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Apple to seed beta version of OS X 10.8.3 after Thanksgiving weekend

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In a note to developers on Friday, Apple revealed that it will be seeding one of the first beta builds of OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion sometime after Nov. 26.

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People familiar with the upcoming beta told AppleInsider that the email was sent out to members of AppleSeed, the group of developers selected to test Apple's next Mac update, and said the invites the company sent out last month were "too early."

From the email:

Thanks for accepting our invitation to test OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3. The invites were sent out a little too early! We are working hard to provide you with a seed build soon, but we wanted to let you know that you have not missed any seed announcements. Please enjoy the USA Thanksgiving holiday! The Seed Team will be enjoying a break as well. Look for more information about the 10.8.3 seed during the week of November 26th.

Thanks for your patience!


AppleSeed participants began receiving invites on Oct. 31, signaling that a beta for the next version of Mountain Lion was nearing completion. In the past, AppleSeed members have receive builds of new Mac versions alongside registered OS X developers.

The most recent Mountain Lion update came in September when OS X 10.8.2 was released, bringing system-wide Facebook integration and other features.
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Great. Now I know about this without knowing anything about it. Anticipation sucks.

 

… Wonder what they added? lol.gif

 

I bet there's an update of some sort to Messages, given the timing of the beta end date.

Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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Originally Posted by Slurpy

There's just a TINY chance that Apple will also be able to figure out payments. Oh wait, they did already… …and you’re already f*ed.

 

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post #3 of 8
just hope they've sorted out the cut and paste and drag and drop issue.
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How about first issuing an emergency fix for the Macbook Pro and Retina Mid 2012 update that went out that is screwing up everyones computers with an emphasis in the "Keychain" area? Having to re-install Mac OS X from scratch to fix a problem is not a good solution Apple. You messed up big.

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Great, can they FINALLY add AirPlay to the QuickTime Player?! sheesh!
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Will it actually work this time? I've really been shocked at the lack of reliability with this update. There are times that it has felt like OS 9.2.2, or even worse System 7.5. I've had a great many MS Office crashes interacting with Mail, and various other applications hanging or closing. Even the wireless has felt kind of flaky for the first time in a while.
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I'm hoping they would work on improving on performance issue...such as slowness.
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Originally Posted by koban4max View Post

I'm hoping they would work on improving on performance issue...such as slowness.

Mountain Lion is very fast. Unless of course you have Spotlight re-indexing, Photo Stream uploading, Face recognition running on thousands of photos and Updates being installed (to name a few things) all running with a slow internet connection on an old Mac with a slow and nearly full hard drive. 1wink.gif
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