Apple preparing first beta of OS X 10.8.3

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in macOS edited January 2014
Apple on Wednesday began inviting developers to test the next update to its Mountain Lion operating system, signaling that a beta of OS X 10.8.3 will arrive soon.

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People familiar with the software indicated to AppleInsider that select members of Apple's developer community were provided with invitations on Wednesday. Such invitations are sent out ahead of the introduction of a new beta.

No details on exactly what OS X 10.8.3 will include are available. The pre-release beta period allows developers to test their applications and find potential bugs before the update is released to the public.

The last update to Mountain Lion, OS X 10.8.2, was issued in mid-September. It was a major update that added system-wide integration with the social networking site Facebook.

Mountain Lion debuted in July on the Mac App Store as a $20 upgrade. It also comes preinstalled on all new Macs.

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  • Reply 1 of 20
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,589member
    Double Post
  • Reply 2 of 20
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,589member
    My guess is that OSX 10.9, or even OSX 11 (CAN there be such a thing?), will the the OSX JI edition (Jony Ive).
  • Reply 3 of 20
    bdkennedy1bdkennedy1 Posts: 1,459member
    I hope Jonny has his hands on 10.9. I would rather them remove all of that GUI crap and take longer with it than stay on a 12 month schedule.
  • Reply 4 of 20


    Originally Posted by bdkennedy1 View Post

    I hope Jonny has his hands on 10.9. I would rather them remove all of that GUI crap and take longer with it than stay on a 12 month schedule.


     


    Yeah! Screw the GUI! Back to an Altair for us!

  • Reply 5 of 20
    andysolandysol Posts: 2,506member


    I love mountain Lion.  Love it.

  • Reply 6 of 20
    Mountain Lion stole my MBP battery life, it went from 3.5 to 2.25 hours. I pray that Apple has read the 185+ pages of user comments on their own forums. Please let 10.8.3 restore my battery life.
  • Reply 7 of 20
    Mountain Lion is much better than Lion and compares very close to Leopard, but Apple has to start realizing that some of the features that it does put in Mountain Lion needs a switch that you can turn them off indefinitely since some of them are just a waste of space since not everyone is going mobile that they assume or they improve on them to the point where they work between OSX and iOS 6 transparently.
  • Reply 8 of 20


    I've had nothing but problems with Mountain Lion. I first upgraded my late 2008 Macbook Pro from Lion to Mountain Lion and then began experiencing Finder freezes and unresponsiveness several times a day that would force me to shut it down using the Power button. Good thing I backed up my hard drive prior to upgrading. I finally switched back to Lion and haven't had a problem since. Thinking that it was just a hardware incompatibility, I got a 2012 Macbook Pro (non-Retina display) with Mountain Lion preinstalled. After about a couple of weeks of use, the same problem with the Finder freezing up began to occur as well. I really hope 10.8.3 will fix this, because this is really getting to be annoying.

  • Reply 9 of 20

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    Originally Posted by rtamesis View Post


    I've had nothing but problems with Mountain Lion. I first upgraded my late 2008 Macbook Pro from Lion to Mountain Lion and then began experiencing Finder freezes and unresponsiveness several times a day that would force me to shut it down using the Power button. Good thing I backed up my hard drive prior to upgrading. I finally switched back to Lion and haven't had a problem since. Thinking that it was just a hardware incompatibility, I got a 2012 Macbook Pro (non-Retina display) with Mountain Lion preinstalled. After about a couple of weeks of use, the same problem with the Finder freezing up began to occur as well. I really hope 10.8.3 will fix this, because this is really getting to be annoying.



    Mountain Lion on my 2008 iMac and my 2012 retina MacBook Pro works flawlessly.

  • Reply 10 of 20

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rtamesis View Post


    I've had nothing but problems with Mountain Lion. I first upgraded my late 2008 Macbook Pro from Lion to Mountain Lion and then began experiencing Finder freezes and unresponsiveness several times a day that would force me to shut it down using the Power button. Good thing I backed up my hard drive prior to upgrading. I finally switched back to Lion and haven't had a problem since. Thinking that it was just a hardware incompatibility, I got a 2012 Macbook Pro (non-Retina display) with Mountain Lion preinstalled. After about a couple of weeks of use, the same problem with the Finder freezing up began to occur as well. I really hope 10.8.3 will fix this, because this is really getting to be annoying.





