The following betas are available for testing:
- Mac OS X Mavericks
- iOS 7
- Windows Server 2012 R2
- Windows 8.1
I could be running beta operating systems across all my computing devices. From tablets, smartphones and laptops to home servers and desktops. I could be living on the very bleeding edge. I could but I will likely not and here’s why.
I threw iOS 7 beta 2 on my iPhone 4S and iPad 3. I’m enjoying the early look but it hasn’t been all smiles and rainbows with Apple’s latest. There were a number of app crashes, battery draining issues and just overall glitchiness. Still, I am sticking with it and will experience the evolution of iOS 7 towards Gold Master.
I have access to OS X Mavericks but unless I can eventually upgrade to the final release, I will stay away.
As for the Windows 8.1 Preview, I’ll install it as soon as I rebuild my PC. It’s an upgrade which should easily be replaced with the final release.
Windows Server 2012 R2 will likely remain unused since I have no intentions on disrupting my home server unless I can easily upgrade to the final build as well.
The computing future is always evolving and I’m pleased to catch a glimpse of what the future has in store however I can.