Feeds

Apple said to be prepping public beta for OS X Yosemite

New Mac OS set to open to the masses

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Apple could soon release its OS X Yosemite platform to the general public as an open beta.

A report from 9to5Mac cites sources briefed on the matter in reporting that the Mac maker will be putting the new version of OS X out as a rare public beta later this month.

Apple unveiled the OS X Yosemite update in early June at its WorldWide Developer Conference (WWDC) as the successor to last year's OS X Mavericks release.

The Yosemite release will include new versions of the Safari web browser and an updated Mail app as well as new integration options for iOS devices. An early report from an online ad and metrics firm suggested that as many as four times more developers have adopted Yosemite than did Mavericks in its developer preview stage, suggesting heightened interest in the new OS X.

Users who do opt to grab the public beta of OS X Yosemite should do so with all due caution. As with all beta releases, Yosemite would be very much in its bug-testing phases, meaning the release will be unstable.

Apple aims to release the final version of Yosemite this (northern) Fall/Autumn. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
UNIX greybeards threaten Debian fork over systemd plan
'Veteran Unix Admins' fear desktop emphasis is betraying open source
Sign off my IT project or I’ll PHONE your MUM
Honestly, it’s a piece of piss
Return of the Jedi – Apache reclaims web server crown
.london, .hamburg and .公司 - that's .com in Chinese - storm the web server charts
Chrome 38's new HTML tag support makes fatties FIT and SKINNIER
First browser to protect networks' bandwith using official spec
Admins! Never mind POODLE, there're NEW OpenSSL bugs to splat
Four new patches for open-source crypto libraries
Torvalds CONFESSES: 'I'm pretty good at alienating devs'
Admits to 'a metric ****load' of mistakes during work with Linux collaborators
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.