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by Tom Nelson

For most of OS X’s history, beta versions of OS X were reserved for Apple developers, who, being developers were pretty accustomed to working with software that tended to freeze, suddenly stop working, or even worse, cause files to become corrupt. This was just another day to a software developer.

Developers know a few tricks for keeping risky beta software bottled up and away from their day-to-day Mac environment; after all, no one want to see their system crash and take their work environment down with it.

That’s why it’s common practice to run betas in virtual environments, on dedicated drive volumes, or even on entire Macs dedicated just to testing.

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