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OS X Yosemite Public Beta

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Null, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    Just to give you Mac folks a heads up...

    Apple are going to public beta test OS X Yosemite, but are limiting the beta to the first 1M (1,000,000) signups.

    Just visit the link below and sign in with your Apple ID, be quick!

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  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member


    Just signed up.

    It's about time Apple did this. Windows 7 and Windows 8 both had long preview/beta stages and they were both probably the most stable Windows releases ever.

    Now, if only they did it with iOS too...
  3. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Already got it. Perks of being a developer :D

    Downloaded but not installed yet. If anyone gets it first go on somewhere like the MacRumors forums and read opinions as generally with the first OS X beta it breaks a bunch of apps. The same with iOS8.

    I've avoided iOS8 and will do for a few weeks. Most apps are completely broken right now.
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  4. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Shame the Win 8 uptake wasn't as successful as the beta program!

    (Sorry...couldn't resist :p)
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  5. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    @RickM - You've to pay $99/yr to for the developer program, right?
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  6. Tracy Perry

    Tracy Perry Well-Known Member

    I was debating on signing up or not... but my Mac is my main system now and I can't take a chance on it getting borked beyond use for any length of time. I have a Surface Pro 2, but it's a little small to do what I do with the Mac on it.
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  7. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    Yeah... I think Tim Cook is a little more relaxed than what Steve was.

    That's correct.

    By the time the public beta comes out, it'll be a little more polished off, no doubt.
  8. TheBigK

    TheBigK Well-Known Member

    I've signed up for the public beta too. When can I expect it to be available?
  9. Null

    Null Well-Known Member

    Afaik, the public beta will be available in “Summer” (June 21st onwards) – I've got a developer account so I'll be downloading at the end of this week (I'll be running it on my primary machine) – at least you'll be comfortable knowing most of the issues will be ironed out before the public get it.
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  10. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Yeah you'll probably see a couple of developer-only betas to get the big/obvious bugs sorted out. Then the pubic beta will follow on from that. To be honest most OS X beta's have been very stable in the past so it'll probably not be too far away.
  11. Adam Howard

    Adam Howard Well-Known Member

  12. Brent W

    Brent W Well-Known Member

    I'll update one of my Macs with the Dev build. Can't wait. Looks great.
  13. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    In case any one hasn't seen Yosemite (or iOS 8) yet:

  14. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Got them both running on my devices right now. Only minor issues so far.
  15. Lucas

    Lucas Well-Known Member

    How's applications? Any serious crashes on day-to-day apps?
  16. Goodfella

    Goodfella Well-Known Member

    Just signed up! Hopefully I'm not late. Thanks for this!

    Does anyone have extra room to add me to UDID?
  17. Will

    Will Active Member

    Got them running on my devices also. No major issues. I have seen though on my iPhone that I can't get back to the home screen without turning the screen off and turning it back on.
  18. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    Downloaded + installed Yosemite, posting from it now.

    For a DP1, it's surprisingly stable and polished. Most of the UI bugs I've found so far are related to fullscreen Finder and transparency. The new Safari (8.0) is quite nice, and I really like the new icons (especially Finder and Trash). However, the new iTunes/iTunes icon is not included in DP1, not even with the 11.2.2 update.
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  19. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    I'd imagine we'll see iTunes 12 released when Yosemite releases - might be why the icon's not been updated in the DP yet.

    How have you found the visibility of the new UI? I've downloaded it from my dev account but not yet installed it in fear that it'll be too...bland and hard to read, like iOS 7 was to begin with.
  20. Quillz

    Quillz Well-Known Member

    It's not that bad, actually. I find things readable. If you've used Safari on iOS 7 and seen the slightly transparent toolbars, it's virtually identical on Yosemite. It's nothing like the transparency from the early days of OS X, which was overly excessive. This is much more muted and not used everywhere like it used to be. It's limited mainly to toolbars, sidebars and the menu bar (and the latter can still be turned off).

    It's really quite stable for a DP1, and you can now log in with your Apple account instead of a local account, very similar to what you can do with Win8. (Although this may have been a feature in Mavs, but I don't remember it being offered).

    Aesthetics wise, there are still many icons that Apple will need to update or replace to bring them in line with Yosemite, and some apps, such as iBooks, are still drawing their own custom traffic lights instead of using the new standard system ones.
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