Running 10.9...don't see much difference

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by blasto2236, Jun 10, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2012
    Other than Candybar losing some of my skinned icons... I don't see anything different about 10.9. Just finished the install. No Maps, no iBooks. Calendar looks different. That's about it. Definitely wasn't worth the wait.

    Edit - nevermind, I see Maps now.
  2. macrumors 603

    Sep 19, 2003
    You're a brave soul installing beta 1 on your main install. Let us know if anything does not work (though I will certainly wait for a few more betas at least.)
  3. macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    I'm running it and there is quite a bit different... Finder tabs is a huge difference all by itself. Also, there is Maps.
    So far it seems to be running very well. I'm on a mid-2009 13" MBP. I haven't run into anything wonky yet.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Aug 11, 2008
    Huh, Safari is a bagillion times faster (than Safari or Chrome)
    Maps is bad ass. Calendar integration with traffic is nice.
    Finder Tabs are also nice.
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2012
    This post was probably a bit premature. I see a few changes. Mostly I'm just trying to get Candybar to change all of the icons back to stock, which it seems to not want to do. And it's no longer supported. So good luck if you had been using Candybar icons.

    Tabs in Finder is a welcome addition. It's a shame that it's so late, as I haven't had any notifications I could try the QR feature on yet :)

    I'm not worried about running a beta on all of my machines at once. I can always reinstall ML if things went completely haywire, ditto for iOS 6.1.4. Regular Time Machine and iCloud backups keep me from being too worried about much of anything.
  6. benwiggy, Jun 11, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2013

    macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Hate to be a party pooper, but aren't you breaching the NDA by discussing features of the beta here?

    OR did you get a torrented version already?
  7. macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2013
    The only reason I'd like to try the beta is to see if the UI lag persists on the rMBP.

    What is the OP running it on?
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    Mr. Retrofire

    Mar 2, 2010
    No, because Apple does the same:
  9. macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
    Never understood why people expect all their 3rd party crap to work with the first beta release of an OS.

    Why not just keep 10.9 clean and run it through its paces first?
  10. macrumors 603

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    I'm seeing better performance, and a few cool little bugs (at least I hope they're bugs)
  11. macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    Bugs? Details please.
  12. macrumors 603

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    -Spotlight has had an off and on relationship with the "Apps using Significant Power" spot. At first, it was because it was indexing again. Then it stopped, and even a restart quickly had it using a larger amount of power
    -Shutdown is slower than in Mountain Lion for me. This might not be a bug, but I hope it is.
    -When I put in "WebKit" into my Spotlight (which the nightly doesn't work yet folks, but that's expected), I get multiple versions of it that do nothing. Seriously, they open up to saying that the application isn't there. Kind of afraid to delete any of them, though, on the off chance that one of them is powering the main Safari.

    Small things, not enough to make me want to go back. It looks nice, responds nice, and is overall better than Mountain Lion already. Also, Maps is a bit slow to open... but that's just nitpicking.
  13. macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2009
    Uh oh. I was hoping for faster shutdowns and boot ups.
  14. macrumors 603

    Michael Goff

    Jul 5, 2012
    Oh, boot up is slightly faster.

    Shutdown, though? Ugh.
  15. macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
    Shutdown has been terrible for me so far.
  16. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2012
    Weird. Shutdown is the same for me, but booting up takes about 2x as long as it did in ML.


    I did "keep it clean", the Candybar icon replacements carried over from ML.

    Honestly, with Candybar no longer being supported (even on previous OS versions), I'd imagine I'd have had the same problem if I tried to replace them in ML. It's just not compatible with today's OS X anymore.
  17. macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2012
    It's not even a beta. It's a developer preview build (per-beta).
  18. macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2007
    That is a beta in all recent Apple speak… Let's not kid ourself on that.
  19. macrumors 6502

    Jul 8, 2012
    No it's not, all OS X betas are called "Betas" not developer previews.

    It seems that since OS X resources were pulled of to work on iOS 7, Mavericks is behind schedule and not into beta phase yet.
  20. macrumors 6502

    Jun 12, 2005
    No, actually the poster was right, Apple 'Developer Previews' of OSs are the equivalent of beta releases, internal testing only for 'alpha' and true 'beta' releases, then what is let out to developers is more or less done. See Mountain Lion and previous releases - no 'beta' release just 4 (IIRC) developer previews then I think the GM. Actually was a pretty smooth process just needing fresh install for the public release.
  21. macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2003
    Brisbane, Australia
    That's OK. The feeling is mutual.
  22. macrumors 6502

    Nov 7, 2007
    Aachen, Germany
    If that were true, both Lion and Mountain Lion have never been in Beta.

    Apples Developer Previews are their Betas. It's just that.
  23. macrumors 68030

    Mar 30, 2004
    Mavericks (10.9):Mountain Lion (10.8) = Snow Leopard (10.6):Leopard (10.5)

    To power users, Snow Leopard represents the pinnacle of stability and performance. Mavericks aims to give those folks reasons to upgrade, with significantly improved memory management (DP1 had some memory management bugs, but DP2 has been very solid to me so far), longer battery life, and improved performance throughout.

    To that end, while number of "visible" improvements are not significant, there are few improvements that even casual users may appreciate:
    • iCloud Keychain (synchronize login password and credit cards between iOS and OS X)
    • New apps: Maps (included), iBooks (to arrive in Mac App Store)
    • Multiple displays: Menu bar and full screen apps on multiple displays
    • Finder: Tabs, tags
    • Less skeuomorphism in Calendar, Contacts, login screen
    • Activity Monitor: Energy report
  24. macrumors 6502

    Jun 6, 2007
    Prove it sir.
  25. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 23, 2009

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