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Apple Releases OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 7

Apple has seeded the seventh Developer Preview of OS X Mavericks to developers, nearly three weeks after the release of the sixth Developer Preview. Registered developers can receive the update via the Software Update tool in the Mac App Store.

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OS X Mavericks, which is expected to be released this fall, includes multiple new features like a tabbed Finder, full screen dual monitor capabilities, Safari improvements, and a new Maps app.

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14 months ago
I'm waiting for this....Attachment 431373
Rating: 41 Votes
14 months ago
I was yawning.
Then read "Apple Releases OS X Mavericks".
Froze.
Then read "Developer Preview 7".
Went back to my interrupted yawn.
Rating: 21 Votes
14 months ago

What a great name for an OS


What about calling an OS 'Kit Kat'?

Rating: 11 Votes
14 months ago

So I'm downloading this bloated update just for new wall papers? :eek:


Yes, that's right. Apple have been spending all its time perfecting its background image catalogue.
Rating: 11 Votes
14 months ago

You want an OS named for a maximum security federal prison? :confused:


That's the joke...
Rating: 7 Votes
14 months ago
Caught this slip, i am sure just a mistake since DP6 was released on Aug 21. But look at the "posted date" of DP7, Sep 21, 2013 haha. Wouldn't that be nice if that was the GM seed or release date. A day after probable iphone launch and a Saturday so not likely but one can only wait :)
Rating: 5 Votes
14 months ago
Where is my PowerBook G5?
Rating: 5 Votes
14 months ago

I was yawning.
Then read "Apple Releases OS X Mavericks".
Froze.
Then read "Developer Preview 7".
Went back to my interrupted yawn.


I get a laugh out of posts like these, where the person making the comment is just too cool for the rest of us.
Rating: 5 Votes
14 months ago

So I'm downloading this bloated update just for new wall papers? :eek:


What makes you say this update is full of bloat?
Rating: 5 Votes
14 months ago

I think Apple uses automatic tests, which are able to detect certain errors.


And completely unable to detect others, as witnessed by the various "WiFi doesn't work on the new Apple xxx" and "Apple testing patch for yyyy problem on new Apple zzzz" threads.

And, wouldn't you think, that if Apple's automatic testing were so good -- you'd never see a bug in a DP that needed to be fixed for a Release Candidate? Hell, if it's that good then there's no need for DPs and RCs - just ship it raw.... :eek:

Automated testing is an important part of QA - but it's no substitute for letting lots of real users use the software in their real lives.
Rating: 5 Votes

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