OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 2 Released by Apple
Apple has released OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 2 to Mac users running OS X 10.10 beta builds. The new build includes many bug fixes, feature enhancements, and additions to the beta release of OS X, and arrives versioned as 14A261i. The updated build is available to download through the Mac App Store, and Mac developers can log into the Mac Dev Center to find a promo code. Those registered with both developer programs from Apple will also find iOS 8 beta 2 to be available.
These early OS X Yosemite Developer Preview builds are incomplete and fairly buggy, intended for developers to build and update applications and services for. Installing it on a primary Mac is generally not advised unless Yosemite is installed on a separate partition to keep it away from the primary stable OS X version on the computer. Users can also choose to install OS X 10.10 onto a USB drive or other external volume if desired.
Users who are interested in running beta builds of the next major release of Mac OS X software can sign up for the official OS X Yosemite beta test program through Apple. The first public beta seed is expected to be pushed out early in the summer.
OS X 10.10 Yosemite offers a significant visual overhaul to the Mac operating system as well as many new features. The final public release of OS X Yosemite is expected this fall, possibly alongside iOS 8 and many updates to Apple’s hardware lineup.