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OS X 10.9 will reportedly include tabbed browsing in Finder and iOS-style multitasking

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If the last two years are anything to go by, Apple is not far from announcing the next version of its desktop operating system, OS X 10.9. A new rumor provides some details on what may included in 10.9, which is expected to be announced at WWDC this June. The new version will include an major update to Finder, according to 9to5Mac's Mark Gurman, who has a good track record. Few details are provided, but the new version of the file explorer is said to have tabs, allowing users to switch between multiple folders without opening multiple Finder windows. The application is also set to receive a tagging ability, which isn't detailed in the rumor. Finder has long been a complaint for OS X users — programs that replace the outdated application are popular among the developer community.

The rumor also notes that OS X 10.9, which is internally codenamed "Cabernet," will include a new version of Safari with a focus on speed and efficiency. Like Mountain Lion before it, 10.9 will reportedly borrow features from iOS: a new multitasking feature inspired by the mobile operating system may be included, and background apps may be paused similarly to how they are on iPhones and iPads. One last improvement is a tweak to Mission Control for multiple-monitor setups. With 10.9, users may be able to put full-screen apps on external monitors and even control Spaces independently. The last major rumor we heard about OS X 10.9 said that the operating system would receive Siri and Maps from iOS, but 9to5Mac is now saying those features may not be present.