Apple's new operating system for Macs, called OS X Yosemite, is now available for the public to test-drive.

Yosemite represents a bold visual redesign, but one that still feels rooted in the familiar simplicity that Mac users have grown to love.

The result is a cleaner, more vibrant operating system that takes a few design cues from Apple's mobile operating system, iOS.

When you boot up Yosemite for the first time, you're greeted by the Feedback Assistant, which is how you can report any bugs to Apple.

The redesigned dock and icons are bold and colorful. Apple's taken some design cues from iOS here, and the icons do appear slightly flatter, with fewer shadows.

Spotlight is Apple's search tool for easily opening or finding things in Yosemite, and it now shows up right in the center of your screen.

Spotlight is a great way to navigate Yosemite quickly, and Apple's made it more intelligent than ever. Since it plugs into the internet, you can search by keyword and immediately see a tidy summary, or open up an app just by typing the name and pressing the "Return" key.

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