Apple Releases Sixth OS X Yosemite Public Beta

os_x_yosemite_round_iconApple today released the sixth Yosemite public beta for its beta testers, following the release of the fifth Yosemite public beta on Tuesday of last week alongside the second golden master candidate of OS X Yosemite. The new public beta carries build number 14A388b, very close to the third Yosemite golden master candidate build 14A388a seeded to developers late last week.

The software update can be downloaded through the software update function of the Mac App Store.

OS X Yosemite brings a flatter, more modern look to OS X, with an emphasis on translucency and redesigned dock, windows, and more. It also includes a multitude of new features, such as improved integration with iOS 8 through Continuity, a new "Today" view in Notification Center that offers integration with third-party apps, a retooled Spotlight search with new data sources, and several new features for apps like Mail, Safari, and Messages.

Over the course of the beta testing period, each Developer Preview has added new features and refined the look and performance of OS X Yosemite, although changes have become less obvious in more recent builds as Apple begins finalizing Yosemite ahead of its public release.

Apple is expected to launch Yosemite soon after the iPad event that it is planning to hold this Thursday.

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Top Rated Comments

macintologist Avatar
126 months ago
Upvote if you will be downloading and installing Yosemite on all your Macs on day one.
Score: 96 Votes (Like | Disagree)
afsnyder Avatar
126 months ago
It doesn't look modern at all. Unless 2005 is now considered "modern".

You honestly think..

This.



Looks like this...

Score: 63 Votes (Like | Disagree)
5t3f4n Avatar
126 months ago
Upvote if you will be downloading and installing Yosemite on all your Macs on day one.
I would downvote your post for asking for upvotes if I could.
What do you think this is, 9gag?
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
theBostonian Avatar
126 months ago
It doesn't look modern at all. Unless 2005 is now considered "modern".

Because transparency and flat effects were so common back then. Why heck, I remember how XP was so transparent I could actually see inside my CRT and watch it at work. :rolleyes:
Score: 33 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Small White Car Avatar
126 months ago
Have you heard of OS X Tiger? It was released in 2005 and it was plenty "flat". Just about as "flat" as you could ever imagine.
Literally everything in this image looks like you could wrap your fingers around it.



This is the most un-flat OS I've ever seen. You could not have picked a worse example if you'd tried. Even the menu bar looks like you could slide your fingers up behind it.

Do you think that if you say opposite things enough times we'll all believe you?
Score: 28 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tough Guy Avatar
126 months ago
It doesn't look modern at all. Unless 2005 is now considered "modern".
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)