OS X El Capitan

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    Apple begins testing OS X 10.11.1 with focus on stability, compatibility and security




    Before OS X 10.11 El Capitan launches to the public, its first forthcoming maintenance and security update is already available in beta form for developers to test.

    The first beta release of OS X 10.11.1 was supplied to developers on Thursday. It is identified as build "15B17c."

    Apple's accompanying notes state that update "improves the stability, compatibility and security of your Mac." Specifics on what changes or fixes might be found in the point-one release were not given.

    Developers and public beta testers were given a golden master candidate of OS X 10.11 last week ahead of its public release. Apple will make OS X 10.11 El Capitan available as a free download on the Mac App Store Sept. 30.

    El Capitan is largely a polish of last year's OS X 10.10 Yosemite, but will gain a handful of key new features like Split View, an enhanced Mission Control, and performance improvements.





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    Apple issues first OS X 10.11.1 public beta ahead of El Capitan launch




    Days before Apple is scheduled to debut OS X 10.11 El Capitan, the company on Monday issued the first public beta version of its upcoming OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan maintenance update to those participating in the program.

    The public beta comes less than one week after Apple released a version for developer testing that included support for new emoji characters and improved overall system stability. Release notes attached to today's build note the same improvements.

    Apple will release is next-generation Mac operating system on Sept. 30 with a selection of new features including Split View, a revamped Mission Control and various performance improvements.

    Members of Apple's public beta program can access the OS X 10.11.1 beta via Software Update. Those interested in signing up to test the latest OS X and iOS operating system can do so on Apple's website.





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    Apple hypes Wednesday's launch of free OS X 10.11 El Capitan Mac update




    OS X 10.11 El Capitan is on track to debut Wednesday, Apple confirmed with a press release, reminding customers that they will be able to install the free update from the Mac App Store.

    "People love using their Macs, and one of the biggest reasons is the power and ease-of-use of OS X," said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering. "El Capitan refines the Mac experience and improves performance in a lot of little ways that make a very big difference. Feedback from our OS X beta program has been incredibly positive and we think customers are going to love their Macs even more with El Capitan."

    Tuesday's press release indicates that OS X El Capitan is on schedule to meet its previously announced Sept. 30 launch date. The company did hit a last-minute snag earlier this month that delayed watchOS 2 for a few days, though iOS 9 also arrived on schedule.

    El Capitan supports all Macs introduced in 2009 or later, and some models introduced in 2007 and 2008.

    To hype the launch, Apple is focusing on refinements to the Mac experience, and improvements to system performance.

    Specifically, refinements have been made with regards to window management, built-in apps and Spotlight search. Performance improvements include also make activities like launching and switching apps, opening PDFs and accessing email faster and more responsive.

    New features in El Capitan include Split View, an enhanced Mission Control, a cursor spotting feature, better fullscreen view in Mail, an improved Notes app, the ability to quickly spot and mute tabs in Safari, and other general refinements and tweaks.





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    Apple Seeds Second OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 Beta to Developers




    Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming OS X El Capitan update to developers for testing purposes, more than a week after releasing the first OS X 10.11.1 beta and one day before the scheduled public release of OS X El Capitan on September 30.

    The new beta is available through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center.

    The first beta of OS X 10.11.1 introduced support for Unicode 8 and new emoji like taco, burrito, cheese wedge, hot dog, middle finger, and unicorn head.

    It is not clear what other improvements the first update to OS X El Capitan will bring, but it's likely to be a minor update that includes bug fixes and performance improvements for issues encountered following the operating system's official release. According to Apple's release notes, the beta offers stability, compatibility, and security improvements.





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    No sign of El Capitan in the UK yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisonivy View Post
    No sign of El Capitan in the UK yet.
    It's there now
    'Deep Thought' - Mac Mini Late 2018- macOS Mojave (10.14.5)
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    OK, just updating a small app is taking a long time....downloading El Capitan will take for ever at the moment...can only suggest waiting for the servers to cool down a little....maybe at the weekend!!
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    First look video: Split View, new Mission Control in Apple's OS X 10.11 El Capitan




    Apple's next-generation Mac operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, is now available as a free download, and compatible with all Macs that run OS X Yosemite. AppleInsider offers a quick rundown of a couple of the things you can do with your newly updated Mac.

    Two of the most significant changes found in El Capitan are a revamped Mission Control, and a new full-screen Split View, both of which are demonstrated in the video above.

    Split View is an enhancement to the familiar red, yellow and green OS X "traffic light" window control buttons. Users can click-and-hold on the green resizing button to trigger Split View mode in compatible app windows.

    Users can opt to place a larger half-screen window to the left or right side of the display, with the area to be occupied shaded in blue.

    El Capitan displays the maximized app alongside an Exposť view of all apps open on the desktop. Clicking on another app maximizes it to share the screen with the first. Windows can be resized via cursor control and minimized by clicking on the green traffic light button or hitting escape.

    Among other operations, Split View is a perfect companion to the new Notes app, which lets users drag-and-drop rich data assets from other apps like Safari Web links, photos and more.

    Apple also tweaked Mission Control with a few key features that make multi-window desktop management a bit more digestible. Swiping up with four fingers invokes the usual Mission Control panel, which now arranges open app windows relative to their positioning on the desktop. For example, when Safari and iTunes are positioned to the left and right of the desktop, they will be presented in the same respective locations in Mission Control.

    Apple says the El Capitan capability makes it easier to spot apps you're looking for, even when they're stacked one atop the other.

    In addition, single app windows can be transported to another desktop space by clicking and dragging them beyond the top of the screen, which activates Mission Control. Alternatively, apps can be maximized from the Mission Control interface into their own full-screen space.





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    Quote Originally Posted by JezzerP View Post
    OK, just updating a small app is taking a long time....downloading El Capitan will take for ever at the moment...can only suggest waiting for the servers to cool down a little....maybe at the weekend!!
    Yes I'm going to wait, Let us know what you think Jez.

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    I will probably just set it to download over night so it will be ready for me in the morning. My Mac Mini is just going to be upgraded, but my MacBook Pro is getting a new SSD and more RAM so I will perform a fresh install on the laptop.
    'Deep Thought' - Mac Mini Late 2018- macOS Mojave (10.14.5)
    'Marvin' - Mac Mini Late 2014 - macOS Mojave (10.14.5)
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