Apple delivers OS X Mavericks update with Mail fixes

December 17, 2013 5:14 AM

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Apple delivers OS X Mavericks update with Mail fixes

Apple improves Mail compatibility with Gmail, and fixes other security and compatibility issues in the first update to Mavericks, OS X 10.9.1.

Apple has released the first update to its OS X Mavericks operating system. The update, which Apple has been working on since before the initial release of Mavericks, offers the usual stability and compatibility fixes for the operating system, and is a recommended update for all who are using OS X.

The update is available via the Mac App Store, and can be accessed through the Software Update service in the Apple menu. Apple also has a standalone update available that can be downloaded and installed manually. Since this is the initial update, only a "delta" update is available, so there will not be a standard "combo" update that commonly accompanies OS X updates.

After a second or two, the locally computed SHA checksum will be output, which you can compare against that on Apple's update Web page.

As always, if you are running OS X Mavericks, the update is recommended but be sure to fully back up your system beforehand. Use either Apple's Time Machine service, or a cloning tool to create a mirror backup of your boot drive, and then proceed with updating your system.

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