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Engadget Jul 23, 2014

For anyone who thought OS X was getting stale, that it was evolving a little too gradually, you'll definitely want to check out Yosemite: It ushers in a new, iOS-inspired design, along with some new, iOS-like features.

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Gizmodo Jun 3, 2014

What's certain is that what we're looking at here reflects Apple's biggest ideas in recent memory about what the desktop OS can be. It's more than a pretty face—it's facing in the right direction.

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ZDNet Jun 4, 2014

In many ways, the user experience is now akin to its iOS counterpart, with much of the functionality brought into iOS 8, and its immediate predecessor iOS 7, into the desktop version for Macs, MacBooks, and iMacs.

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Laptop Magazine Jun 5, 2014

Those who prefer a more familiar desktop environment are still going to have it, but Yosemite weaves in mobile experiences where it makes sense.

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TechCrunch Jul 23, 2014

Apple’s first foray into consumer preview testing is coming out of the gate strong, based on my testing, but what’s most interesting is how the feedback of a million average users will inform the final product come fall.

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SlashGear Jul 23, 2014

Some have predicted a gradual erosion of the OS X experience ... and yet while Yosemite feels familiar as an iPhone and iPad user, it does so without sacrificing its flexibility. The cohesiveness of ecosystem is what makes Yosemite such a success, even at this beta stage.

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The Verge Jul 23, 2014

More than anything else, Yosemite is an example of Apple at the height of its powers. It takes part in an ecosystem of devices that ensures each one feels distinct and appropriate to its use, but nevertheless is recognizably Apple.

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9to5Mac Jun 2, 2014

OS X Yosemite is by far the biggest change to OS X since its introduction itself, well over a decade ago. Of course, the biggest news here is the all new, iOS 7-inspired UI.

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