Apple opens OS X Mavericks Beta to all

Victor Barreiro Jr.
Apple opens OS X Mavericks Beta to all
Known as the OS X Beta Seed Program, the initiative lets users run pre-release builds of Apple's computer operating system Mac OS

MANILA, Philippines – Once a privilege limited to developers and a select group of inidividuals, Apple is opening up beta testing for future OS X Mavericks builds to anyone with an Apple ID account.

Known as the OS X Beta Seed Program, the new initiative allows users to run pre-release builds of OS X and report any bugs they find to improve the build before release.

According to the Beta Seed information page, users who sign up and accept the confidentiality agreement will get a Beta Access Utility software for your Mac. The software wil make pre-release versions of OS X show up on the Mac App Store’s Updates panel.

Apple will have its 2014 Worldwide Developers Conference from June 2 to 6, where it is likely that a new build for OS X will get introduced.

Whether beta testers under the seed program get early access for a future build that’ll be shown at the WWDC is anyone’s guess. If they do test it in advance though, it’s likely they’ll be quiet about it till the conference itself. –

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Victor Barreiro Jr.

Victor Barreiro Jr is part of Rappler's Central Desk. An avid patron of role-playing games and science fiction and fantasy shows, he also yearns to do good in the world, and hopes his work with Rappler helps to increase the good that's out there.