Non-Developer Beta

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by TWO2SEVEN, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    I did. Hopefully I made the cut-off. 1M is a lot of users, though.
     
  3. TWO2SEVEN thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I am wondering if they let more than 1M sign up. It's possible that they took the page down once they hit 1M.

    EDIT: The sign up page is still accessible.
     
  4. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    I signed up. The website was very sluggish and took forever to go from step to step, but I made it, methinks. I was told I'd get an email when the beta was ready.
     
  5. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Do you expect 1.000.000 replies?
     
  6. TWO2SEVEN thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I was able to get through pretty quickly, even on my phone.
     
  7. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020

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    I did. I'm considering putting it on my 09 MBP. My late-13 is my main machine that I use for school, so I'll wait for the main release for that one even though it would run better.
     
  8. Traverse macrumors 604

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    I am registered, but they don't even have 10.9.4 beta available yet, let alone a public 10.10 beta.
     
  9. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Use the Mavericks Seed Configuration Utility!
     
  10. benji888 macrumors 68000

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    :confused: WTF is that? (I don't have it, 10.9.3 installed).

    ...I signed up, no email yet, but, if developers already have it, what's the wait for??


    ALSO, what about iOS 8? I'd like to try it out on my iPad mini (but not my iPhone 5 this time). I've tried to find a beta sign up for iOS 8, but can't find it. :confused:
     
  11. mmomega macrumors demi-god

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    That is what allows you to see updates to Mavericks, they started this back in ML. Install the seed utility and all beta updates show in the MAS under updates. You almost never had to visit the developer portal except for initial downloads, after that it's all "OTA" or "OVI" like iOS.
     
  12. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    There is no public beta for iOS 8.

    The public beta of 10.10 is different from the developer preview. Considering how buggy 10.10 DP1 is right now, they're probably waiting to release a more complete build to the public.
     
  13. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    Not the same thing

    There are two beta/preview programs:

    1. public beta's (like the 10.9.4) for OS X Mavericks - sign up for it for free and check you app updates. The public beta/preview for OS X Yosemite will arrive this (?) summer.
    2. developers previews iOS8 / OS X Yosemite - Pay $99 for it, get redeem code and download it from the app store

    ~ Cheers
     
  14. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    any updates on when the public beta will be available for download?
     
  15. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    I signed up for the public beta, and got the message saying "Thanks for signing up for the OS X Beta programme. We will email you when OS X Yosemite Beta is available for download" i'm hoping this means i'm in the beta programme.

    I have backed up my Macbook Pro to an external time machine hard drive, will i be ok to download it over my Mavericks or should i create and entirely new partition? i'm hoping it will be ok to download over my Mavericks, and then when the "public" version is released later this year i can download and install it over the beta version.
     
  16. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    The wait is no doubt so that developers can help iron out the majority of issues before those that are less 'tech-savvy' get to mess with it.

    The current version is not suitable for the general public. I think that we're going to see a few more developer releases before you get that download link.
     
  17. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Just for the record, it's a bad idea to install a beta OS on your primary machine.

    At least install to a separate partition or external drive.

    If you do choose to proceed with the beta on your primary, I strong recommend you take a clone of your drive/data beforehand and set it aside for safety.
     
  18. Traverse macrumors 604

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    What? I went to the Appleseed developer site, registered, snd downloaded the feedback tool. There was no other option to download anything else.
     
  19. GhettoMrBob macrumors regular

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    As BDM STUDIOS clearly stated:

    The developer preview is NOT for anyone besides devs. If you signed up for the consumer beta, you will NOT get the beta for some time. Apple stated that it will not be available until later in the summer.

    I don't understand why this is so difficult to understand.
     
  20. Traverse macrumors 604

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    I GET that! But Mr. RetroFire was exclaiming that there was some utility to download so I thought I had done something wrong. I realize that the public betas will come after the dev releases.
     
  21. Dave245 macrumors 601

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    My Macbook isn't my primary machine, my iMac is, i have however backed up to an external hard drive via time machine, is that enough? obviously i don't want the beta to ruin my Macbook but i do have the time machine to revert back to.
     
  22. mrt209 macrumors 6502

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    I got access to the beta program without applying. I have done a lot of bug reports in the past and been part of Apple Seed for a long time.
     
  23. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    I wonder if the dev previews will be any different to the public ones. I signed up to the public one with my personal Apple ID even though I'm a dev (sorry if I took someone's spot in the 1,000,000... :eek: ) as Yosemite is so good from what I've experienced I want to run it on my main machine, and I think by the time it's public there'll be better support and less bugs.

    I only develop for iOS at the moment so I just used Yosemite to play with rather than actually test any apps, but it really is great. A bit slow running off a USB 2 HDD but useable nonetheless.
     
  24. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Cool, just wouldn't want you to end up as one of those "I lost all my stuff!" people I'm sure we'll hear from. :cool:

    Personally, I'd do an actual disk clone to ensure I had the system fully as-is, but that may depend on storage used and what sort of unused drives you have. TM I'd think should be fine for a secondary system.
     

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