OS X Mavericks DP4 Setup

Folks anxious for Apple to release OS X Mavericks to the public will be happy to hear that the final beta version of the next generation OS was sent out to Mac developers this evening.

Apple labeled the release ‘GM,’ also known as Golden Master, which essentially means that this is the same build that users will see. It also usually means that a launch isn’t too far behind…

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As usual, registered Mac developers can grab the latest version of Mavericks either via the Software Update tool in the Mac App Store, or as a full download via Apple’s Mac Dev Center.

While Mavericks didn’t get the design overhaul that iOS 7 did, it did get a number of new features including a tabbed Finder, Safari improvements, and desktop Maps and iBooks apps.

Apple is expected to release OS X Mavericks later this month—possibly alongside new MacBooks and iPads. It all depends on how Apple wants to space out the announcements.