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Topic # 150534 25-Jul-2014 18:35
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Has anyone got the public beta or been running the beta for a while as they are a dev?

 

 

 

just got the public beta today, running off an external drive just to test it out. I'm liking it. can't test any of the continuity features as I'm not a dev with the iOS 8 beta. 

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  Reply # 1095854 25-Jul-2014 20:15
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About to throw it on an external drive for testing....

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  Reply # 1095907 25-Jul-2014 22:46
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I've got it running on my sole and main machine, a 2010 15" MacBook Pro with 2.4Gz i5 and 840 Evo SSD. Everything seems to run really well, I love the new UI. So far I've only had two issues, one where Finder got a beachball and I had to relaunch it, and one with an updating app. I know what they say about running betas on your only piece of hardware, but I'm willing to do so, besides, I've got my Time Machine backup I can always restore to. 

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  Reply # 1095910 25-Jul-2014 22:53
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JoshWright: I've got it running on my sole and main machine, a 2010 15" MacBook Pro with 2.4Gz i5 and 840 Evo SSD. Everything seems to run really well, I love the new UI. So far I've only had two issues, one where Finder got a beachball and I had to relaunch it, and one with an updating app. I know what they say about running betas on your only piece of hardware, but I'm willing to do so, besides, I've got my Time Machine backup I can always restore to. 


Exactly the same except on 2013 MBA. We live dangerously.




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  Reply # 1095961 26-Jul-2014 06:33
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I am not going to run the Beta but I am looking forward to this release, it looks very good.




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  Reply # 1095966 26-Jul-2014 08:33
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It has lots of little bugs at the moment; be sure to report everything that you find :)

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  Reply # 1096190 26-Jul-2014 15:49
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Behodar: It has lots of little bugs at the moment; be sure to report everything that you find :)


What have you found so far so I know what to look out for?

I've yet to see any issues and I'm surprised how stable it is so far. 





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  Reply # 1096206 26-Jul-2014 16:00
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Are you liking it?




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  Reply # 1096240 26-Jul-2014 16:51
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I installed it on my 13" 2013 MBA with no problems. I did a Time Machine backup first.




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  Reply # 1096268 26-Jul-2014 18:09
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I installed the Yosemite Beta 1 last night, no issues with the install - Took a bit of time to download the 5GB+ installer, but after that, only about 20min to perform the upgrade - This is on my main machine, a mid-2012 rMBP.

Initial impressions are good, I haven't found too many bugs apart from automatic discovery of other computers connected to the network/internet but when forcing a connection via. Finder > Connect to Server this then makes the computers appear in the Finder sidebar. All apps I have used so far appear to be working correctly with no bugs (apart from Hands Off!) - Safari is fast and responsive. I must admit the OS is very pretty to look at, and is a pleasure to use - Looking forward to the final polished version and especially for a good, useable version of iOS8 so I can utilise handoff and Continuity features :)

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  Reply # 1096270 26-Jul-2014 18:14
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tardtasticx: What have you found so far so I know what to look out for?

Mainly just graphical and other minor issues (scroll bars appearing black, network interface icons chopped off, menu bar icons disappearing in dark mode, screen corruption when selecting a new user account picture, walking tracks shown as roads in Maps, files in the Trash after a clean install).

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  Reply # 1096271 26-Jul-2014 18:14
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I installed it then reverted it in mavericks pretty quickly. Safari was pretty glitchy and netflix wouldn't play and the one time it played the ui was tiny.

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  Reply # 1096275 26-Jul-2014 18:38
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Rock solid on my 2011 MBA so far.  I was running B1 when it came out and it was buggy as hell.  This is a major difference compared to that.  Only issue I've noticed so far is menubar icons not appearing nicely when in Dark Mode, but that's purely because they're 3rd party apps and haven't updated their graphics to cater for dark mode yet.

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  Reply # 1096282 26-Jul-2014 19:04
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I installed it on my 2012 MBP

The only issue's I've found is that when you close/re-open the mail app it scrolls right down to the bottom of your inbox rather then to the top (May be something I'm doing, but I've never noticed it before) and for some reason Notification Centre constantly states there is tornado warnings in my area. Apart from those can't see any noticeable differences.




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  Reply # 1096283 26-Jul-2014 19:06
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taneb1: for some reason Notification Centre constantly states there is tornado warnings in my area.

Hah, mine's doing that too (Whakatane).

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  Reply # 1096308 26-Jul-2014 20:34
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I've run all the beta's on my daily driver 2012 rMPB. Preview 1 and 2 had terrible WiFi issues, took ages to connect and had poor performance. 5GHz WiFi is still not working very well for me but 2.4 is all good. I get the feeling that battery life is not as good as Mavericks. Looks more modern, I like it! Would use 'dark mode' but most of the third party icons on my menu bar look nasty or disappear.  

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