Noticeable differences

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by stuffradio, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. stuffradio macrumors 65816

    Mar 17, 2009
    What are some noticeable differences from 10.8? I have 10.8 on my 2011 Mac Mini. Do you think this OS is significantly better or better enough to upgrade?
  2. slide023, Oct 18, 2013
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2013

    slide023 macrumors member


    Better or Better

    IMHO, and I can only speak for myself, it's a step up. Sure a lot of people are not happy because there really wasn't much done aesthetically, however I think there was a lot done on the backend. Some might agree while others may not.

    But all in all it's a step in the right direction. Even I would've enjoyed more of a facelift as well, but I think that is going to perhaps come in the next major release. It's not perfect, then again nothing is.

    Some good news perhaps everyone has picked up on is an update coming soon after the public release.


  3. vanc macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2007
    I have a 2011 Mac Mini as well. It feels significantly smoother compared with Lion. Even though it froze some times. Not very often this couple of days.
  4. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    Battery life.
    Tabbed Finder
    Multiple Monitor Support
    IBooks, Maps
    iCloud Keychain
    Bug fixes
  5. stuffradio thread starter macrumors 65816

    Mar 17, 2009
    The tabbed finder might be good. It always opens up a new Finder window.
  6. josh.b macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2013
    I never really got into tags until three days ago. I absolutely love them. I don't even bother organising my files anymore, I just dump everything on an external with tags attached to them. I only browse using tag searches these last three days and It seems to be much more efficient. Loads of time saved and everything where I need it to be even if I have those files scattered in multiple different folders.
  7. MeUnix macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2013
    San Francisco
    I would say it is definitely a step up from Mountain Lion. Performance is much better, memory management is great, App Nap is a super awesome feature that really helps save overall battery life.

    Labels make it super easy to organize files, too. Maps is a pretty cool app, and along with the "Send to iPhone" feature it is really solid.

    Just my $0.02

    - Kyle
  8. stooovie macrumors 6502a

    Nov 21, 2010
    Also a lot of new bugs. Do yourself a favor and don't upgrade yet if you do anything heavier than internet/office stuff. Content creation tools (esp. Adobe) aren't ready for 10.9 yet and vice versa. Learned that the hard way.

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