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Apple releases first OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion beta to developers

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Less than one month after debuting OS X 10.8.4, Apple on Wednesday seeded the first OS X 10.8.5 Mountain Lion beta build to developers, with the latest maintenance update possibly looking to stabilize the operating system ahead of an OS X 10.9 Mavericks launch this fall.

12F9


People familiar with the beta, dubbed build 12F9, said Apple is asking developers to focus on existing Mountain Lion features, including Wi-Fi and graphics.

The latest beta comes two weeks after Apple issued the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.4 maintenance update to Mac users, which brought Wi-Fi improvements, compatibility with Microsoft Exchange and a host of bug fixes.

Apple is expected to release the next-generation OS X 10.9 Mavericks this fall, and a preview has already been seeded to the development community.
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I'm really looking forward to 10.10
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Sorry, but I really hate those kind of "articles".

 

First beta of the fifth dot update....like WHO CARES?

 

Such non information.

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Sorry, but I really hate those kind of "articles".

First beta of the fifth dot update....like WHO CARES?

Such non information.

Well it's useful for some of us with dev accounts as I haven't even had an email from Apple yet so this was the first I knew, so grabbing it now. Sorry it wastes space on your screen.
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Been using Apple since Apple ][ - Long on AAPL so biased
nMac Pro 6 Core, MacBookPro i7, MacBookPro i5, iPhones 5 and 5s, iPad Air, 2013 Mac mini, SE30, IIFx, Towers; G4 & G3.
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Such non information.

Yes, but we all clicked the link--and that's what matters to ad-supported media.

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Originally Posted by japm View Post

Sorry, but I really hate those kind of "articles".

 

First beta of the fifth dot update....like WHO CARES?

 

Such non information.

 

Hmmmmm.... This is a Apple news/rumor site, and the story is Apple related, so I fail to see what the problem is here.  If you don't like reading little tidbits about what's going on with Apple, perhaps this isn't the site for you.  If you just want coverage of the big Apple news that only happens every so often perhaps CNN, or The Guardian websites would be better suited for someone of your interest level in Apple products.

 

 

I for one am happy to see this item, as it shows that just because 10.9 is around the corner, Apple isn't just stopping all 10.8 development.  No new features probably will be added, but nice to see them still fixing outstanding bugs.

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Did they re-fix the "A plugin process attempted to access a secure website" issue when using a limited account with parental controls (that they fixed in 10.8.1 but re-broke in 10.8.2)?

 

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4322178?start=0&tstart=0

   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

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   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

  MA497LL/A FB463LL/A MC572LL/A FC060LL/A MD481LL/A MD388LL/A ME344LL/A

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Told'ja. Knew this would be out roundabout now.

Oh, and there are also updates to iAd Producer and Apple Configurator today.

For Mavericks users, the App Store notification is changed. I rather like it! Very personable.

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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Told'ja. Knew this would be out roundabout now.

Oh, and there are also updates to iAd Producer and Apple Configurator today.

For Mavericks users, the App Store notification is changed. I rather like it! Very personable.

 

Needs a "Remind me in a week or two, after everyone else has found it to be stable" option. 

   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

  MA497LL/A FB463LL/A MC572LL/A FC060LL/A MD481LL/A MD388LL/A ME344LL/A

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   Apple develops an improved programming language.  Google copied Java.  Everything you need to know, right there.

 

  MA497LL/A FB463LL/A MC572LL/A FC060LL/A MD481LL/A MD388LL/A ME344LL/A

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Problem with the 10.9 dialog: have to manually open AppStore to see WHAT is being updated. The idea that I'd have ANYTHING installed without knowing first what it is, is repulsive.
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Problem with the 10.9 dialog: have to manually open AppStore to see WHAT is being updated. The idea that I'd have ANYTHING installed without knowing first what it is, is repulsive.
I want to know what is installed!

So the IPad developers are waiting, next are Mac I'm guessing for major fall releases
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