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Apple Seeds OS X 10.8.5 Build 12F17 to Developers

Apple today seeded build 12F17 of OS X 10.8.5 to developers, offering a third version of the next Mac operating system update for testing. The release comes one week after the appearance of the previous beta of OS X 10.8.5, build 12F13.

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As with previous betas, the update comes with no known issues and can be downloaded via Apple's Developer Page or through the software update tool in the Mac App Store.

Testing on OS X 10.8.5 comes as Apple is also continuing work on its next major version of OS X, Mavericks. Apple has already seeded two developer previews of OS X Mavericks and has announced that it will launch the new operating system to the public this fall.

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15 months ago

Can any one explain to me why they are still doing this instead of putting extra work in Mavericks? Not that it bothers me, just asking


Mavericks isn't coming for months, and there are things in Mountain Lion that need fixing.
Rating: 14 Votes
15 months ago

Can any one explain to me why they are still doing this instead of putting extra work in Mavericks? Not that it bothers me, just asking


Because otherwise, people would start crying because "apple doesn't care about mountain lion any more" and some people will complain that mavericks is a piece of **** and they rather stay with snow leopard...
Rating: 8 Votes
15 months ago

Can any one explain to me why they are still doing this instead of putting extra work in Mavericks? Not that it bothers me, just asking


Because many people still run ML and will even after Mavericks comes out. ML will likely be the end of the line for some older Macs and Apple has done fairly well in supporting legacy machines even past the five year end of life.
Rating: 8 Votes
15 months ago
Gonna miss those cats when they're gone.
Rating: 7 Votes
15 months ago

(not trolling)

first time that safari has ever been snappier for me....running rMBP.....but it might also just be because safari in mavs is horrible


Are you kidding me? Safari 7.0 finally solves the memory issue which was introduced in 5.1 where when you open many tabs, web process just crashes. 7.0 does not have that, the single most annoying Safari bug in 2 years being solved finally.
Rating: 5 Votes
15 months ago

Gonna miss those cats when they're gone.


Me too, every time I look at that new wave background it makes me want to go for a p***
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago

Because otherwise, people would start crying because "apple doesn't care about mountain lion any more" and some people will complain that mavericks is a piece of **** and they rather stay with snow leopard...


Snow leopard...and what is wrong with Panther ????

:D
Rating: 4 Votes
15 months ago

Chrome remains terrible for me on my 15" rMBP; the scrolling is nowhere near smooth, whereas Safari is excellent.

There are couple little things I do miss from Chrome, notably favicons on the tabs for easy identification and the tiny fact that when closing a lot of tabs, chrome doesn't resize them until you mouse away from the tab area so the targets you may be trying to click aren't moving.


Safari 7.0 with Mavericks does that.
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago

For the latest beta seed, can someone, who has used it, find it within themselves to just stated the speed of shutdown in seconds, with no further comment, either positive or negative. i.e. no comments such as, "Why are people upset with slow shutdown times". Just empirically state the shutdown time, in seconds, period. Full stop. No comment.


Doesn't that solely depend on what's running, what you have installed, how much data you have, health of your hard disk, how much RAM you have, what hard disk you have, how much disk space is available..................................................
Rating: 2 Votes
15 months ago
To be honest, ever since, many months ago - when I discovered that Chrome, back then, was faster than Safari - I have deleted Safari from the dock and never used it again. It's similar to mindshare - once a company has lost it, it's harder to get it back.

All your comments have prompted me to try Safari again, and it seems Mavericks Safari is even better (?)
Rating: 1 Votes

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