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Technology MacOS Big Sur: Here's how to download Apple's newest operating system

14:41  23 june  2020
14:41  23 june  2020 Source:   cnet.com

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macOS Big Sur elevates the most advanced desktop operating system in the world to a new level of power and beauty. Experience Mac to the fullest with a refined new design. Enjoy the biggest Safari update ever.

Cupertino, California — Apple today previewed macOS Big Sur , the latest version of the world’ s most advanced desktop operating system . macOS Big Sur introduces a beautiful redesign that is entirely new yet instantly familiar. Safari is packed with new features, including a customizable start page

At its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday, Apple executives unveiled the latest version of MacOS, called Big Sur. The newly designed operating system will include major updates to the Safari web browser, and refreshed Maps and Messages apps.

a screenshot of a computer screen: MacOS Big Sur is now available to download in developer beta. Screenshot by Sarah Tew/CNET © Provided by CNET MacOS Big Sur is now available to download in developer beta. Screenshot by Sarah Tew/CNET

MacOS Big Sur is available now as a developer beta, and will be available as a public beta in July. It'll become generally available as a free software update for all users in the fall. Note that you'll need to make sure your Mac is compatible with the new OS first.

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Here ’ s how Apple describes the update: macOS Big Sur elevates the most advanced desktop operating system in the world to a new level of power and beauty. Experience Mac to the fullest with a refined new design. Enjoy the biggest Safari update ever.

You can upgrade to macOS Sierra from OS X Lion or later on any of the following Mac models. Your Mac also needs at least 2GB of memory and 8.8GB of available storage space. MacBook introduced in late 2009 or later MacBook Air introduced in late 2010 or later MacBook Pro introduced in mid 2010 or

a screenshot of a computer screen: MacOS Big Sur is now available to download in developer beta. © Screenshot by Sarah Tew/CNET

MacOS Big Sur is now available to download in developer beta.

Just a reminder: These instructions are for downloading an early MacOS preview for developers. That means you'll need to sign up for an Apple developer account, which costs $99 per year.

And even after you install the developer beta, you can expect it to be buggy -- some apps won't work, there will probably be some random restarts and crashes and your battery life will likely take a hit. If you still want to try it out, you shouldn't install the developer beta on your main Mac. Instead, use a spare compatible device if you have one. Otherwise, wait until at least the first public beta is available. Though really, you should wait even longer -- the closer to the official release date in the fall, the more stable the OS will be, and less likely to harm your machine.

The next version of macOS will be called Big Sur

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New features coming with macOS Big Sur . macOS Big Sur brings a a refined new design, powerful controls, and intuitive customization options to the most advanced desktop operating system in the world.

Here ' s how to get Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion Alternatively, find someone who has downloaded that version of the Mac operating system and That way of downloading Mac OS X updates and new apps was introduced with Snow Leopard and

How to download and install MacOS Big Sur

If you still want to download the MacOS developer beta, follow these steps:

1. Back up your Mac. Even if you're downloading the beta on an older device, you don't want to risk losing everything.

2. On your Mac, go to https://developer.apple.com.

3. Click the Discover tab at the top left, and then click the MacOS tab at the top of the next page.

4. Click Download at the top right of the screen.

5. Sign in to your Apple developer account.

6. Toward the bottom of the page, click the Install Profile button for MacOS Big Sur to start the file download.

7. Open your Downloads window, and click MacOS Big Sur Developer Beta Access Utility. Double-click macOSDeveloperBetaAccessUtility.pkg to run the installer.

8. When the installer downloads, System Preferences will check for an update to MacOS. Click Update to download and install the beta OS.

Once you restart your computer, you'll be running on the Big Sur developer beta.

You can also download the developer beta versions of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 now, too.

Apple's new tools can help developers port Chrome extensions to Safari .
When Apple detailed macOS Big Sur earlier this week, it spent a lot of time talking about how it redesigned the desktop operating system to make it look more modern. The company also touched on upcoming enhancements to Safari, such as faster webpage loading times and enhanced privacy monitoring. But the one feature that will likely mean the most for Safari users is Apple's take on the WebExtensions API. The move promises to significantly increase the number and variety of plug-ins you'll be able to install if you use Safari as your primary web browser. And we now have a better idea of how they'll work thanks to a WWDC session spotted by TechCrunch.

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