Originally posted by vic
GM means the code is finished, but the aesthetics, or very tiny glitches still have to be ironed out. the GM will never be the same as the one you buy in the actual store. it may only be the final release to testers and programers, but they have to have something to sell, so the end product is packaged in house and sold, not released so anyone can have it.
Originally posted by fryke
The newest version around Hotline is a beta build numbered 1218. It's running fine, although I never tried Entourage. It doesn't state anything about being beta? It says in info (in finder): 10.0.0 (build 1218), unpublished work.
Just wait until someone tells you it is the Golden Master. The builds around now are not.
But if Microsoft is going to release the thing in less than two months (they say november), it's going to be golden master soon enough.