Apple Seeds Third OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite Beta to Developers

os_x_yosemite_round_iconApple today seeded the third beta of OS X 10.10.5 to developers, nearly one week after seeding the second 10.10.5 beta and more than a month after releasing OS X 10.10.4 to the public.

Today's beta, build 14F25a, can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store or through the Apple Developer Center.

The first and second OS X 10.10.5 betas did not appear to include any consumer-facing changes, so it's likely that this update focuses on behind-the-scenes bug fixes and performance enhancements. OS X 10.10.5 beta 2 introduced a fix for the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE exploit that's been making headlines over the last few days, and the security flaw will be patched as soon as OS X 10.10.5 is released to the public.

Because we're just a couple of months away from the public release of OS X 10.11 El Capitan, OS X 10.10.5 will likely be one of the last updates to Yosemite, designed to prepare the operating system for its imminent retirement. It will, of course, continue to get bug fixes and minor repairs even after El Capitan's release to patch security flaws and fix other issues.

Over the course of its lifespan, OS X Yosemite has received four updates. The first two brought bug fixes and security improvements, while OS X 10.10.3, the most significant update to Yosemite, introduced the new Photos app, Force Touch APIs, new emoji features, and more.

OS X 10.10.4, the current version of OS X Yosemite, introduced multiple bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements, including the removal of the problematic Discoveryd process.

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Top Rated Comments

deviant Avatar
117 months ago
why even bother with it. el capitan is like snow leopard to yosemite. it runs on every yosemite-compatible mac.. yosemite is Lion of this generation, lol.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
redheeler Avatar
117 months ago
why even bother with it. el capitan is like snow leopard to yosemite. it runs on every yosemite-compatible mac.. yosemite is Lion of this generation, lol.
There's no need for someone to post something like this every time a new Yosemite beta comes out. We get it, El Capitan performs better. But some people want a stable OS, which is understandable.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
You are the One Avatar
117 months ago
I can only speak for myself and with my setup and use of apps Yosemite 10.10.5 (14F25a) is rock solid, no lag whatsoever, none of the problems some experience.

El Cap latest PB on the other hand... You really feel it's a beta. I'll enjoy El Cap when it's released, at the moment I'm very happy with 10.10.5.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rodpascoe Avatar
117 months ago
One of the core focuses in 10.11 is stability, and Yosemite is still pretty buggy at this point. Either way, his post didn't warrant such a rude reply. It's just an OS.
People are so rude on the internet - they'd never dream of saying the things they say in forums to peoples faces.

Agree with you fully, very rude reply to his entitled opinion.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Planey28 Avatar
117 months ago
There's no need for someone to post something like this every time a new Yosemite beta comes out. We get it, El Capitan performs better. But some people want a stable OS, which is understandable.
One of the core focuses in 10.11 is stability, and Yosemite is still pretty buggy at this point. Either way, his post didn't warrant such a rude reply. It's just an OS.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
man3ster Avatar
117 months ago
I do not think apple should roll out new versions of os x every year. they should stay focused on stability and quality. only release software when it is stable and ready. this drive to come up with new things to put into os x every year is going to complicate the mac experience.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)