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Apple today released the fourth beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing purposes, two weeks after releasing the third El Capitan beta and more than a month after unveiling the new operating system at its 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference.

The update is available through the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store and through the Apple Developer Center.

It is not clear what today's update adds to the operating system, but we will add any new features and bug fixes to this post as they're discovered. Previous betas have featured primarily under-the-hood fixes to improve performance and reliability.


OS X El Capitan builds on the features introduced with OS X Yosemite, focusing on improving performance and user experience. Behind-the-scenes improvements in El Capitan have made a number of apps and processes on the Mac much faster, and the introduction of Metal makes system-level graphics rendering 40 percent more efficient.

Along with a new systemwide font, El Capitan includes a revamped Mission Control feature, a new Split View feature for using two full-screen apps at once, deeper functionality for Spotlight, and several new features for Safari, including Pinned Sites for housing frequently visited websites and a universal mute button that quiets all tabs.

OS X 10.11 El Capitan is available to both registered developers and public beta testers. After testing is completed, Apple will release El Capitan to the public in the fall.

Article Link: Apple Seeds Fourth OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to Developers
 

SchlomoGoldberg

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Not sure if this is an automatic message published by the bot [ because of the schedule timetable ], but I have yet no update available in my store.
 
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Nunyabinez

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This beta has given me quite a few problems, mostly with third-party system extensions. It would be nice if this update un-broke some of that.
 
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Tamagotchi

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Is it a complete installer this time? Or still an update like Betas 2 & 3?

Just to know if I can create a USB...
 
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Tamagotchi

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Restart your Mac.

Maybe you will be able to see it that way.

That's what I did and downloading atm.
 
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spaghettieater

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downloading can u guys pause all ur download and tell people to pause their download i want this to download fast for me
once im done downloaidng it, ill say it so everyone can start downloaidng again
 
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Goldfrapp

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Weird, I'm stuck in a loop here: after pressing Restart, I'm prompted to See Details. Pressing that does nothing. Pressing Update again prompts me to restart, which then prompts me to See Details.

Anyone else?
 
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sb742

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Have any public beta testers found the update to be available in the App Store? Not showing up for me.
 
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