OS X Yosemite Public Beta Limited to First Million Registered Users

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    Earlier today as 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. Now, users on our forums have 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.

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    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.

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    Already downloaded. Thanks Apple :D
     
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    Already signed up :apple:
     
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    Wow. Good job I signed up shortly after the keynote finished!
     
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    Good thing I'm registered already!
     
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    Signed up already. Hope they don't take too long sending the emails out.
     
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    it said "Summer" for the public beta
     
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    Listen, I love the Mac, and I love how much more popular it is - but 1 million people? Hardly exclusive considering the Mac user base. We're still the elite few folks :p

    and with the 899 macbook air - I don't mean money. I mean common sense not to use windows XD
     
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    Now the question is, when will this particular beta period take place? We already know the Mac Dev Portal can be used to obtain the code for the Mac App Store, but will we have to wait a couple of months for the signup beta?
     
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    Made it! Phew :)
     
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    If you're a dev, yah. This is about signing up for the public beta. No one's downloaded it using this yet.
     
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    wow still able to sign up...nice!
     
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    Done! Thanks for the heads up!

    Here's hoping that million people will fill those slots before the end of the week. :D
     
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    I signed up and downloaded the Feedback assistants app.

    But it says to update to OSX10.10 but when I click update it shows a not found page from Apple.
     
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    They'll probably beat the record for most public beta sign ups
     
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    i dont think its even live for devs yet. its greyed out on my dev account
     
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    Just signed up... I hope my MacBook is supported.
     
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    One question guys.

    If I sign up, will I be able to continue with stable Mavericks releases until I decide to install Yosemite beta (In July or August, for instance)? Will I get accidentally Mavericks beta versions on my MacBook Pro? Can I have Mavericks stable in one mac (without beta updates) and Yosemite beta in other computer?

    Thank you a lot :)
     
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    It's live for devs...I'm waiting for the Mac App Store to finish downloading it.
     
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    Yes you will be able to keep Mavericks installed on a Mac, and the beta on another computer.
     
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    Signed up, though i would've thought it would be full by now.
     
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    You can log into any Mac with your Apple ID and therefore use your public beta registration on any device. So you could have Mavericks on one device and Yosemite on the other. Not sure if that answered your question.
     
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    Glad I noticed and got in early! I bet a million people have signed up already!
     
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    I assume from the dev site, not the public beta?
     
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    Thanks!

    A big thanks to whoever found this link!!!.

    Much appreciated.

    I was trying to find this on the Apple website, for some reason when I click to view more about OSX Yosemite, it just keeps refreshing the current page.

    Lets hope by Summer, they mean June 21st! :)
     

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