OS X 10.9 Will Likely Focus On “Power Users” And Come With iOS-Like Multitasking

Ever since Apple announced that it would be showing a preview of OS X 10.9, people have been speculating what Apple can improve in its already brilliant operating system. 9To5Mac ran a story today that talks about what some of these features could be and as the information comes from Mark Gurman, it is likely accurate information.

According to the report OS X 10.9 is currently codenamed “Cabernet” and will focus on various “power-user” enhancements  and take core features from iOS. OS X 10.9 will not be an upgrade that changes how the operating system looks or feels, rather it will build upon its already solid base by adding new functionality.

The first area Apple will work to improve upon in OS X 10.9 will be the finder application. It will include features such as tags and tabbed browsing modes. Additionally, the new operating system will include a new Safari web browser with a redesigned backend for improved page loading, speed, and efficiency.

OS X 10.9 Will Likely Focus On "Power Users" And Come With iOS-Like Multitasking

An example of how a tabbed finder could look

Apple will also add the ability to  keep a different “Space” or full-screen app open on a different monitor (in multiple monitor setups).  Lastly the fruit company has been rumored to be testing a new multi-tasking system for OS X that is similar to the quick-app-switcher function on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. 9To5Mac stated “The multitasking feature will be functional for applications in the background, according to this person. Additionally, Apple could use app-pausing technologies from iOS to pause background application processes in OS X. This is significant as full performance could be given to foreground apps, which could help optimize battery life on Apple’s notebook computers. It is unclear if this feature will make the cut for 10.9′s public release.”

What do you think OS X 10.9 will improve upon? Do you agree with this report on some of the features that will make it into the next version of OS X? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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  • http://twitter.com/J_Private_dev J Private Dev

    No, Yuck, No one, ok not me, would want mac to become a desktop iOS, a computer is more powerful than iOS devices, thus it doesnt need to stop background programs, etc. The reason iOS does stop them is because it cant handle it, macs can