Apple releases OS X Mavericks for free
Apple is giving away its latest operating system for Macs, a first for the OS.
Mac users can have Apple's latest Mac operating system, OS X Mavericks, for free, the company announced Tuesday at an event in San Francisco.
"Today we're going to revolutionize pricing," Craig Federighi, Apple's chief of iOS and OS X, said. The software is available today.
Apple introduced. The company touted its extended battery life, tabs, and tags, while demonstrating new features in Safari, Maps, and iBooks.
He also explained how the system adjusts its memory based on the task. This allows for optimal quality when you're running a graphics-heavy program -- and speed when you're not. He also highlighted the iBook app, in which photos and videos can pop out of a textbook, and an iCloud keychain, which syncs payment information for online purchases.
CNET's Jason Parker said in June that the OS is faster and easier to use, and apps have a cleaner look. See his First Take here.
Updated, 10:37 am PT: Added more details from the event.