Golden Master


GM is a master copy of application that employed for all future copies and is introduced after screening.  This version is generally sent to the manufacturing department, where it is replicated into numerous copies. Besides Apple, most software companies and producers of software-enabled products use the term golden master or gone gold to indicate software that is ready to be delivered to end users.

For Example, when Apple releases other computer programs or their MacOS OS they first launch their GM for reproduction. Microsoft describes this as RTM.

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This character name is alluding to Philo Farnsworth and Vladimir K. Zworykin, who invented the iconoscope. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2013