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“Take Control of Beta Testing Yosemite” Says It All

Members of Apple’s Mac Developer Program were given early access to a preview version of the new operating system, and Apple began accepting signups from the general public. That public beta (a slightly later version than Developer Preview 4, released earlier this week) is now available — and so is a new Take Control book about beta testing Yosemite!

I love it that Joe Kissell has written a book about beta software. If you’re messing with the beta, it would be a good idea to read this book.

via TidBITS: “Take Control of Beta Testing Yosemite” Says It All.

No, Your App Isn’t Compatible with Yosemite

I got a press release in my inbox just now, telling me about an app that is compatible with OS X 10.10 Yosemite. “This latest version of APPNAME adds support for Yosemite, OS X 10.10.” Sorry, you’re wrong. Your app may be compatible with the latest beta of Yosemite, but claiming that it’s compatible with […]

How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive

If you do decide to participate in the Yosemite beta program, I recommend creating a bootable installer drive, on an external hard drive or a thumb drive (USB stick), for many of the same reasons I recommend making a bootable Mavericks installer drive: If you want to install the Yosemite beta on multiple Macs, using a bootable installer drive can be more convenient than downloading or copying the entire installer to each computer.

Naturally, if you have a developer account, and work with the betas, you may want to do this. It’s very useful if you run into problems and need to reinstall Yosemite, which I’ve had to do a couple of times since the first release.

via How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive | Macworld.

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