• Chris Griffin, almost 7 years ago

    I installed Mavericks not long after it was released after our IT guy told us explicitly NOT to do it. As a company that has a diverse amount of techie/non-techie people, I thought it was just a blanket cautionary email and proceeded anyway. I borked my machine in such the perfect way that I couldn't even restore from a Time Machine backup or wipe the HD clean via command line. I'm pretty sure the machine had a bad HD (though it still worked). I had to call IT in to fix it and it put my ego back in check.

    So, no, I won't be installing the beta. I might use the aforementioned laptop to install it (I got a new one long after this happened a few months ago), but I certainly won't be installing it on my work machine and I'd encourage you guys not to either. If you have an extra laptop or if you want to run it from disk, then so be it, but don't install it as your main OS. Seriously, no, don't do it.

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