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Mac OS X Mavericks

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Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9.x), released on 22 October 2013, is the newest version of Mac OS X.

There are a few issues related to the upgrade to Mavericks that involve compatibility of software applications and services with the new OS. We are reviewing the situation as it develops but currently we are not distributing OS X Mavericks (10.9.x) and are recommending that Faculty and Staff refrain from upgrading their College computers.

Interested testers should create a helpdesk ticket including the Midd number of the computer in question, if they would like the upgrade and cannot currently install it. If you have a need for this upgrade please read on, or consider contributing to this article if you have upgraded.

Any features discussed here are subject to change. The features and changes discussed here are speculative. For the latest information on Mavericks, visit:

http://www.apple.com/macosx

New features and changes

  • Apple has posted a complete list of [1] in Mavericks.



Current Issues & Areas of Concern

  • Samba (SMB2) is the new default for file server connections - Apple has shifted away from AFP: server compatibility does not seem to be a major issue, but we are always wary of new OS releases, particularly when the version of the server connection protocol has changed.

-- problems were observed with Middfiles that were related to SMB2, but this issue has been addressed

  • There are reports of GMail oddities with Mavericks.

-- November 7th patch for Mail on Mavericks

  • New AppNap feature may interfere with background rendering with FinalCut Pro X (this can be disabled on an app basis)
  • Adobe products need updates - see article at:

http://helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/global/mac-os-mavericks-compatability.html