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It’s live. OS 10.10 Yosemite Developer Preview 1 download links are now live. Earlier today at the Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple finally took the wraps off OS X 10.10, which we’ve now established will be called Yosemite. Naturally, the Cupertino company has followed the announcement up by releasing a Developer Preview of this new build, and below, we’ll be pointing out the numerous ways in which you can get your hands on it.

To get the new OS X Developer Preview, you will need to register to Apple’s Developer Program and grab the update using the download code in Mac App Store.

OS X Yosemite main

For $99 per year, Apple’s Dev Center gives you exclusive access to beta releases long before they’re released to the public, and although they’re great for app-makers looking to test general compatibility, they also offer a great insight for those merely intrigued by what’s upcoming on the Apple software horizon.

Yosemite MacBook Air

As for features, OS X 10.10 is, as we expected, a rudimentary improvement upon OS X 10.9 Mavericks. The main alteration – as was correctly called by several reports leading up to today’s WWDC – is in the user interface, which now looks uniform with iOS thanks to the flatter, cleaner aesthetic that once again dispels skeuomorphism.

Yosemite DP

It is important to note that this release is a Developer Preview. First beta of OS X Yosemite will be available sometime this summer.

We haven’t had the opportunity to test the new developer preview for ourselves just yet, but once we’ve had some good quality sit-down time, we’ll be sharing our initial thoughts with you guys in a more detailed, round-up post.

From what you’ve seen so far, what do you make of Apple’s changes to OS X this time around? Do be sure to leave your comments below!

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