Apple Seeds Two OS X Mavericks Preview 3 Bug Fixes

Friday July 12, 2013 2:32 PM PDT by Juli Clover
Over the course of the last two days, Apple has seeded two bug fixes for developers using OS X Mavericks Preview 3, which was first released on Monday. The first minor update, pushed yesterday, was aimed at updating the OS X Recovery function.

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Today's small update resolves an issue that causes a Mac running Mavericks Developer 3 preview to reboot without warning. Both updates are available via the Mac App Store.

OS X Mavericks introduces a number of significant changes to the operating system, including a tabbed finder, full screen dual monitor capabilities, and Safari improvements. Mavericks is expected to be released in this fall after regular updates to the beta software.

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17 months ago

It's still a beta … and that's one old graphics card.


Yes and yes, but Mountain Lion is not in beta, and the card is supposed to be supported.
Rating: 4 Votes
17 months ago
Keep 'em comin!
Rating: 3 Votes
17 months ago

Did you even read what I wrote? my old iMac has the same card yet doesn't exhibit such behaviour hence I'm curious to know why he is experiencing it yet I am not.


Wow didnt realize Mac pro's and imacs have identical hardware...
Rating: 3 Votes
17 months ago

Please add non-shaky support for the ATI Radeon HD 2600, which came with all the 2008 Mac Pros that are supposedly compatible with Mavericks. I tried Mavericks, and it was slow and had graphical issues just as Mountain Lion did on my GPU.


It's still a beta … and that's one old graphics card.
Rating: 2 Votes
17 months ago
Apple may have a surprise early release. I think they should.

Do you think they might call it Maverix or MaveriX ? ... I think they should.
Rating: 2 Votes
17 months ago

Wow didnt realize Mac pro's and imacs have identical hardware...


Not yet. They will this fall though.
Rating: 2 Votes
17 months ago
I dont know that "hardware slows down as it ages"

It may be less effective than newer hardware at the task at hand but it dosent get tired.

As far as older hardware heating thermal limits because of dissapated thermal compound. Thats a different and fixable issue.
Rating: 2 Votes
17 months ago

That's the problem. It's just slowing down and acting up. Just like any component of an older machine.


I am waiting with bated breath for your explanation of how electronics slow down with age. Does the electron flow break off bits and pieces creating a sludge buildup inside which gums up the works? Is it from the magic smoke slowly leaking out?
Rating: 2 Votes
17 months ago
Shutdown times are great! It's like SL and Lion again. Not sure if this is DP3 or these updates because I did them all at once.
Rating: 1 Votes
17 months ago

It slows down with every line of code added to OS X. Each one adds that much more load. A few OS revisions later and most hardware starts to feel slower.


Not due to code added to OS X since for any code added there's also redundant code removed from the kernel in each release. And since the CPU performance of the old hardware never changes with subsequent OS releases (Geekbench results stay stable under different OS's) it's mostly the GPU requirements of the new OS being higher due to more animations / effects.

And certainly the slowdown isn't uniform. Some parts of the OS actually gets faster with new releases on the same old hardware. 10.9 Safari works faster than all the previous Safari's on my 2008 Mac Pro.
Rating: 1 Votes

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