Apple Releases Second OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate to Developers, Public Beta 5

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Apple today released a second golden master candidate of OS X Yosemite to developers, a week after releasing the first candidate golden master and the fourth public beta. Apple has also released the fifth public beta to those who signed up to beta test the new Mac OS.

The latest Yosemite update, build 14A386a, can be downloaded from the Mac App Store and through Apple's Mac Dev Center.

OS X Yosemite brings a flatter, more modern look to OS X, with an emphasis on translucency and redesigned dock, windows, and more. It also includes a multitude of new features, such as improved integration with iOS 8 through Continuity, a new "Today" view in Notification Center that offers integration with third-party apps, a retooled Spotlight search with new data sources, and several new features for apps like Mail, Safari, and Messages.

Over the course of the beta testing period, each Developer Preview has added new features and refined the look and performance of OS X Yosemite, although changes have become less obvious in more recent builds as Apple begins finalizing Yosemite ahead of its public release, which is expected in late October.

The current build, like the previous golden master candidate, may not be the final version of OS X Yosemite, depending on the outcome of final testing. Last year, Apple seeded multiple golden master versions of OS X Mavericks, with the final version coming a couple of days ahead of the software's public release.

Article Link: Apple Releases Second OS X Yosemite Golden Master Candidate to Developers, Public Beta 5
 

rwilliams

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Autumn is such a great time for Apple customers. New desktop OS, new mobile OS, new phones, tablets, iMacs, Apple TV (please!). Those months leading up to September are rough. :)
 

Erastopic

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I just went through this 100+ MB update and there are no changes anywhere, literally.

This update was only to improve performance and fix bugs. They are really finishing up for the release.
 

dacreativeguy

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I just went through this 100+ MB update and there are no changes anywhere, literally.

This update was only to improve performance and fix bugs. They are really finishing up for the release.
More like making sure there is no 8.0.1 debacle with Yosemite.
 

chrisbru

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First golden master has a weird glitch where my 2014 MBA 11" basically locks itself twice - I have to enter my password twice to get into the computer. It's like it layers two lock screens over top of each other.
 

roland.g

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I just went through this 100+ MB update and there are no changes anywhere, literally.

This update was only to improve performance and fix bugs. They are really finishing up for the release.
Did you expect a new unannounced feature, perhaps a integrated cheese slicer for machines that still have optical drives?
 

KorraSpirit

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Does anyone know if its likely/unlikely/possible that Apple will release new Macbook Pros at the October event?
 

jmh600cbr

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hopefully this fixes some graphics issues on pb 5 2011 mbp. also hopefully brings texting and solves FaceTime mic failure.
 

cmChimera

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Autumn is such a great time for Apple customers. New desktop OS, new mobile OS, new phones, tablets, iMacs, Apple TV (please!). Those months leading up to September are rough. :)
Not anymore. Apple Watch cometh.
 

Erastopic

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Did you expect a new unannounced feature, perhaps a integrated cheese slicer for machines that still have optical drives?
Funny.

I just pointed out that with every DP update so far they have changed and added new UI elements. But not this time.
 

iLog.Genius

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Been using PB4 on main MBP and it's been pretty solid. Some programs hang (Safari) on open and won't open until you restart so hopefully PB5 refines and tweaks these small things but overall, really happy with Yosemite.
 

solace

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First golden master has a weird glitch where my 2014 MBA 11" basically locks itself twice - I have to enter my password twice to get into the computer. It's like it layers two lock screens over top of each other.
That is likely due to having FileVault enabled
 

639051

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If I've learned anything from iOS 8.0.x it's that I will not be an early adopter for this. :) Looking forward to updating when it's really ready though.
 

logicstudiouser

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10.6.8 - fastest, most stable, most reliable OS Apple has released. Snow leopard is the mac version of Windows 7. :)
 
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