Darrell Etherington at TechCrunch:
Before today, you needed a developer account to help test Apple’s upcoming software releases before they hit the general user population. You didn’t need to actually develop anything, but it would still cost you $99 per year to partake, and technically it was still sort of against the rules. Today, Apple introduced its OS X Beta Seed Program to make pre-release Mac operating system software available to all who want to help try it out.
Signing up is simple, and with WWDC just six weeks away, my guess is that things could get really exciting for program participants soon.
Of course, Apple hasn’t had a public beta of OS X in a long time. I can’t help but think that OS X may be getting a lot of attention in June.