Why is it beta anyway? I do indeed sometimes get update messages saying something like "thank you for participating in the beta" - I never chose or agreed to participate in a beta, I just installed Steam for Mac the way it came.
Very often when I launch Steam all the pages like the store, community and news are black, and you have to restart for it to work. Other than scrolling being really jerky and slow and it not always registering mouse clicks and achievements showing on top of all windows, I have no issues
there is a way to go to the regular version - I don't recall atm but I'll check later and post it here for u. I know it because I CHOOSE to test the beta.
As for your games' library, it'll show all your games - including non Mac ones - regardless of you being on a Mac.
And as for the other stuff, I'll check it out later and post a reply as well.
No steam games start in OSX with Steam. You just get a blank screen. No matter what kind of tweaks you use. While the Windows Steam version works fine. You need a few tweaks of course, but Source engine based games are playable. I play CS:S and HL2 daily.
I'm told that this is because the GMA950 is $h1te in OpenGL. Mostly because Apple's dropped the 950 like a hot brick and never bothered to write proper drivers for it.
Windows however, has some modded drivers that actually moves this card from the "Utter rubbish" category, to merely "Awful".
Ah, the GMA950, a quick google and now I understand. Last used in a circa 2007 Macbook and MacMini, 5 years old. Ancient! Sorry, don't mean to rub it in. As you know, your game playing on it will be limited. A little shocking that you can't run Steam though and get a picture.
Don't confuse me for a Steam fan though. I have issues with online DRM...
Its just sad that you loose so much of its potential in its native OS. I mean, shouldn't a mac work 100 times better in OSX than Windows? It was designed for OSX after all.