Sorry Vic, but that is not what GM means. Gold (or Golden) Master means that the disk is the FINAL/OFFICIAL version which will be taken to the CD Printing Press for Pressing (most companies -- yes, even Apple and Microsoft, do NOT do their own pressing -- in fact, even MacWorld Magazine had an article about it last month: one unlucky soul got Windows Office XP or something instead of Mac OS X 10.0 CD -- even the LABEL on the CD said OS X but when he tried to install it, it wouldn't work (of course) and turned out to be a WINDOZE products!! Neither company admitted fault (of course) but claimed that it "likely" occurred at the third-party CD Pressing plant which they BOTH use.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.
Take a look in the "About" box..."Unpublished Work"Originally posted by fryke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 It says in info (in finder): 10.0.0 (build 1218), unpublished work.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.