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PGP Desktop for Snow Leopard Beta Program Open

Created: 05 Oct 2009 • Updated: 05 Nov 2012 • 11 comments
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As promised, we are pleased to announce the PGP Desktop v10 for Apple® Mac OS X beta program. This beta program will allow you to try the latest features for PGP Desktop Professional, PGP Desktop Home, PGP Desktop Email and PGP Whole Disk Encryption on Apple® Mac OS X platforms. In a nutshell, we think you'll find it simple, fast and secure, with:

  • Support for Snow Leopard 10.6 (x32 and x64)
  • Faster encryption and decryption
  • Safeguards against boot disk corruption

Here are a few things you might be wondering:

Which Apple® Mac OS X platforms are supported in the beta program? Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard)

What is the process? Details on the Beta program can be found here.  Once you complete and accept the beta license agreement you will receive an email with a link to the PGP  beta software.

How long will the beta last? The beta program will run until 30th November 2009.

How do I give feedback? Give feedback here and help us make PGP software better.

Also, if you don't have time for the Beta, or just want to see us in person, we’re going on the road with Apple.  Come see us at the Mac OS X Tech Forum if you're in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles or San Francisco.

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Rich Trouton's picture

Does PGP have a forum available for PGP beta testers to discuss what they're seeing? So far, I've had one good PGP 10 beta install and encryption experience and one bad (I've submitted a bug report for the bad experience.) Being able to compare notes with other beta testers would probably help both PGP and the testers with narrowing down problems that the testers are seeing.

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Tim Matthews's picture

Rich,

We have our new Beta Blog that we will be using to both share tips and tricks as well as answer questions. You can find it at http://blog.pgp.com/index.php/category/pgp_betas/ Feel free to leave your comments there.

Tim

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Kristen's picture

I noticed the --add-bypass command is present in the 10 beta, but I haven't had success with it. Is this feature present?

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John Lawson's picture

All I need in the short term is just something that will decript existing .pgp files on OSX10.6. Can I do that without all the beta stuff?

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Wm. Cerniuk's picture

Having great success. Installed on several machines from a unibody 15 w/battery bay to a 15" Core 2 Duo 2.33GHz unit. So far, all is cheery with the full disk encryption for the boot drive.

A little disappointed with the inability to encrypt external thumb drives...

And really need the unsupported Apple Mail plug-insn (and Entourage) to be supported. The automajik email signing and encryption is confusing to most users and overly opportunistic.

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Peter's picture

Can we keep using the beta until we can buy the full product? It seems to me that the evaluation license runs out quickly. I want to avoid decrypting my drive and installing the old OS, it is time consuming and annoying. I'm ready to pay up.

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Doug McLean's picture

Yes, you may continue to use the beta version of the product until we ship version 10.0.

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Rolf Wagner's picture

PGP Desktop for Snow Leopard beta is required.

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Rolf Wagner's picture

This is a Windows feature and is not turned on in Mac OS X.

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MacMacken's picture

Will it be possible to upgrade from the beta to the final version?

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Doug McLean's picture

Yes. In fact, at some point, depending on when you installed the beta, you have to upgrade to maintain PGP services as the beta will expire.

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