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Apple this afternoon released the second beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 update to public beta testers for testing purposes, one week after releasing the first public beta and more than a month after releasing the High Sierra operating system. The second public beta of macOS High Sierra is identical to the second developer beta provided to developers earlier this week.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple's beta testing program will be able to download the new macOS High Sierra beta through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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Those who want to be a part of Apple's beta testing program can sign up to participate through the beta testing website, which gives users access to iOS, macOS, and tvOS betas.

macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 appears to focus primarily on bug fixes, performance improvements, security enhancements, and other under-the-hood updates. No major outward-facing features were found in the first two developer betas.

The previous update, macOS High Sierra 10.13.1, addressed a serious WPA 2 vulnerability and introduced new emoji.

Article Link: Apple Releases Second Beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.2 for Public Beta Testers
 

Merlin48

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I downloaded this MacOS High Sierra 10.12.2 today not good crashed my Micbook Air computer.
 

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BaltimoreMediaBlog

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Skip this one. Preview is completely nonfunctional. Crashes on start.

I've submitted a dozen crash reports. I really don't know how they could be this careless. It's unimaginable.

MAIL is still a mess too, but when hasn't it been?

The last time MAIL actually functioned and worked as expected was with Leopard & Snow Leopard. It's never worked well since. UGH! :(
 

loby

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I have a feeling that "High Sierra" will take longer to work properly and the next "whatever" name macOS will have to take up where High Sierra left off if apple continues with their yearly update name change cycle.

Maybe this OS will be the "OS X Lion"(High Sierra) after Snow Leopard (Sierra).

macOS Sierra seems to be stable and I have not had any major issues once 10.12.6 (16G1036) was released.

I hope High Sierra gets there and look forward to the new file system, especially for SSDs...but....I had to bail out of the beta program this time due to too many issues...
 

BaltimoreMediaBlog

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I have a feeling that "High Sierra" will take longer to work properly and the next "whatever" name macOS will have to take up where High Sierra left off if apple continues with their yearly update name change cycle.

Maybe this OS will be the "OS X Lion"(High Sierra) after Snow Leopard (Sierra).

macOS Sierra seems to be stable and I have not had any major issues once 10.12.6 (16G1036) was released.

I hope High Sierra gets there and look forward to the new file system, especially for SSDs...but....I had to bail out of the beta program this time due to too many issues...


It just boggles my mind that they could somehow screw up the Preview program. It only does mostly ONE THING!

How could it fail to open photos from some locations?

I can only think of one reason for this bug. It's a disk permissions bug. This is why I miss being able to manually repair disk permissions in the Disk Utility program. Even that program suffers from Automatic Disk permissions repair issues.

When your Disk Utility program has problems with its own disk permissions, you've completely dropped the ball.

Like Jonathan Ive, they're always focussed on the Big Picture, but forget the little picture. Like just making it WORK. :(
 

Shirasaki

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The last time MAIL actually functioned and worked as expected was with Leopard & Snow Leopard. It's never worked well since. UGH! :(
And I do not want to reiterate the fact that rules feature works 10% of the total times. The other 90% just throws a “cannot find folder” error. Junk mail cannot be whitelisted. The best I can do is putting it in inbox. Microsoft outlook does way better than Apple mail, not to mention the reliable rules feature. Before Apple forcing 2FA I used Microsoft outlook to manage my iCloud account. Worked like a charm.

And no, don’t remind me “enable 2FA”. I do not want it any time soon. Don’t ask me why. I don’t want to answer. I pretend Apple mail is the only client supporting iCloud email address.
 

dblissmn

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Any news on display spanning and mirroring? That has been TERRIBLE for me in 10.13.1. Freezes galore. The clunkiest shifting from standalone to spanning I've ever seen. On HDMI it's mostly OK but on Displayport it's a trainwreck.....the menubar black over about the right third of the external monitor until you click in and out of Finder; every now and then failing to display time and other information on the master computer until you click in and out of the attached monitor; constant error reports in Console; a hard freeze about every other day and very slow and laborious switching when attaching or removing a display. At least my Mail works, with the improvements in Sierra being maintained (though not improved upon) here. I suppose we're going to have to go to "Very High Sierra" and then "Whitney" and then "Clouds Over The Sierra" or something like that to get it all fixed. And then we'll get "Lassen" or "Mojave" or "San Andreas" and the bug disaster will repeat. Honestly, they should just have called High Sierra "San Andreas" if they were being honest.
 
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