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Apple released OS X Mavericks yesterday, alongside new Macbook Pros and the new iPad line-up. In under 24 hours, OS X Mavericks is said to have an adoption rate of 7%, which means a whole lot of Mac users are upgrading their devices to the latest software. According to a live tracker from analytics firm GoSquared, OS X Mavericks hit a 7% adoption rate in under 24 hours as opposed to the 3% adoption rate of OS X Mountain Lion in under 48 hours
OS X Mavericks—the next version of Apple’s operating system—focuses on technologies, features, and apps. And it’s available today for free.
Before you even think about September 18 and iOS 7, you might want to check out the software update on your Mac, as Apple has just released OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5. Recommended for all OS X Mountain Lion users, v10.8.5 brings in several fixes for Mail, Xsan and AFP file transfers, as well as overall improvement on stability, compatibility and security.
Apple has issued the third developer beta for Mountain Lion. OS X v10.8.3 beta build (with 12D32 build number) was seeded to all registered developers on the Mac Dev Center. General consensus amongst the Dev community is that the beta build doesn’t bring any new features to the Mac.
NetMarketShare’s desktop Operating System Market Share metrics for October 2012 show another basicly sideways month in terms of market share, with Windows dropping infinitesimally, the Mac stayng exactly the same as in September at 7.16%, and Linux edging up ever so slightly.
NetMarketShare’s Operating System and Browser Market Share metrics for September 2012 show no major changes in desktop category share standings, but the iOS and Safari suffered significant setbacks in the past month.
And just like that, OS X Mountain Lion has become Apple’s most successful OS X release in all of Apple’s history. Apple just reported that OS X Mountain Lion has been download three million times in just four days since it was released on July 25. Apple’s ninth major release of its desktop OS is available from the Mac App Store for only $19.99 as an upgrade from Lion or Snow Leopard.
Following the update to the OS X Mountain Lion Dev preview yesterday, Apple made changes to pack in even more functionality. Apple has added a “Do Not Disturb” feature to OS X v10.8, which will give mac users the ability to hide any alerts and banners to avoide suffering distractions by the constant notifications.
Apple has released the third developer preview for the next generation of the OS X, dubbed Mountain Lion. The final version is still expected to be released to the public sometime this summer. Seeded to registered members of the Mac Developer Program, Build 12A178q brings a number of tweaks and changes without adding any earth-shattering features.
Apple has seeded to all the developers registered for the Mac OS Dev program their third beta software for OS X v10.7.4. This newest version of Lion, dubbed Build 11E46, contains “no known issues,” and Apple has asked developers to focus specifically on the Mac App Store, graphics, iCal, Mail, QuickTime, screen sharing and Time Machine.
With OS X Mountain Lion, the name of Apple’s desktop OS won’t be prefixed “Mac” for the first time since 1984. I’m not cheerful about it, being of the school of thought that perceives this radical paradigm-shift with alarm. The way things are going, it’s hard to be optimistic, at least if you’re someone like me who has always bridled at the frequent excesses of gatekeeping zeal that plague many aspects of life in the postmodern world, and for whom the term “gatekeeper” has unsavoury, heavy-handed connotations.
Another occasion to thank myself for not being an early adopter. Last week, along with the OS X 10.7.3 update (which itself has proved to be bug-plagued), Apple released Security Update 2012-001 for those of us who are Lion skeptics and continue to use OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. I actually downloaded the Security Update more »