It’s official – you don’t have to be a developer to have access to Apple’s OS X Yosemite (OS X 10.10) anymore. The i-devices maker will very soon be making its latest operating system available to anyone.
If you recall, it promised to release the latest OS to the public sometime in Q2, and now it’s revealed that tomorrow would be the day it does so (you can get it as early as tomorrow morning). But there’s a catch – it’s going to be kicked off in beta mode.
What that means for you, is that you’ve got to be signed up to Apple’s OS X Beta Program before you can get the development. Once you do so, Apple will provide you with a redemption code, which you can then use to download the program from the Mac App Store.
But you’ve got to keep in mind that it is on Yosemite Beta mode – implying that there’s a possibility for bugs and glitches to crop up at anytime, so we’d strongly suggest you do a full back-up of your computer if you’re willing to take the risk and get on it now.
On the bright side, if you do come across anything buggy, you can use the handy “feedback assistant” app tool Apple’s said to be releasing alongside the public beta version tomorrow to leave your problems and comments for it to work on.
Also, not all of the final release features will be made available on Beta, because quite a few of the interconnectivity features depend on the yet-to-be-released iOS 8 mobile OS. What you will get though is a new set of icons, translucent windows and toolbars, a new design, and better integration with your iPhone or iPad.
The final release has been reported to be available sometime in Q3 this year, with some rumours claiming it could arrive as early as October. Oh, and did we mention that both the beta and final versions are free?
[Source: Business Insider]