Update from GM to public rls?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Dirtyharrydev, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Dirtyharrydev macrumors member

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    Hi guys,
    When the GM rls and if you install it, do you need to wipe and install before your updateing to the public rls ?
     
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    You don't need to wipe and install OS X ever, unless you've knackered it yourself.
     
  3. Synaesthesia242 macrumors member

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    Actually I don't believe you can always update from a beta version to the GM/Final. (I stand corrected here)

    GM is the same as final version.
     
  4. w0lf macrumors 65816

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    GM = Public Release

    GM is what they put on new devices before they ship them out to stores.
     
  5. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    I am pretty sure I have seen times when Apple SAID that you CAN'T, but in each case you actually could.
     
  6. MeUnix macrumors 6502

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    The GM release is the same as the public release.

    I figured this out when I had the iOS 7 GM on my iPhone and when it was released to the public, my iPhone was "Up to date" :p
     
  7. jhfenton macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, they say that in the developer docs routinely, but I believe it's just to remind folks that there are no guarantees when it comes to installing and running OS X DP releases. They haven't orphaned any OS X DP releases in the time frame that I've been paying close attention (just the last few years).
     
  8. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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  9. FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    Not this again....

    Every year, every OS X or iOS the same question.

    There should be a sticky about what GM means.
     
  10. MacinJosh macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely. Makes life unbearable, doesn't it?
     
  11. FrancoisC, Oct 3, 2013
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    FrancoisC macrumors 6502

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    #11
    Don't put words in my mouth that I did not say :p

    What I'm saying, and I'm sure you noticed yourself since you've been here a while; this particular question comme often.

    There should be a sticky not just for this, but also for other terms that people with less knowledge could read to prevent the same things from being asked again and again :)
     

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