To Beta Test OS, or not?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Jericho14, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. Jericho14 macrumors member

    Jericho14

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    I signed up to Beta Test the next MAC OS, and am downloading the file as I type.
    Are there any Beta testers out here?
    What are your opinions of Beta testing, as opposed to simply waiting for the final new OS release?
    TIA
     
  2. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    I'm beta testing iOS 9 and OS 10.11, El Capitan. If you can put up with some things not working as they should, I can, then it's a lot of fun. iOS 9 rocks.
     
  3. Jericho14 thread starter macrumors member

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    Any idea when El Capitan will officially be out?
     
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  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    A word of advice:

    DON'T attempt to "beta test" on your "main" drive.

    Install the beta onto an external drive, or at the very least, onto its own partition.

    You will see report after report after report on this forum, from folks who are "stuck with the new beta" because they "installed over" their main OS, are having problems, and can't figure out how to "get back to where they once belonged"...
     
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    This! Do not use it on your main working machine. If you use your machine day in and day out for work and or productivity, do not install the software on it. Plain and simple.

    If you are unsure about how to do any of the above, the beta software is probably not for you.
     

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