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Apple OS X Mavericks released for final testing

Apple is one step away from releasing OS X Mavericks, as the next generation of Apple software is released for final testing.

Surf's up! Apple is one step away from releasing OS X Mavericks, as the next generation of Apple software is released for final testing.

Apple has released the Golden Master version of the software to developers for tinkering. The Golden Master is basically the finished product, barring some massive bug that no-one's spotted yet.

Mavericks is expected to go public this month.

The clunky moniker -- what's that 'S' on the end all about? It sounds plural but it ain't -- is the first to be named after California surf spots, ending years of naming new software after big cats.

The new software isn't drastically different from current version OS X Mountain Lion. New tweaks include the option to make Finder windows full screen and open tabs in one Finder window rather than opening multiple windows scattered across your desktop. You can tag files, and battery life should be improved by AppNap, which puts apps into a low-power state when not in use. And it has a funny name.

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