Yosemite Beta 3 ready for prime time?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by netdog, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Hi Guys

    We need to start testing Yosemite but don't have what I'd call an extra machine, but we do have a portable that, while used in the field, can become something less than a production machine (though it will have to run networked iTunes media on site and particularly in client sites).

    Is Yosemite 3 pretty reliable/stable and able to run most software?

    We'd be putting it on a 2012 MBP Retina if that's any help.

    Also considering installing Yosemite Beta 3 on a mid 2010 Mac Mini Media Server. Yes? No?
  2. rmercier macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2014
    In my experience..yes. I've been running PB 1 as my main OS (upgraded from Mavericks) with little to no probs...now on PB 3, good to go, not looking back.

    I have not experienced any of the mail or other probs mentioned in other posts. The only issue I have is slow shutdown times, but not a deal breaker.
  3. melman101 macrumors 68030

    Sep 3, 2009
    I just jumped aboard on PB3... Been using Mavericks before it.

    Excluding the signature problem in Mail.app, everything else seems pretty stable and 100%
  4. willrun4fun macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2013
    I am tempted to jump. I have been running DP10 on a second partition and thinking of putting PB3 on my primary mavericks, after making a CCC backup of course.
  5. Noldat macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2014
    Quick question if anybody knows from previous osX beta, if i install PB3 will i have to do a re install when the retail version comes out or will i just receive an upgrade.
  6. 5aga macrumors 6502


    Feb 18, 2003
    Gig City
  7. robertosh macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2011
    I've used it since PB1 in a secondary machine but it became the primary now:). PB1 had a lot of graphic bugs but any serious problem. Now the PB3 has all graphical bugs resolved and runs very good and fast now. I'm amazed of how well it runs on a 4 year old machine.

    Safari still needs more performance improvements from my point of view.
  8. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    14A361c is ready. All it needs are those new iMacs in October then it will be done.
  9. n-evo macrumors 65816


    Aug 9, 2013
    Public Beta 3 didn't appear for me until today.
  10. MaxPayne79 macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2014
    That's how i feel about DP8. It's really, really nice. No more public wifi issues and they FINALLY enabled hardware acceleration in safari so it's insanely fast. Have noticed a battery dip because of it tho but it's still okay. Hope they optimize that in the next DP release but otherwise from what I can tell it's good to go. :)
  11. Ai-apple macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2013
    The 5GHz band WiFi connection on rMBP is still unstable comparing to Mavericks'. Hope it will be resolved when it's released in Oct. Everything else is looking pretty good.
  12. sporadicMotion macrumors 65816


    Oct 18, 2008
    Your girlfriends place
    I use it on my work laptop but I've left my desktop on Mavericks as a "just in case". I haven't had any issues though. In fact, my work VPN connection is more stable.
  13. iL15hts macrumors regular


    Jun 16, 2011
  14. Oirectine macrumors regular


    Aug 11, 2003
    I've been using it for two days and absolutely love it. I've only run into two bugs:

    1) My notes in the Note app are suddenly doubled.

    2) In one installation screen or something, the text was messed up and bunched at the bottom. I don't think I could reproduce this one if I tried!

    Both of these are acceptable for all the kickass improvements, IMO.
  15. CaTOAGU macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2008
    Manchester, UK
    It's unstable on my iMac too. It stays connected but the connection speed varies wildly from 280mps to 1170 mbps every few seconds. Mavericks never dropped below 870mpbs.

    Other than that, there's no real issues I've found. Seems stable enough to release as is.
  16. Drich290195 macrumors 6502


    Apr 2, 2011
    is handoff working in pb3 can't seem to get it too work
  17. rmercier macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2014
    Strange, my PB 3 biuld # ends in P....and it is good to go for prime time baby!!!


    Doesn't work on my 2011 MBA...my understanding is that it only works for the DP's....those of us on PB's have to wait for the official release...again, to my understanding and from what I've heard...
  18. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
  19. Peace macrumors Core


    Apr 1, 2005
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    Thats because you're using the public beta. I'm using the developer preview.

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