Apple did its best Oprah impression at Tuesday's press event, announcing that it would be giving away all its newest OS X update, called Mavericks, at no charge.
You get OS X Mavericks! And you get OS X Mavericks!
This is surprising given the generally high prices of new desktop operating systems in the past: Previous versions of Mac OS X have cost as much as $129, with the last iteration, Mountain Lion, going for $19.99.
Needless to say, with a price tag of, well, nothing, no user currently on OS X Snow Leopard or later has any financial reason not to upgrade. So here is our step-by-step "how-to" on the Mavericks download and upgrade process.