Gold Master to official 10.8

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by eastamherstbias, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. eastamherstbias macrumors 6502

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    I just have a simple question.

    If I install Gold Master what happens when 10.8 is official?

    Will I just go into the app store and hit install for 10.8 or do I need to put a fresh copy on?
     
  2. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    Historically, the GM is exactly identical to the released version, with the same build number and everything. If that's the case here, you won't need to do anything.
     
  3. eastamherstbias thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But what happens if it is different or expires.
     
  4. duyvan82 macrumors member

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    then you're screwed
     
  5. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It won't expire. In the very unlikely event it is different, you can download the final from the App store.
     
  6. vanc macrumors 6502

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    You can always upgrade from App Store. I upgraded the preinstalled Lion on my rMBP to ML DP4, and then GM. Can surely upgrade to final release if it's different than GM.

    I did that for Snow Leopard as well.

    BTW, I'm a professional Mac developer.
     
  7. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    And the OP obviously isn't...
     
  8. vanc macrumors 6502

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    If OP wants to upgrade from App Store, you have to pay for the upgrade. There is no free upgrade, even from the GM copy. As a developer, I upgraded with the redemption codes.
     
  9. eastamherstbias thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yeah I don't care about paying. I just did not want my macbook pro to go dark like with previous ios betas.
     
  10. Senseotech macrumors 6502a

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    Most likely, this GM will be the same version that will be released to the public in the App Store.
     
  11. eastamherstbias thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am a long time consumer beta tester (win 7/8, ios 3/4/5/6) with a fair amount of intelligence.
     
  12. jnl1211 macrumors 6502

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    The same thing will happen that happened with Lion.

    Upon Lion release I went to the App Store and Lion already said "Installed"
     

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