I just got a warning email from my university IT that EndNote and Office 2011 don't like Mavericks. Though in typical IT fashion they blamed the OS and not the software manuf. that need to adapt to the new OS reality….
I'm sure Microsoft will release an update. I just ran Excel 2011 and it seemed to run just fine, no warning errors came up, but there is an update to Messenger.
This is a great way to reduce fragmentation and a natural expansion of the iOS strategy...but...
Breaking news: Lower prices produced higher demand! ...I learned this in Economics 101 30 years ago.
Were the software manufacturers supposed to release their patches before the new OS even came out? Also: backward compatibility is a nice quality for operating systems to have.
thewb wrote: »
Check out the thorough review of Mavericks on Ars Technica. Timer coalescing, App Nap, and RAM compression can help older Macs eke out a little more performance and battery life.
arlor wrote: »
This is a great way to reduce fragmentation and a natural expansion of the iOS strategy...but…
quadra 610 wrote: »
3. It runs on hardware going back to 2007. For instance, it runs very well on my early 2008 Macbook Pro 2.4Ghz with 6GB RAM.
All in all, as close to perfect as an OS X release can get.
I don't know if lowering prices ALWAYS works. Look at Surface products. Microsoft lowered the prices, but I don't think they are getting increased sales because of them. And lowering prices destroys margins, so they have to be careful as to what price they are lowering and what the impact on profits will be. So, for Apple giving away what is normally $20, it's just such a big deal, but if Microsoft drops the price of their system by $100, that's a bigger margin killer. But lowering prices doesn't always mean increasing sales and to the point where it's worth the damage to margins. Sometimes, It's just better to keep the prices the same and make better margins, than to drop the price, it may result in less profit even with higher sales.
I gotta admit that the weakened U.S. economy has hit my family pretty hard, and I've not been able to update my hardware on the frequent schedule I was used to. Looking forward to - and upgrading to - iOS7 and to Mavericks has at least invigorated my enthusiasm and involvement in things Apple, and offered slight performance enhancements and better integration without my having spent a dime.
Thanks, Apple! Lead on!
No, not paranoid at all. Tim Cook is up to something.
I installed it on my Late 2007 iMac (2.4 Ghz, 4GB Memory) .... and it runs faster than Mountain Lion. Infact, they give me 0 reason to buy one of those incredibly sexy new iMacs. The Mac feals like on the very first day back in September 2007 when I started it up with Tiger.
Apple with its OSX releases is clearly concentrating on the stuff that's under the hood. They always have. And I guess that's why they can support old hardware as long as it's 64bit and dual core.
Making it free will convince a lot of customer to consider a Mac next time they buy a computer. Steve's "Post PC World" is happening and Apple holds a large share of that market. And in the old segment of PCs they are doing EVERYTHING to give buyers not really a reason to buy a Windows PC (unless they are hard core gamers or companies).
...and would never beat his own drum because that would be crass.
Mac OS used to be free. Back to the good 'ol days.
I need Endnote X5 to function properly, anyone with a heads up? Have delayed until my current paper was finished, in review now. Anyone use a LaTeX editor such as LyX? (Need that to work properly too.)
You don’t. Nor iWork.