• OS X Yosemite Public Beta Limited to the First Million Registered Users



    Earlier today, Apple was unveiling OS X Yosemite for the first time at the Worldwide Developers Conference, software chief Craig Federighi announced that there would be a public open beta for the new operating system ahead of its launch this fall. The public has discovered an AppleSeed sign up page for the program, with Apple noting that the program is open to the first one million users who register. The page mentions the following:

    How can I participate?

    To join the OS X Beta Program, just sign up using your Apple ID. When the beta software is ready, you’ll receive a redemption code that will allow you to download and install OS X Yosemite Beta from the Mac App Store. Then go ahead and start using it. When you come across an issue that needs addressing, report it directly to Apple with the built-in Feedback Assistant application.
    It should be noted that users will also need to be running OS X Mavericks and Apple recommends that the OS X Yosemite beta be installed on a secondary Mac in the event of possible bugs and errors. OS X Yosemite includes a brand new user interface design alongside major new features focusing on seamless integration between Mac and iOS devices. The new operating system also includes a new cloud storage solution called iCloud Drive as well as the ability to make phone calls and texts through an iPhone.

    Are any of you going to try to get access to the OS X Yosemite beta?

    Source: AppleSeed
    This article was originally published in forum thread: OS X Yosemite Public Beta Limited to the First Million Registered Users started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      Thanks for the tip, just signed up, hopefully I made it in before the million!!!
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      just signed up, it looks stark and as nasty just like iOS 7. Where have all the good designers gone
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      Ugh, just noticed all of the good features won't be working...
    1. LittleJob's Avatar
      LittleJob -
      Quote Originally Posted by Sniper488 View Post
      Ugh, just noticed all of the good features won't be working...
      Yeah... nice 5GB download yesterday.. Definitely a beta build, UI still kind of laggy. No dark mode, translucent doe snot appear to be applied across the board, however some apps tend to have this feel. Maybe im crazy. Was looking forward to the iOS8 message integration for non-apple devices, but overall looks slick!
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Quote Originally Posted by dsg View Post
      just signed up, it looks stark and as nasty just like iOS 7. Where have all the good designers gone
      Don't like it then don't upgrade to it. Simple as that.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      Don't know if I like it till I try it

      Edit: saying I don't like the starkness and liking the OS is two different things
    1. Sniper488's Avatar
      Sniper488 -
      When will they give this beta out for the public?
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