A first look at macOS Catalina (public beta now available)

A first look at macOS Catalina (public beta now available)

Apple officially opened up its Public Beta Program today for its newest deskop OS.

So I thought it might be useful to share some first impressions of macOS Catalina. I’ve spent a little time with it since its introduction at WWDC

You can try macOS Catalina for yourself

Mac users who want to test the beta themselves can sign-up to join Apple’s Public Beta Program.

These instructions may help you install the OS on your Mac.

My advice before you do:

  • Don’t install the OS on a Mac you must rely on.
  • Backup all your data before you install.
  • Check software compatibility before you install, particularly for third-party applications that may be essential to your work.
  • Remember this is beta software and sometimes things go wrong.

First steps with Catalina

Some of the best features – such as Sign in With Apple or Find My – aren’t yet fully realized, because services haven’t adopted it yet. But I imagine that since public testing has begun, we’ll see some of those features enter wider deployment.

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