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OS X 10.9 to Include New Power-User Features, Will Take Core Features from iOS

OS X 10.9 to Include New Power-User Features, Will Take Core Features from iOS

9to5Mac says its sources have some information they’ve shared about the upcoming OS X 10.9 Mac operating system. The sources report that the new OS, codenamed “Cabernet,” will focus on various “power-user” enhancements and take core features from iOS, according to the sources. There will most likely not be an overhauled approach to how the operating system feels and functions.

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The new operating system includes major enhancements to the Finder application such as tags and tabbed browsing modes. Those additions are notable as many pro-users have relied on third-party solutions and hacks to enable these features. Additionally, the new operating system will include a new Safari web browser with a redesigned backend for improved page loading, speed, and efficiency…

Another new feature that should be well received is the ability to keep a different “Space” or full-screen app open on a different monitor (in multiple monitor setups.) Apple could also use app-pausing technologies brought over from iOS to pause background application processes in OS X.

According to 9to5Mac’s sources, while OS X 10.9 will see some user-interface changes, they will not be drastic.

It was reported last year that early builds of OS X 10.9 included Siri functionality. It is unclear if full Siri support is still going to be included in OS X 10.9, or if it will be glued to future hardware updates.

Apple’s last two big cats shipped in the summer, which suggests that 10.9 will also see a summer release. The new OS was originally scheduled to be previewed earlier this year, but Apple decided to introduce the operating system alongside iOS 7 at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference.

  1. Ian says:

    The biggest cat of all – Smilodon?

    1. William Carr says:

      I thought they’d just use “SaberTooth”. Appeals to the comic book crowd too and you don’t have to explain the scientific name.

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