Now you’ve got the whole world on your desktop. And at your
fingertips like never before. You can look up directions on your Mac
and send them right to your iPhone for voice navigation on way.
Calendar has a fresh new look and powerful new features that
make managing your time even easier. A new event inspector
makes it simpler to create and edit events by suggesting addresses
and points of interest.
Safari in OS X Mavericks introduces a great way to see what’s new
and interesting on the web. Shared Links in the new Sidebar shows
links posted by people you follow on Twitter and LinkedIn, so you
can keep up with the latest and quickly retweet what you like.
Remembering your passwords can be a real pain. But now iCloud
Keychain remembers them for you.2 It stores your website user
names and passwords on the Mac and iOS devices you’ve
approved, protects them with robust 256-bit AES encryption.
OS X Mavericks takes full advantage of every display connected to
your Mac, giving you even more flexibility to work the way you
want. There’s no longer a primary or secondary display — now
each has its own menu bar, and the Dock is available on whichever
screen you’re working on.
Notifications let you see what’s up — and now they let you get
things done, all without leaving the app you’re in. With OS X
Mavericks, you can interact with your notifications, so you can
quickly reply to a message or reply to or delete an email.
Finder Tabs help you declutter your desktop by consolidating
multiple Finder windows into one. For example, you could keep a
tab for All My Files, one for Homework, and one for AirDrop, all in a
single Finder window. Each tab can have its own view — icon, list,
column, or Cover Flow.
Tags are a powerful new way to organize and find your files, even
documents stored in iCloud. Simply tag the files you want to
organize together with a keyword, like “Important.” Then when you
want to find those files, just click Important in the Finder sidebar or
enter it in the search field.
Mail is the simplest, most powerful way to manage email on your
Mac. It’s incredibly easy to set up and works with many popular
email services like Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, and Microsoft Exchange.
Have multiple email accounts? No problem. Add your accounts to
Mail and you’ll be able to access all your email from one place.
Messages on the Mac is more than instant messaging. It comes
with iMessage, so you can send unlimited messages to anyone on a
Mac or an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can even start a
conversation on your Mac and pick it up on your iOS devices.
Contacts is a flexible and convenient place to store information for
everyone you know. It’s easy to import names, numbers, addresses,
and photos from other applications. And it works with Facebook
and LinkedIn, too. Contacts automatically includes your friend’s
profile photos and information and keeps them up to date.
Time Machine works with your Mac and an external hard drive or
AirPort Time Capsule (sold separately). Connect the drive and
designate it as your Time Machine drive, then start enjoying some
peace of mind. Time Machine automatically backs up your entire
files, applications, accounts, preferences, music, photos, movies, an
FaceTime for Mac makes it possible to talk, smile, and laugh with
anyone on an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, or another Mac.5 So you
can catch up, hang out, and stay in touch with just a click. Simply
find the person you want in Contacts and start a FaceTime call.
iPhoto gives you everything you need to do everything you want
with your photos. Keep them organized and easy to find in lots of
different ways. Use powerful yet simple editing tools to perfect
each shot. Send your photos via Mail and Messages.
iCloud lets all these powerful apps work and play together across
your devices. So if you just created a document in Pages on your
iMac, it shows up the same in Pages on your iPhone. When you
finish making a movie on your iPad, you can watch it on your
With OS X Mavericks, your Mac is now even smarter. Energy-saving
technologies help you get more out of your battery. And
performance-boosting technology brings you more speed and
responsiveness. It’s power wielded wisely.
OS X comes with apps for sending email and messages, getting
directions, browsing the web, managing your schedule, setting
reminders, making video calls, and backing up your Mac
automatically. It even comes with an app for finding new apps.
With OS X, your Mac is more than full-featured, it’s fully loaded.
Just like shopping the App Store on iPad and iPhone, the Mac App
Store offers endless possibilities to browse and purchase apps on
your Mac. New apps install in one step right to Launchpad. And
now the Mac App Store can automatically update your apps for
you, so you always have the latest versions.
OS X Mavericks adds new features and capabilities to everything
from the apps you use every day to the technologies that power
your Mac. All of which make Mavericks our most advanced OS yet.
There is Server edition in
Mac Operating System
The new OS X Server brings even more power to your business,
home office, or school. It’s remarkably easy to install, set up, and
manage. And new features make it faster than ever to download
software across your network. Add OS X Server to OS X Mavericks
from the Mac App Store for just $19.99.