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Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan update to developers for testing purposes, one week after releasing OS X 10.11.5, the fifth update to the OS X 10.11 operating system.

The OS X 10.11.6 update, build 15G7a, can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

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We don't know what improvements the sixth update to OS X El Capitan might bring, but like prior updates, it's likely to focus mainly on performance improvements and bug fixes to address issues that have popped up since the release of OS X 10.11.5. According to Apple's release notes for the update, OS X 10.11.6 improves the stability, compatibility, and security of Macs.

OS X 10.11.5, the previous update, was also minor in scale and offered only bug fixes with no obvious outward-facing changes.

Article Link: Apple Seeds First OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan Beta to Developers
 

Sasparilla

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Glad to see the OS X update made it to the main page. :) Interesting Apple is releasing updates so close to WWDC.

I was thinking that too, was expecting a little break prior to WWDC. Well we keep telling them to do better at bug fixing, so here we go. I'll take it.
 

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Can someone dig through the system folder and see if there's evidence for new rMBPs. We have had support for Iris Pro 580 since 10.11.4, but nothing more. I don't know maybe some Alpine Ridge Device ID's?
 
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coolfactor

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Come on Apple, this is boring. Where's all of the viruses and crashes and vulnerabilities in OS X? People want Macs to be more like Windows! They expect a confusing and convoluted user experience. They expect every "program" to look and behave differently. They expect to have to dig through 6 layers of settings just to find that one that will make their program work the way that they think it should. They expect to have to sift through 1000 features that they'll never use. They promise to never update their programs because if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?

On a serious note, Apple, thank you for making a stable, reliable, easy-to-use operating system that works really well. Thank you for adhering closely to a high standard of user interface design. Even though you're not perfect, and you're often distracted by misguided opportunities to "advance" the platform, you've managed to deliver the goods time and time again. I encourage you to keep that flame alive, to never forget why Macs are so loved, and to continue to deliver only the best experience that you can.
 

ValSalva

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I'm shocked. I thought it 'didn't go to 6' any more. I thought this early 10.11.5 release meant that MacOS 12 or whatever they call it would be released the same day as iOS 10. Glad Apple is still at least doing fixes for El Capitan.
 
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xgman

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I think this is because they fix 2 things and break 3 things. Maybe its time to get a new team and try a different approach.
 
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Nunyabinez

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Come on Apple, this is boring. Where's all of the viruses and crashes and vulnerabilities in OS X? People want Macs to be more like Windows! They expect a confusing and convoluted user experience. They expect every "program" to look and behave differently. They expect to have to dig through 6 layers of settings just to find that one that will make their program work the way that they think it should. They expect to have to sift through 1000 features that they'll never use. They promise to never update their programs because if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?

On a serious note, Apple, thank you for making a stable, reliable, easy-to-use operating system that works really well. Thank you for adhering closely to a high standard of user interface design. Even though you're not perfect, and you're often distracted by misguided opportunities to "advance" the platform, you've managed to deliver the goods time and time again. I encourage you to keep that flame alive, to never forget why Macs are so loved, and to continue to deliver only the best experience that you can.

Tim? Is that you? I thought you were in India. JK

I prefer OS X over Windows 10, but I certainly wouldn't hold up OS X as the paragon of UI implementation. I hope that 10.12 is a major overhaul of the user facing part of OS X, because it really needs work.
 
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