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Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

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Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade
5.29GB download

Free as an upgrade to 10.8.5 in my case


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-mavericks/id675248567?mt=12&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
I'm now downloading 5.29GB !
MacUpdate: Mac OS X Hot Picks 22/10/2013 19:50
Apple OS X Mavericks is the latest release of the world's most advanced desktop operating system. Now free.
What's new:
iBooks. Read the books you've purchased for your iOS devices on your Mac.
Maps. Experience Apple's powerful mapping technology, now on your desktop.
Calendar. Enjoy a streamlined new look and new features, including the new event inspector.
Safari. Browse the web with speed and innovative new features.
iCloud Keychain. Keep your passwords saved, encrypted, and entered -- automatically.
Multiple Displays. Take full advantage of every display connected to your Mac.
Notifications. Get things done without leaving the app you're in.
Finder Tabs. Declutter your desktop by consolidating multiple Finder windows into one.
Tags. Intuitively organize your files to make them easier to find later.
OS X Server. Innovations that will help the people who use your network as well as the people who manage it.
Version 10.9:
Note: OS X Mavericks may not be presently available in your App Store; Apple is rolling out its release.
One of the following Macs:
iMac (Mid-2007 or later)
MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 200Cool, (13-inch, Early 2009 or later)
MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later), (17- inch, 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)


30 minute download at 19mb/s for me.
Now, copying the 5.31GB Install OS X Mavericks.dmg, then backup all including new .dmg and copy to Time Machines (Two), then ....
Install.  Fingers Crossed
Actually, I'll wait until tomorrow before installing, I'll read what experience others (USA) have with installation.
Lots of screen grabs, annotated, don't worry, I'll not post them !!

The Official Apple OSX Mavericks Website
http://www.apple.com/osx/
Click on the UK Store if you dare !!
(Select UK via the link at the bottom RHS of the webpage)
New iPad Air from 1st November.

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Re: Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

I installed Mavericks this morning, installation took an hour, in two parts.
No problems at all.
Still getting to know it, but it looks very good so far.
Well worth the cost of the Upgrade !!
The Desktop image is a lot brighter than it was with 10.8.5, getting used to it.
All my Applications opened so far, Commercial ( MS Office, Toast etc) and others, no conflicts.
I now just need to download ( again FREE) iLife including...iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband the Maverick Versions.
Downloading 3GB !
Just need to change my sig image....
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Re: Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

Quote from: NorthEasterner
Its got rid of iMovie and iPhoto  Angry
I have to pay for them  Angry Angry
Apple is going downhill because of this!!
Not happy


Click on Apple Logo top LHS screen
Open App Store
Search for iLife
Download Apps, for free
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Re: Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

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Re: Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

Not for me it isn't Sad I have mac mini. 
I installed it on my iPhone 5 for 2.99 GBP (some reason my pound logo is giving me a hash # shift + 3) and quite complicated to use.
See screenshot
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Re: Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

it's only free if you've bought a new iOS device or Mac. Obviously updates are free if you've purchased it before.

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Re: Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

But I had iMovie on OSX Mountain Lion!!
I am very angry with apple and I Demand to get these apps back for free.  These apps were with my computer and carried on when I upgraded to mountain lion from OSX Lion
This is probably why it was free.
the saying 'if it is too good to be true, than it probably is'
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Re: Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

They upgraded for me without any issue at all, without further cost.
Assume iMovie is still installed on your machine from Mountain Lion?

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Re: Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

Previous OSX versions of some apps don't work with Mavericks, it may be a hardware problem, have you checked compatibility ?
Perhaps when you downloaded Mavericks, it should have flagged that it should not have installed on your configuration ?
I have tried to use the Mountain Lion version of Mail, it will not load under Mavericks.
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Re: Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

Can't really offer any advice on OSX I'm afraid, but NorthEastener - that pound sign issue sounds like a keyboard layout thing? Your upgrade has probably changed the locale (and hence the keyboard layout) to US from UK, not sure why, but whenever I have that issue I need to change the layout back to UK.
Hope that helps.
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I wiped my mountain lion system as it was full to download mavericks
I am hoping to try and restore mountain lion on my mac mini
Advice on this would be great so basically I just want to downgrade  Undecided
Also on my Macbook 2010 (white unibody) it still has the iMovie, iPhoto (all iLife apps) even though I upgraded macbook to mavericks as well.
This is strange!! could it be due to the fact I restored my mac mini to factory, but hence when I got it from Apple store and set it up it had all the iLife (iMovie, iPhoto, garageband etc...)  with it except pages etc...
Really need to sort this out, as I am going to create a movie about my Dubai holiday trip and wife wants it sorted  Sad
Not happy with Apple!!  Angry
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Re: Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

What process did you use to 'reset to factory' on the Mac mini?
That's RPM to you!!
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Re: Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

If I a correct the process where you turn off mac and hold alt + R and do the disk utility or something like that
can't remember exactly
heres what i did http://www.apple.com/osx/recovery/
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Re: Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

that's your problem, if you didn't reinstall iLife from your original disk with the machine you wouldn't be eligible for the free upgrade

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Re: Apple OSX 10.9 Mavericks now available..... and it's a FREE Upgrade

But how is it different from out of the boxHuh
thats where I don't understand, I thought it should automatically install the iLife like when I first got Mac Mini,  this is not good!!!
I am not paying £25 at the max for both programs
p.s £ pound sign working now, was in US mode
Well Apple is going to to some explaining about this
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