Advice on whether to install Mavericks Beta on my new MacBook Air

Discussion in 'macOS' started by farmkittie, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. farmkittie macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2013
    I hope there isn't another thread about this same topic. I looked and couldn't find one.

    I have a new MacBook Air with Mountain Lion. If I install the beta, and I'm tolerant of some bugs, will I still be able to do most everything I can do now? I want to download Xcode 5 and start learning to develop (with the latest tools) for iOS. I don't depend on this new laptop for work/school but I have been using it with AirPlay to my Apple TV. Will that still work do you think? AS a beta I don't expect everything to be finished and bug free of course.

    Thanks for your opinions.
  2. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    I use Xcode and a whole host of other apps like it on my Macbook Pro(in my sig). As of DP3, the only bug I have noticed ever is that if your display sleeps and you immediately wake it right when it turns off then the screen comes on black just showing the cursor. A simple Ctrl-Shift-Esc and then tapping the spacebar brings the screen right back to normal though.
  3. farmkittie thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2013
    Ok, I'll install the beta

    Thanks Dalton63841. Good to know.
  4. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    I would not install a beta OS on a "real" machine. If you are installing it on a spare machine, an external disk, etc, then you are fine. If you are thinking of upgrading to Mavericks and relying on it for everyday use, I would recommend against it, no matter how stable it seems to users on MR forums. I have Mavericks on my 15in MBP on an external drive I can boot from when I want to test it.
  5. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    There is only one reason to install Mavericks currently: to help Apple and third-party developers to identify problems, report bugs and crashes, and to suggest enhancements to new features.

    It is on these terms that Apple lets you use it.

    If you want to learn Xcode programming for iOS 7, then really the OS X version is irrelevant at this stage.

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