OS X Mavericks Review rather Micro Review highlighting only the significant points by a real user. All of the readers already has been overloaded with reviews – we will not make you to read pages after pages. Hardly a reader is either hesitating to buy RAM to upgrade or thinking to delay the purchase of a new Mac with Mavericks Pre-installed – these are the practical audience. Other part is who will actually waiting to upgrade. Apple insisted that installing Mavericks improves battery life in portable computer – this is very true. Let us go to the topic – OS X Mavericks Review in our way.
Understanding Our Way of OS X Mavericks Review
As we are real person rather I am not a copyrighter or may be I am the owner of few Macs, the way of OS X Mavericks Review should be different and not comparable to typical reviews written – you will not find the already shown features by Apple themselves :
Mavericks is able to compress the memory in real time – yes it can. We tested on high end Mac Pro with 16 GB RAM to relatively normally used a typical 15″ MacBook Pro (Mid 2012, Non-Retina) with 4 GB RAM. This OS X Mavericks Review is fully based on the later model, it is normal to have significant difference and we talked about it – Multi-Core Processor Based Computer vs. Multi-CPU Computer. We will suggest the newer MacBook users to un-check the option saying “Automatic graphics switching” (under System Preferences > Energy Saver) for optimal performance when you have the access to power outlet. It will make the MBP more responsive.
OS X Mavericks Review
First thing we noticed after the OS X Mavericks update, that OS X giving a System Notification the Mac is Optimizing the System. All of us clearly know that, Mac runs various automated scripts for optimizing the OS. Possibly this was the first time we saw this kind of notification via Notification Center. Also, logging into OS X Mavericks for the first time, you will get a notification telling you to check out Mavericks at this link :
We do not think there is any need to explain the officially explained features.
As we have upgraded, Color Profile normally should not get changed – but it was changed to default. So, many things are actually changed while the upgrade went. Definitely OS X Mavericks is designed for Retina Models of 15″ or higher sized displays. The preciseness of the graphical elements can be potentially missed with smaller screen – even with 15″ MacBook Pro (Mid 2012, Non-Retina), may small artistic graphical elements might be missed.
iCloud is now directly accessible via Finder – yes, this was needed as part of having an integrated Private Cloud setup. Apple drawn the attention of the user by forced including iBooks and Maps rightly on the dock. Yes, as they said, they are really great and iBooks can be a potential competitor of Google Books.
Launchpad and Dashboard folders are now fully clean and translucent (texture-free) in Mavericks. The Launchpad got a new great sparkling indicators around the icon for Apps needs attention (update or newly added). It looks great. Mavericks™ dock has a glassy new look when set to left or right instead of bottom. Also, the Other folder’s animation, graphics has been made more cleaner and precise.
If you normal click over the Battery icon, you will get the list of “Apps Using Significant Energy”. You possibly want to get rid of them. There is minute change in Terminal App – but still far away from the features and look of iTerm2.
OS X Mavericks Review : Conclusion
This is a quite big change after Apple adapted UNIX since it was Mac OS X. This is a must to have upgrade. Most importantly, this is free – may be as there are users who will think twice to invest on Hardware upgrade plus the cost of OS.
May be you can read our article – Upgrading to OS X Mavericks.