    I have at late 08 MacBook and had similar problems.  I recently upgraded to a 1 TB HDD and did a clean install.  I've had no problems since.  Try a clean install..

  • Reply 11 of 20
    ecsecs Posts: 307member


    Please, can we finally have OpenCL support for the HD 4000 on 10.8.3? Given that it's the GPU that Apple uses most now, it's a shame it doesn't support OpenCL on OSX yet.

  • Reply 12 of 20
    neilmneilm Posts: 569member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KootenayRedneck View Post



    Mountain Lion is much better than Lion and compares very close to Leopard, but Apple has to start realizing that some of the features that it does put in Mountain Lion needs a switch that you can turn them off indefinitely since some of them are just a waste of space since not everyone is going mobile that they assume or they improve on them to the point where they work between OSX and iOS 6 transparently.


     


    Yeah, like turning off punctuation. Who needs that?

  • Reply 13 of 20
    tbelltbell Posts: 3,146member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rtamesis View Post


    I've had nothing but problems with Mountain Lion. I first upgraded my late 2008 Macbook Pro from Lion to Mountain Lion and then began experiencing Finder freezes and unresponsiveness several times a day that would force me to shut it down using the Power button. Good thing I backed up my hard drive prior to upgrading. I finally switched back to Lion and haven't had a problem since. Thinking that it was just a hardware incompatibility, I got a 2012 Macbook Pro (non-Retina display) with Mountain Lion preinstalled. After about a couple of weeks of use, the same problem with the Finder freezing up began to occur as well. I really hope 10.8.3 will fix this, because this is really getting to be annoying.



     


    How much RAM do you have installed. Mountain Lion certainly needs more than Lion. I upgraded my RAM and it solved problems for me. 

  • Reply 14 of 20

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    Originally Posted by TBell View Post


     


    How much RAM do you have installed. Mountain Lion certainly needs more than Lion. I upgraded my RAM and it solved problems for me. 



    I don't believe that. For me, ML is much more Ram-efficient.


     


    I believe that the cause of problems is almost always related with HD. SSD all the way....

  • Reply 15 of 20
    macxpressmacxpress Posts: 4,722member

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MacVertigo View Post




    I have at late 08 MacBook and had similar problems.  I recently upgraded to a 1 TB HDD and did a clean install.  I've had no problems since.  Try a clean install..



    This is why I never recommend doing an upgrade. I bet 90% of issues after a new OS arrives are because something didn't upgrade properly. I always do a clean install and always will. Then I know I won't have issues. Sure, there are a few programs I have to reinstall and update, but its something you do maybe once a year, not something you do every other month. The computer could probably use a good cleaning anyways. 


     


    From my experience, if you don't erase and install you end up doing it anyways because of goofy little issues. So now you're installing the OS twice, taking longer than it originally would if you just would have erased and installed with all of your apps reinstalled/updated. Its 6 in 1, half a dozen in the other...

  • Reply 16 of 20


    Agreed that 10.9 is for Jony Ive. That could be good or bad. Considering his past work, and Tim Cook's trust in him, I'd assume that it's a good thing, but I would worry that he may choose form over function since he now has ultimate control. We shall see.

  • Reply 17 of 20
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    God, I hope this is the version with Metro. I've been finding my MBA far too easy to navigate recently.

    neilm wrote: »
    Yeah, like turning off punctuation. Who needs that?

    Thank you, Neil.

    You just brought the ROFLcopter to my house.
  • Reply 18 of 20
    Mountain Lion on my 2008 iMac and my 2012 retina MacBook Pro works flawlessly.

    Ditto. No issues here.
  • Reply 19 of 20
    mountain lion has a lot of bugs.
    lion had a few, but was pretty stable

    icloud for me no longer works on my mba :(
  • Reply 20 of 20

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    Originally Posted by starbird73 View Post





    Ditto. No issues here.


    Same here mate! 2012 MacBook Air 13 inch!

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