OS X Yosemite Public Beta Launches Tomorrow, July 24

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    In a coordinated release today, a number of publications have released official overviews of the latest OS X Yosemite beta build alongside word of Apple's plans to open up the public beta tomorrow, July 24. As noted by The Loop, the public beta of Yosemite will be the same build released to developers on Monday.
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    As far as the overviews designed to bring members of the public beta up to speed as the program launches, the general feeling is positive. Some note, however, that many of Yosemite's best features involve integration with iOS 8 and will be inaccessible during the public beta as the program covers only OS X. Here are a few snippets:

    - Dana Wollman, Engadget
    - Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch
    - Lauren Goode, Re/code
    The official launch of OS X Yosemite to the general public will come later this year, likely in the October timeframe. The public beta program is limited to the first one million users to sign up on Apple's site.

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    Finally! Signed up for it awhile ago, can't wait. Definitely going to use Dark-Mode 24/7.
     
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    Great, I know a lot of people have been anxious for this
     
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    Hoping for IOS 8 public beta also
     
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    Now begins the anxious wait to see if I'm one of the first million ;) No notification or invite from Apple yet..
     
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    WAHOOOO! YES! Bring on tomorrow! Presumably 10AM PST 24th July, meaning 6PM GMT 24th July?
     
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    That seems like a very bad idea. I mean iOS8 won't be a public beta so two separate iClouds will confuse and anger many people

    i doubt that, the implementation is pretty much useless and half the icons in the taskbar will be impossible to read cuz they havent been updated by the devs to support dark mode

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    Will it be safe to use in your main pc? Isn't it gonna be too buggy and cause problems?
     
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    iOS 8 is not getting a public beta. For reasons which are too long to explain, iOS may not get a public beta for some years to come. Just be glad it looks like we'll be getting a Mac OS public beta from now on.
     
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    Apple Remote Desktop in Yosemite

    Does anyone know if Apple Remote Desktop works in the beta? In past betas it hasn't worked until an update was released on the day of the final release.

    Any ideas?

    Unfortunately I NEED to run this, but would love to test the beta.

    Thanks!
     
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    I'll put it on a separate drive and check it out but the good stuff is missing with continuity.
     
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    Finally. Been waiting for this. Almost installed the DP4 yesterday but now I'm def holding off, this will be much easier tomorrow lol.

    Now just gotta slap iOS 8 beta on the iPhone and see what's up!
     
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    How do we even know if we made it into the programme? It let me sign up, but i've had no confirmation intimating I was actually successful yet
     
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    I would definitely create another partition on your computer and install it on there. Version 4 is stable but you shouldn't used pre-released software as your main OS.
     
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    I think if it let you sign up, you're good, once they reached the 1 million mark, they probably closed it up.
     
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    The reason there is a delay between DP and PB is because the software needs time in the hands of developers to make sure there are no major bugs before they let the public loose on it. For this reason, the Yosemite PB1 should be water tight enough that it shouldn't cause problems as your main operating system, but that certainly does not mean you will not come across a few bugs and issues here and there as well as certain apps not working, until their respective developers issue a fix. Just make sure you have a way of rolling back (Time Machine) before you upgrade and above all, do not forget it's a beta software and not yet a final release intended for mass public consumption.
     
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    Okey dokey, fingers crossed then. By luck, I spent yesterday clearing out my OS SSD :)
     
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    I got my sign up in within about an hour of the keynote finishing. :cool:
     
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    If you NEED to run remote desktop, hold off on the beta. I know you want to try it, but its not worth the headache of installing it and figuring out the hard way that it might, maybe, kinda sorta works, or just doesn't work at all.
     
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    Most remote desktop apps, i.e., gotomypc etc, tend not to work with the beta, that has been my experience in the past. I'm not on the beta this time, so I can't answer it. I've holding off since Mavericks is rock solid and I can't deal with issues on my main machine at this point
     
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    I think Beta 3 was ready for public beta release. It was stable, IMO. I love Beta 4 so far. Yosemite betas have been more stable than iOS's. You would think it'd be the opposite, since iOS 8 just builds on iOS 7.
     
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    If it was stable and without bugs it would have been released already. BETA means BETA, not that hard really.
     
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    I don't use 3rd-Party software in my menu bar.
     
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    I've looked at several rumor sites, and not one of them cite a source for knowing the PB is dropping tomorrow. Where are they getting this?
     
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    Yosemite is very smooth and easy to navigate.

    Has anyone heard anything about Mojave 10.11?
     

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