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By Nicholas Brazzi | Wednesday, October 23, 2013
You may have heard the news. Mac OS X Mavericks, the new version of Apple’s desktop operating system, was released yesterday.
Of course, lynda.com will release a brand new full-length Mac OS X Mavericks Essential Training course very soon—but we’re so excited about Mavericks that we’re sharing two movies from the first chapter of the course right now on lynda.com, and anyone can watch it for free. Learn how to set up your Mavericks system, from installing the OS and getting your peripherals installed to navigating keyboard shortcuts and trackpad gestures.
For our blog readers, here are a couple of the videos from that first-look chapter. The first one takes you step by step through the installation process of upgrading your computer to Mavericks.
The next video highlights my favorite new feature in Mavericks: Tabs in Finder. It seems like a small thing, but I think it’s going to help me stay much more organized from day to day.
In previous versions of OSX, I’d often have five or six finder windows open at the same time. This made my screen horribly cluttered, and sometimes it was hard to find the file or folder I was looking for. With Mavericks, I can have lots of folders open at the same time—all inside of one clean window.
When the full Mac OS X Mavericks Essential Training course launches, we’ll get into more features like this, but we’ll also take an in-depth look at the OS X operating system as a whole.
My goal is to help people really understand how OS X works and how they can efficiently work with it. So watch for it!
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