Yosemite, the first public beta of Apple’s forthcoming OS X 10.10 software update, will be available to download from today for testing ahead of its fall release this year as scheduled.
Last month, Apple unveiled the computer software in San Francisco, at Worldwide Developers Conference. This new operating system carries a new look by carrying a refined toolbar, notification-center features along with a dark mode. Yosemite will also synchronize with Apple’s iOS mobile operating system by using AirDrop file-sharing or iMessage messaging.
The first million users to sign up at the OS X Beta Program website will be able to test Yosemite before the OS is released. The signed up users will thus receive a redemption code to enter in the Mac App Store. After entering the code, Yosemite installer app will be automatically download to the Mac book. Future updates to the beta software will be downloaded automatically. The update will take effect via the system’s standard software update functionality.
Mac running OS X Mavericks, a freeware available on the Mac App Store is required for the update. The software is still in pre-release testing and may contain issues so Apple recommends installing the OS X Yosemite Beta on a secondary Mac. New features like phone calls, SMS, Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and iCloud drive may not be available right now, warns Apple to the users.