This article was published on April 22, 2014

Now you can test beta versions of Apple’s OS X for free, without a developer account


Now you can test beta versions of Apple’s OS X for free, without a developer account
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Apple has today opened up the OS X Beta Seed Program, which allows you to test pre-release versions of the Mac operating system.

Until now you needed a $99 per year developer account to access beta versions of OS X. As noted by TechCrunch, you can now do so for free. However, you’ll still need to accept a confidentiality agreement, so you should think twice before leaking any new features to the world.

OS X Beta Seed Program