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OS X Yosemite Public Beta: Get Ready to Install It Soon

by Todd Haselton | July 21, 2014July 21, 2014 1:00 pm PST

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We’ve been testing the OS X Yosemite beta since launch thanks to a developer account, but soon anyone with interest in Apple’s next major operating system update will be able to give it a whirl. The company confirmed during WWDC that it was going to offer an OS X Yosemite public beta, and on Monday 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman said that it will launch later this month.

On that front, Apple on Monday just launched the latest version of the OS X Yosemite Developer Preview, the fourth such release since it was made available, later today. Apple also released iOS beta 4, which we’ll be bringing you a hands-on with later today.

iOS 8 has been super buggy in our experience with the software, but OS X Yosemite on the other hand has been pretty stable. To be safe, you probably won’t want to install the OS X Yosemite public beta on a machine you rely on for work or school, though we haven’t had any issues on our 2012 MacBook Air. We’ll let you know if the updates hit later today, and when the public preview of OS X Yosemite is officially available for everyone.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...