Apple have released a beta version of its new OS X Yosemite. It gives consumers the chance to try out the new OS or for a better word, gives 1 million opinions and bug fixes to Apple for free. This has caused a stir for ”Apple fanboys” and has become the much talked about subject in recent tech news.
Early reviews of the pre-release build are favorable, with several reviewers noting improvements in Safari, Messaging and Notifications. Notably missing from the beta, however, are the highly anticipated Continuity features that allow for the integration of OS X with an iPhone or iPad running iOS 8, as only Yosemite is included in the program.
To sign up for the beta program, users must have a Mac running OS X Mavericks and need to register with an Apple ID on Apple’s website. Apple cautions members to install the OS on a secondary Mac as it is beta software and may cause unexpected errors or other issues. Users may also create a partition and install the beta OS on a seperate part of a hardrive. To take part in the beta program Apple have limited participation to the first one million registrars.
Users have already complained that they were getting an error message explaining that their code was already in use. Apple have responded by suggesting consumers should refresh the beta program redemption page to generate a new code