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Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Futurix, Jan 31, 2013.
Any clues about the release of 10.8.3?
I really need official Windows 8 support for work...
10.8.3 won't bring Windows 8 support.
Oh really? And what exactly is your source for this?
Yup, a single post on a single forum by a single user about something that if true would've been picked up by countless blogs and other sources? Sounds legit man.
Then switch from www.macrumors.com to www.macfacts.com! Thank you very much!
I stand pleasantly corrected, though your tone was fairly rude. Anyway, Boot Camp Assistant goes from 5.0.1 to 5.0.2 and the language inside/with the new installation guide PDF has been updated to note Windows 8 support. Sadly, the requisite Windows 8 driver packs aren't on the server yet, as my 2012 MBA reports only being able to install Windows 7, and downloads the old driver pack.
Win 8 is fairly new, not? And Win 8 in a VM is not an option!?
I heard that many Win 7 drivers work under Win 8. Microsoft & Ars Technica have some additional information, regarding drivers for Win 8 and Mac-hardware.
At least you're honest, I can appreciate that Win8 in a VM is totally an option, one that I've taken but apparently OP doesn't want. Also, the Win7 driver pack works perfectly, but the Boot Camp Control Panel is horribly broken in Windows 8, so its not so much a hardware issue, but a software problem. My Boot Camp Win8 functions decently, but trackpad settings are reset on every reboot and the Control Panel can't be used for brightness and startup disk changes.
Wow, Windows 8 support required for work? I thought Windows 8 adoption was dragging. Out of curiosity, what requires Windows 8 that can't be handled by Windows 7?
Unfortunately not, as I need to run software that requires access to "bare" (real, non virtualised) hardware.
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 app development.
What kind of Windows development are you using that won't work in a VM? A modern VM is quite close to "bare metal" in terms of compatibility, and considering if you're coding for WP8 you're using a simulator anyway, I'm not sure you've looked into this enough.
Soooo, any clues as to when 10.8.3 will be available to the public? Maybe a friend of a friend of a developer could enlighten us?
I don't have any intention to run Windows in VM - I do a bit of 3D development where the performance is dire in VMs, and WP8 simulator is a real VM in itself (uses Microsoft's HyperV) so is unusably slow inside another VM.
I'm just want an official support in Mountain Lion so I can throw away my ugly Dell box I currently use for Windows and move it to my Mac mini
That's possible, but unlikely. Either way, I asked if there were any clues. Things like historical patterns, "my best friend's cousin said", etc.. After all, this is macrumors.com, right? Smart ass comments like yours deter friendly conversations and keep new users like myself in the shadows. I am a first time mac user. I don't know much about how Apple does things. To me, a 9th beta build would indicate that the full consumer version of osx 10.8.3 is near. But maybe Apple usually releases 20, or 30, or 40 beta builds before releasing the final version. I have no idea. That is why I joined the macrumors community: to learn from people who I assume have a lot better clue about all things Mac than myself.
He wasn't being a smart ass. We don't know. I imagine it will be very soon, as the 9th beta came out recently, but I thought that a couple weeks ago as well. There's no telling.
That wasn't a smartass comment. Prerelease builds are issued and tested. The results of those tests determine whether more builds are needed. Sometimes software will be about to ship when something is found at the last minute, even if there have been 9, 20, or 30 prereleases.
Oh ok. So no one knows? Thanks for clearing that up. Again. Why does everyone feel the need to answer a question I didn't ask. If anyone has any clues as to when it will be released, feel free to let me in (again looking for clues, not the year/month/date/hour of release). If you don't know, join the club (and feel free to tell me you dont know, because apparently that's trendy).
What we're trying to make you understand is that there are no clues. Number of betas isn't a clue.
This site may or may not have any merit, nor do I speak any Italian (and could be completely missing the translation), but this appears to reference February 5th (5-febbraio-2013)?.
Whether or not this is credible... well...
You asked if anyone knows any clues and everyone answered no. I don't get what's so hard to understand. The only way we'll know 10.8.3 is close to release is when Apple releases a GM build to devs, which they haven't yet. Pro tip: if you actually want to learn, stop being so hostile to everyone who's trying to answer your question(s).
Yeah we really care about your question now.
I wonder if the release WAS slated for today (based on what the Italian site suggests), but this recent "File:///" bug has delayed the release while Apple works to address this. Meh, just as possible theory.
And someone had a good point, we haven't reached a 'GM' release yet, so unless Apple plans to skip and go right to release, there's still at least one more dev build coming in the pipe...