Apple Releases Third OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Beta to Public Beta Testers

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Apple today seeded the third beta of OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan to public beta testers, just a day after releasing the third beta to developers and two weeks after seeding the first OS X 10.11.2 public beta. Today's update comes three weeks after the public launch of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1.

Those who have signed up to participate in Apple's beta testing program can download the third OS X 10.11.2 beta using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. Non beta testers who want to participate can sign up on Apple's beta testing website.


The first two OS X 10.11.2 betas did not appear to offer any obvious outward-facing changes, and the minor .2 update likely includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements to address issues discovered since the release of OS X 10.11.1. Apple's release notes for the developer betas asks testers to focus on Graphics, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, and Spotlight, giving some insight into areas where improvements might be made.

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eicca

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Does Notes still get stuck in the dock if you minimize the window to the app icon and then try to bring it back up?
 
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Apple's release notes for the developer betas asks testers to focus on Graphics, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, and Spotlight, giving some insight into areas where improvements might be made.
With all the focus on Graphics (wich we have had in every build since probably the first OS X beta) we should have a heck of a driver support, instead.......

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Same could be said about Wi-Fi I guess.
 

wubsylol

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Anyone with this installed able to tell me the version on the nVidia drivers (Geforce.kext)?
 

appledefenceforce

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It wrecks my wifi connection !!! T____T

Edit: fixed. :D

By the way iOS 9.2 beta 3 for public testers has already been out but there's no news report. Fail.
 
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loby

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I hope this fixes two major issues I have found with the current release version:
1. disk utility - does not work - major issues
2. external drives issues

Hope this resolves them...
 
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navaira

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I hope this fixes two major issues I have found with the current release version:
1. disk utility - does not work - major issues
Disk Utility is a pile of stinking doodoo. I've switched to command line version. Which sometimes works, and sometimes doesn't. Maybe it's the first step to unifying iOS with OS X (to kill off Macs and replace them with iPad Pros) – complicating the use of file system to the degree where we'll just go "oh sod it" and accept that iCloud is the future :p
 
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canesalato

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Disk Utility is a pile of stinking doodoo. I've switched to command line version. Which sometimes works, and sometimes doesn't. Maybe it's the first step to unifying iOS with OS X (to kill off Macs and replace them with iPad Pros) – complicating the use of file system to the degree where we'll just go "oh sod it" and accept that iCloud is the future :p
Ahahah Orwell style. I hope not =)
 

Luis Mazza

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I'm having issues with the download not finishing and trying to install the corrupted delta.

Does anyone know if I can download the delta by other means, without being a developer? Other users are having similar issues.
 

definitive

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iWork applications received updates as well - too bad no one on the Macrumors staff have actually said anything - I guess the iPad Pro is more important than the Mac platform.
Haven't you been reading the front page articles for the past couple of weeks? The iPad Pro is going to be replacing the desktop for a lot of people. No point in writing about them any more.
 

MrNomNoms

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Yeah, bring back the days where it was Mac stuff first and other iCrap afterwards.
Well the worst part is that the iWork application updates are never mentioned because both iOS and OS X were both updated to bring 3D Touch support. At the very least they could have mentioned the iWork updates for no other reason than for the iOS factor.

Haven't you been reading the front page articles for the past couple of weeks? The iPad Pro is going to be replacing the desktop for a lot of people. No point in writing about them any more.
Meh, the more Tim opens his mouth the more Windows is starting to look better.
 

roland.g

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Apple give us a mission control checkbox to allow for instant previews of desktop spaces and full screen apps. The only reason to have this streamlining feature is for a cleaner mission control look on a laptop. A 27" iMac doesn't need this and there is a delay when you have to move to the ribbon to see what space has what.

Overall El Cap is so lackluster of an upgrade I used the beta on my MBA and upgraded to the public release but am still running Yosemite on my 27" iMac.
 

roland.g

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Haven't you been reading the front page articles for the past couple of weeks? The iPad Pro is going to be replacing the desktop for a lot of people. No point in writing about them any more.
I can believe I would ever find myself saying this. The Surface Pro 4 is a laptop replacement. The Surface Pro 4 is what the iPad Pro should be. iOS is stagnating. iOS is great for an iPhone or iPad Mini. Anything larger benefits from a real OS vs an app driven model.
 
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wilsonlaidlaw

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Downloading right now! Am at 20%... a bit slow a the moment...
My four updates are so slow it is like someone poured superglue into the Apple servers. I have paused the iWorks applications but the 10.11.2 beta update is showing as over 17 hours to complete, on my 40 mb/sec connection.
 
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