OS X Mavericks: Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to OS X Mavericks FAQs in this free lesson, which covers a range of topics related to the Apple operating system.

OS X Mavericks: Frequently asked questions

In October 2013, Apple launched OS X Mavericks. We'd like to offer you a brief overview of OS X Mavericks and try to answer some questions you may have at this time.

Since Mavericks is no longer the most recent version of OS X, it is not currently available for purchase. However, OS X El Capitan is available as a free upgrade. Check out our OS X El Capitan tutorial to learn more.

What is OS X Mavericks?

OS X Mavericks is an operating system for Apple computers. It contains a number of new features and improvements that will make your computer more efficient and easier to use.

What's new in OS X Mavericks?

Each new version of OS X usually includes a lot of new features, and OS X Mavericks is no exception. Below are some of the most important changes and features:

Will my apps still be there after I upgrade?

Any apps you previously had installed on your computer will still be there once you upgrade. Some Apple apps, like Safari and Calendar, will be updated automatically when you upgrade.

Will my apps still work after I upgrade?

Almost all apps installed on your computer should work correctly in OS X Mavericks. However, as with any new operating system, some software may not be totally compatible. A simple Google search will often be enough to tell if an app will be compatible with OS X Mavericks.