OS X Mavericks DP4 Setup

Apple has seeded the 8th developer preview of OS X Mavericks this evening. The download comes nearly two weeks after developer preview 7 landed, which included a handful of improvements and new wallpapers.

Registered developers can receive the update via the Software Update tool in the Mac App Store or can download the entire firmware through Apple’s Mac Dev Center… 

Apple first introduced OS X Mavericks at WWDC in June. It’s expected to officially launch this October, bringing about a number of new features including Maps and iBooks apps, Safari improvements, and much more.

While the last few Mavericks betas have been uneventful, we’re currently installing Developer Preview 8 on our machines to see if there have been any changes. And, as usual, we’ll be reporting back with anything of note.

Update: As noted by many of our readers, today’s Developer Preview update features a new version of iTunes 11.1. But aside from a new ‘app organizer’ screen, there doesn’t appear to be any other significant changes here.

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