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Apple today seeded the release candidate version of an upcoming macOS Big Sur 11.5 update to developers for testing purposes, with the new beta coming one week after the release of the fifth macOS Big Sur 11.5 beta.

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Developers can download the ‌‌‌‌macOS Big Sur‌‌‌‌ 11.5 beta using the Software Update mechanism in System Preferences after installing the proper profile from the Apple Developer Center.

macOS Big Sur 11.5 introduces an update to the Podcasts app that allows the Podcasts Library tab to show all shows or only followed shows. It also addresses an issue that could cause music not to update play count and last played date in the library, and a bug that caused smart cards not to work when logging into Mac computers with the M1 chip.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Release Candidate Version of macOS Big Sur 11.5 to Developers
 
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jz0309

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Been waiting for this, upgraded my iMac from Mojave to 11.4 a couple weeks ago and since have had Finder CPU usage of 40+% for no apparent reason, hope this version will fix that.
 
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pshufd

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But how do I join the pb? When I’m trying I just get macOS 12 and I can’t join that yet


I tried the two developer betas earlier and liked them but there were direct downloads for them. Getting the public beta is more work.

When I meant go to Monterey - I meant when it comes out. If you want to try Monterey Public Beta, I recommend installing it on an external SSD so that you don't lose what you have. I did this with two systems.
 
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skveezer

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Did the Beta the other day on my 2020 iMac and now have a damn folder that I can't access which is titled "Main - waiting on update". Seems like lots of others have the same issue. Tried every thing but "nada". Hope "they" fix it

Chat source: https://developer.apple.com/forums/thread/651829?page=2

Pix on my screen...
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Folder in question is the upper right directly date on this screen
 
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TheGeneralist

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With 11.5, will Big Sur finally be worth installing?
Depends.
On my Macs (old iMac, new M1 MBP), 11.4 is already far more stable than Catalina ever became, including its final release which was still a bug-infested beast on my iMac.
So if you're coming from Catalina, I'd recommend to upgrade as soon as possible in any case.
From Mojave, I'd place 11.4 right at the border, so it's likely 11.5 will be the better choice.
From older versions - well, they're lacking a lot of important security fixes already, so if your Mac supports them nicely, it should be a no-brainer.
 

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I have not tried 11.5 RC but my inclination is to go straight to Monterey if you're running Mojave or Catalina.
This could mislead people into thinking that an Early beta release of macOS 12 will work fine for them. The 11.5 betas have been pretty solid, and I fully intend on installing over my current setup once 11.5 goes official. Holding off on macOS 12 due to the relatively large number of apps I use that just won't work yet.
 

pshufd

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This could mislead people into thinking that an Early beta release of macOS 12 will work fine for them. The 11.5 betas have been pretty solid, and I fully intend on installing over my current setup once 11.5 goes official. Holding off on macOS 12 due to the relatively large number of apps I use that just won't work yet.

See post #13 for clarification.
 
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