Developer Preview and final App Store version

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Der Kommandant, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Der Kommandant macrumors member

    Der Kommandant

    Sep 25, 2012
    The Netherlands
    If you have the Developer Preview of Mavericks, are you able to install the final version of Mavericks from the App Store when it's released? Or will you need to do a clean install?
  2. Nero Wolfe macrumors regular

    Nero Wolfe

    Oct 28, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    If you keep up with all the DPs you'll eventually get to the Gold Master, which AFAIK has almost always if not always been the exact same version as what's released to the public. Meaning you probably won't need to download the App Store version. I did this with 10.7 and 10.8.
  3. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    Yup. Have yet to see a final release that could not be installed over the Developer Previews.
  4. clunkmess macrumors 6502a


    Jul 28, 2011
    What is "AFAIK"?
  5. DarkRyoushii macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2013
    "As far as I know". And yes the GM is what is released to the app store and is what comes with new macs.
  6. ivnj macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2006
    Also when it does come out will I have to buy 2 copies. Or can I pay (lets estimate it costs 20 like before) and Install it on my mac mini and another machine like my dads laptop 2011 pro.
  7. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    As it's your father's computer he really ought to buy a copy for himself, but there's nothing stopping you from logging into your MAS account on his machine and installing it anyway.

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