The public beta of OS X Yosemite, the next release of Apple’s Mac OS, is now available on the Mac App Store. Users who applied take part in the public beta program on Apple’s website and who received a redemption code from Apple can now use that code to download the beta.

Apple has asked users to use their Mac as normal and provide feedback through Feedback Assistant. At the same time, it recommends that users install Yosemite on a secondary Mac, as it is a pre-release and so could be prone to bugs.

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