Public Beta?

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  1. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    Does Apple do public betas of any operating systems like Microsoft does?

    Will there be a Leopard public preview availible to download at any time? I assume no because we are now so close to its release, but I thought I would ask anyway.
     
  2. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

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    No, only developers can get the 'Developer preview' apple never releases it to the public, which i think is a good idea, but you'll have to wait until march apparently. but stay tuned on January 9th as his stevieness should show us some of those 'top secret' features
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Apple released a public beta of the original OS X. Many will argue that they then released a second public beta that called Cheetah that they charged people for. Fortunately they rectified this with the free upgrade to Puma about six months later.

    That's the last time they had a public beta for an OS.
     
  4. Nermal Moderator

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    I installed the Public Beta on my G3 the other day, just for the fun of it. It was horrible :p

    Then I installed Jaguar. It was horrible too and I can't believe I actually used to use it as my primary OS! :eek:

    It's funny how a perfectly good OS will become unusable once you've had something better.
     
  5. ph0rce macrumors 6502

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  7. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    You mean like Windows? :D
     
  8. bartelby macrumors Core

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    No, Windows starts off unusable...:D
     
  9. Shadow macrumors 68000

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    Good point...

    :rolleyes:
     
  10. clevin macrumors G3

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    public beta only necessary for a software either with massive marketshare, or with the intention of expanding its marketshare, otherwise, the useful feedbacks can be get from public testing would be too small, and not worth the trouble anyway.
     
  11. SmurfBoxMasta macrumors 65816

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    and stays that way forever :D
     

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