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Apple Releases OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 2

After releasing the second beta of iOS 7 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch developers, Apple has also seeded the second Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks to developers.

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The second iteration of the OS X Mavericks beta carries a build number of 13A497d, while the original version released on June 10 was build 13A476u.

Mavericks includes features like a tabbed Finder, new full screen dual monitor capabilities, and Safari improvements. Developers can receive the update via the Software Update tool in the Mac App Store.

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18 months ago
Why is this not on the main page while the iOS 7 beta 2 release is?
Rating: 28 Votes
18 months ago

1st: This is only for developers, and i doubt that 99 percent of the MacRumors.com visitors are developers.
2nd: Many users use iOS devices to view MacRumors.com. Mavericks DP2 updates are useless for them.


1st: iOS beta is only for developers, and i doubt that 99 percent of the MacRumors.com visitors are developers.
2nd: Many users use OS X devices to view MacRumors.com. iOS Beta 2 updates are useless for them.

:rolleyes:
Rating: 20 Votes
18 months ago
relegated to Mac blog? poor OS X.
Rating: 14 Votes
18 months ago

Why is this not on the main page while the iOS 7 beta 2 release is?

Rating: 11 Votes
18 months ago

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Very true, but this site's name is still MacRumors. Seems to me if they want to deprecate Mavericks and elevate iOS 7 that is there prerogative but for logic's sake they should also rename the site to iOSRumors.
Rating: 9 Votes
18 months ago

Really wish there was a way to disable Top Sites. Its easily the most irritating 'feature' i've ever come across in almost a decade.

Um, set "New windows open with" and "New tabs open with" to "Empty Page"? If you do, you will never sit top sites unless you explicitly click on top sites button.
Rating: 9 Votes
18 months ago
Really wish there was a way to disable Top Sites. Its easily the most irritating 'feature' i've ever come across in almost a decade.
Rating: 7 Votes
18 months ago


nowhere to go from 10.9 other then 11.


:mad: I'm so over this... How about 10.10, 10.11?

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Here we go: Mac is short for Macintosh, What is a Macintosh? An Apple.

How about you go make your own Apple rumors website and you can decide what is newsworthy and what is not. I'm tired of the b*tching.


Awesome. Bitching about someone bitching. :rolleyes:
Rating: 6 Votes
18 months ago

Lets be honest here, Lion, Mountain Lion & Mavericks are just small incremental updates. OS X clearly has not been a priority hence why each 'new' OS since Snow Leopard has been nothing more than a bunch of improvements & a scattering of new features.


Whoah there. A huuuge list of changes go into every major version of OSX. It's just that the bulk of those changes are not immediately user-visible, but changes in APIs, libraries, drivers, etc. Most of the time Apple chooses not to market those changes because most of its audience has no idea what any of them entail. They just care about stuff like 'does the Chess program have new graphics'.


I honestly believe they are busy working on a new operating system that somehow will be a fusion of OS X & iOS and will work across all Apple devices, be it Macs or 'i' devices. I don't even think it will be called OS 11, it will probably be called something entirely different.

Having just one OS to maintain & support just makes sense. I would hope that it will be adaptable and more feature-rich for Macs, but that's for Apple to figure out.


I honestly believe they aren't. At least, not in the way you describe. Apple knows very well that the way people interact with tablets and with full-size PCs is completely different. They looked at just how badly Microsoft messed up when they did exactly what you describe: everyone hates Windows 8's "Modern UI" on PCs, yet loves it on tablets. And the reverse for Win8's "classic ui" (or whatever they call it) on tablets.

While Apple has been steadily bringing iOS features to OSX, they have been doing it in a way that still works for computers. In fact I think the least "compatible", so to speak, way, has been launchpad which to be frank I think is completely useless. And I believe it hasn't gotten much attention since so they must agree on some level.


Also: you forget that iOS and Mac OS X actually do share a whole lot. Under the hood it's the same kernel running on both, and many of the libraries are either identical or very closely related. Where they differ is where they have to, to cater to the difference in devices and how they are used.
Rating: 6 Votes
18 months ago

Lets be honest here, Lion, Mountain Lion & Mavericks are just small incremental updates. OS X clearly has not been a priority hence why each 'new' OS since Snow Leopard has been nothing more than a bunch of improvements & a scattering of new features.


Each individual release from 10.7 - 10.9 is more incremental but they have also sped up the release cycle. It more than evens out.

Take a look at the list of changes from 10.6 (which was the latest OS X in June 2011) to 10.9 (once released in a few months less than 2.5 years will have elapsed) and it's one of the most dramatic shifts in OS X ever seen over that amount of time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_OS_X#Releases
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X_Lion#New_or_changed_features
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS_X_Mountain_Lion#New_and_changed_features
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OS_X_Mavericks#Features


I honestly believe they are busy working on a new operating system that somehow will be a fusion of OS X & iOS and will work across all Apple devices


Yea, because that worked out so well for MS right? :rolleyes: Not to mention Tim Cook has pretty much stated in interviews that this would not be the case.
Rating: 6 Votes

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