Apple's OS X Yosemite public beta is now available for download

We reported yesterday that OS X 10.10 public beta would be available today, and Apple has now started sending out its beta invitations to the public for OS X Yosemite. The beta is only open to the first one million people who sign up and if you have not done so yet, you can get your name on the list here.

Invitations will arrive in your inbox and will provide you with the instructions on how to download the beta. The build is said to be one version newer than what has been released in the dev channel but we don't yet know what bugs, if any, were fixed in the latest version of the OS.

With that caveat, we have been using the most recent developer preview for a few days and it is stable. There are a few graphical bugs here and there and occasionally an app will lock up, but for the most part, it runs quite well.

If you have questions about the public beta release, make sure to head into our forums where an active discussion about OS X 10.10 is taking place.

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Been using it since DP4 and it's been solid since 4. I run Logic and do song writing. I don't really have any crashes or freezes or anything. It's a well needed facelift to OS X that leaves the others looking dated.

Dlin now .. currently running the latest DP preview and this beta is a newer build, but dont forget apple said its gonna release more DP releases between the first beta and final release that the general public wont get, so if youre running the DP preview and install the beta, youll get a couple updates still

It's one version newer than Beta 4 from what I have heard. I decided to make the leap and use it my main OS today. I have been running it off an SSD but its stable enough and runs what I want it to run and need it to run.

Ran into a launchd eating up resources and spinning my fans up and keeping them running. It was an indexing issue with Outlook 2011 from the log reports. So I booted it into safe mode and then restarted it normally and it went away after a few minutes. All nice and quiet again.

I upgraded over my Maverick 10.9.4 and all is well with the world now.

Just got my first Mac a 2 days ago and trying this, still learning the system, but this is very pleasing on the eyes, beautiful OS indeed.

I am signed up for the beta but I grabbed a copy of 10.10 from the web and I am running that. It updates when the paid devs get their updates. It works fine.

There have been four developer previews and one public beta release. Whichever way you choose to look at it, this isn't the beta 4 ;)

KeR said,
This is not 10.10 Beta 1, it is actually Beta 4, but officially it is the first public one.
It's called Beta 1 in the App Store, ergo that is what it is :p

I'm guessing not anytime soon. The "X" ("10") is now very much associated with the Mac OS. You know, marketing, of which Apple knows about a lot.

Necronos said,
When are they going to ditch the "X" thing?

I'm wondering when Microsoft is going to ditch the "Windows" thing?

protocol7 said,
A lot of people (myself included) are getting codes that have already been redeemed :(
No issue for me.. \o/

protocol7 said,
A lot of people (myself included) are getting codes that have already been redeemed :(

Once the site came back up it's working.