OS X Yosemite Beta download available to the public, fix for code redemption bug issued


Earlier today, Apple made the beta version of its new Mac operating system available to the public. Yosemite was only available for a few hours when it quickly became apparent that the code redemption system wasn’t working for everyone. If you’ve been having issues installing it, you’ll be glad to know there is a pretty easy fix for the problem. As noted by 9to5Mac, all you need to do is sign-in here and refresh the beta program redemption page.

As with any beta software it’s worth weighing up the pros and cons of installing a non-finished product, especially if your one and only Mac is your primary computing device. There are going to be bugs in the operating system, and also – almost certainly – some problems with third party apps not running or working as they should.

Other issues know about in the Yosemite software are:

Safari may hang when playing certain Netflix content.
iPhoto 9.5.1 and Aperture 3.5.1 are required on OS X Yosemite. Update to these versions from the Mac App Store.
When entering edit mode in iPhoto, a black screen may be displayed instead of the selected photo.
Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing may not function properly when both iPhoto and Aperture are installed.
The shared purchase history page on the Mac App Store is disabled for Family Sharing accounts.
iCloud Drive may appear empty in the Finder after first time setup. Restart to resolve this problem.
AirDrop may not show nearby Macs.
Sending files to another Mac using AirDrop may not work.

Let us know if you have any issues installing Yosemite, and if you get it up and running. What are your favourite features so far? Give us a shout in the comments or catch me on Twitter: @PhoneDog_Cam

Source: 9to5Mac

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  • Maxwell S. Overholt

    What if that doesn’t work? (It didn’t in my case)