Apple on Tuesday said OS X Mavericks, a desktop operating system, would be free from the Mac App Store.
OS X Mavericks, which has more than 200 new features, is the 10th major release of the desktop operating system.
OS X Mavericks new features:
iBooks, which gives you instant access to your iBooks library, more than two million titles in the iBooks Store, and works seamlessly across your devices.
Maps, which brings powerful mapping technology to the desktop and lets you plan a trip from your Mac and send it to your iPhone for voice navigation on the road.
It has a streamlined Calendar that estimates travel time between appointments, and provides a map with weather forecast.
The new version of Safari with Shared Links helps you find what’s new on the web by consolidating links shared by people you follow on Twitter and LinkedIn;
iCloud Keychain, which safely stores your website usernames and passwords, credit card numbers and Wi-Fi passwords and pushes them to your trusted devices so you don’t need to remember them.
The new OS has an enhanced multi-display support, which makes using multiple displays easier and more powerful, with no configuration required.
It comes with interactive notifications, allowing you to reply to a message, respond to a FaceTime call or even delete an email without leaving the app you’re using.
Finder Tabs, which help unclutter your desktop by consolidating multiple Finder windows into a single window with multiple tabs; and
Finder Tags, a powerful new way to organize and find your files located on your Mac or in iCloud.
Apple says Mavericks also includes new core technologies that boost performance and improve the battery life of Mac. Timer Coalescing and App Nap save energy and reduce power consumption. Compressed Memory automatically shrinks inactive data to keep Mac fast and responsive. Mavericks also delivers significant performance enhancements for systems with integrated graphics through optimized OpenCL support and dynamic video memory allocation.
OS X Mavericks is available today for free from the Mac App Store. Any Mac capable of running OS X Mountain Lion can also run Mavericks. You can upgrade to Mavericks for free directly from OS X Snow Leopard, Lion or Mountain Lion.