Apple Seeds Fifth OS X El Capitan Beta to Public Beta Testers [Update: Pulled]

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  1. Tamagotchi macrumors 6502

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  2. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a

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    I know everyone was excited, but really... DP versions SHOULD come before the PB. If only by a day... or few hours.

    Still... this kinda pissed me off, only because - by off chance - I was downloading this probably 5 good minutes before the article even broke. Ah well.
     
  3. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601

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    #78
    Would be cool if Windows 10 automatic updates were cancelled like that
     
  4. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    Doubtful. Are you forgetting the 8.3 update that bricked some 6+'s?

    No one will get fired.
     
  5. bbfc macrumors 68040

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    #80
    Does it matter. They pulled an update, it didn't auto-destruct your Mac or anything.
     
  6. Dephibio macrumors regular

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    Also adds an option to disable shake mouse pointer to locate. I will post if I find more.

    Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 19.44.05.png
     
  7. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a

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    Doubt it. No harm.
     
  8. redheeler macrumors 604

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    #83
    The Calendar welcome screen is present in previous betas, but the setting to disable shake to find cursor is new!
     
  9. MikhailT macrumors 601

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    #84
    It's faster and far more stable than Yosemite on all fronts, it's what Yosemite should've been released as. I'm happy but it is not "really fast", Windows 10 is faster for me on the same hardware. I suspect it has to do with Retina scaling works but still it is slower than it should be.

    DB4/5 regressed in stability, I've had kernel panics in DB 4 and 5 and hangs that didn't exist in DB1-3. I'm hoping DB6 soon will fix it.
     
  10. seamer macrumors 6502

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    #85
    Being fired for releasing too early would encourage many devops to find new roles.

    It's either a gung-ho marketing drone saying to get it out, a project manager with something to prove, or a product manager who wanted to get a fix in before something awful is found. But don't blame the devop for doing as told.
     
  11. Dephibio macrumors regular

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    #86
    Thank you, didn't know this. I have already edited my post.
     
  12. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    IT DOES...!

    That says something about quality of OS X doesn't it...?

    Just look at a bigger picture...
     
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    Handy for those with Parkinsons disease who hated having the cursor go all 'RoidRagey.
     
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    Screen Shot 2015-08-18 at 8.55.51 PM.jpg Oooops... someone brokey the updater... FFFFAIL
     
  15. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a

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    #90
    Not even remotely.
     
  16. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    Now tell that to the one below your post...
     
  17. Tech198 macrumors G5

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    #92
    no pulled..

    I like the new logo .... color is always better than plain.
     
  18. sign_dev macrumors newbie

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    #93
    The beta was apparently withdrawn by Apple. What could be the reason?
     
  19. snowman1 macrumors regular

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    That's weird. I was able to complete the download about 10 minutes ago, and my computer restarted and all, but it appears that I'm still on public beta 4. PB5 no longer shows up in the App Store as many other people have described.
     
  20. Tamagotchi macrumors 6502

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    The Appstore isn't recognizing the Beta prob cos it was pulled.

    Let's see how Apple solves this problem.
     
  21. sss4r macrumors regular

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    I hope the DP beta 7 will finally fix the PTPCamera process bug, I get so tired of force-quitting multiple processes. I hope Safari will be more stable--I've been using Chrome until they do. notifyd process bug also needs a fix.
     
  22. lunarworks macrumors 68000

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    I'm guessing because they accidentally released the Public Beta instead of the Developer Preview.
     
  23. sss4r macrumors regular

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    Exactly. Humans make mistakes. Doesn't mean someone should lose their job over it. People do harmful things and don't lose their job, so why should this be considered life or death.
     
  24. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601

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    #99
    Just bear in mind Windows doesn't do full animations when windows are opening or minimising. There's a fade in and fade out in the middle of the animation that makes animations appear very quick. OSX actually does animate every frame of the scaling and zooming animations.
     
  25. KALLT macrumors 601

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    I thought that was just my Mac. It is consuming processing power like crazy since the last beta. I noticed that it only does that when my iPhone is connected by USB.
     

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