Don't-Miss OS X Stories

Apple's iOS and OS X apps get the update treatment

Sure, Apple's iWork and iLife apps are the heavy hitters, but this week Cupertino also revved many of its smaller apps for iOS and OS X. Here's a rundown.

Get to know OS X Mavericks: Maps

A desktop version of Apple's Maps app is now available in Mavericks. Here's how it works.

Get to know OS X Mavericks: Under the hood

A lot of the changes in OS X Mavericks are about the visible look and feel. But others are less obvious. Here's what has changed in terms of performance and power management.

The free-OS revolution: What Apple's Mavericks move means for Windows

Apple's claim of revolutionizing pricing with OS X Mavericks isn't quite as revolutionary as claimed. The new-age "One Microsoft" is already laying the groundwork for free Windows upgrades.

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Get to know OS X Mavericks: Design changes

There's more to the latest Mac OS than cosmetic changes, but those cosmetic changes aren't trivial. Here's what you have to look forward to.

Hands-on with GarageBand for iOS and OS X

Apple has released new versions of GarageBand for iOS and OS X. Chris Breen gives a listen.

Apple's free OS is no threat to Linux at all, says its creator

Apple's move to offer its latest desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks, for free isn't going to affect the Linux operating system at all, its creator Linus Torvalds said.

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OS X Server for Mavericks is now available, though not free

Apple went on a bit of a "free" kick Tuesday, labeling everything from its operating system down to minor apps with the price tag. But there are still some things the Cupertino company is willing to charge for: OS X Mavericks Server, released Tuesday evening, is one of them.

Slideshow: Apple intros iPad Air, new MacBook Pro, and more

Highlights from Apple's October 22 event, where it showed off new desktops and laptops, plus OS X 10.9 Mavericks and a skinnier version of the iPad.

Summary: Apple unveils slew of new iPads, MacBooks, Mac Pro, and apps

In a fast-paced event Tuesday, Apple unleashed a bunch of new products across its iPad and Mac product lines, along with updates to over 20 apps and (oh, yeah) a new version of OS X, too.

MacStories: OS X Mavericks tips and tricks

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Great roundup of tips and tricks from MacStories' Federico Viticci. Macworld will be posting our own in-depth articles on each of the major Mavericks features soon, so stay tuned.

OS X Mavericks is now available on the Mac App Store

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You can download the 5.29 GB installer from the Mac App Store, linked above. You'll need to be running OS X Snow Leopard or later and own a 2007 iMac or MacBook Pro or later; a 2008 MacBook Air, MacBook, or Mac Pro or later; or a 2009 Mac mini or later.