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Apple Seeds OS X El Capitan Recovery Update

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Apple has seeded OS X El Capitan Recovery Update Version 2.0 for Mac that includes improvements to OS X Recovery. The software update can be installed through the Mac App Store and is recommended for all users running a pre-release version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

OS X Recovery is a feature on Mac that includes tools to reinstall OS X, repair your disk and restore from a Time Machine backup. The update supplements the seventh OS X El Capitan developer beta and fifth public beta released on Wednesday.

OS X El Capitan will be released in late 2015 as a free upgrade through the Mac App Store.

(Thanks, Nicky!)

Article Link: Apple Seeds OS X El Capitan Recovery Update
 

AngerDanger

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I'm reaching that point in life where a new version of OS X doesn't excite me. I must be getting old.
"You don’t stop getting excited about a new OS X because you get old, you get old because you stop getting excited about a new OS X."

Personally, I find immense wisdom in that quote, but it probably didn't make much sense until the early 2,000s.
 
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eVasilis

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I'm reaching that point in life where a new version of OS X doesn't excite me. I must be getting old.

I know that feeling. I used installall .0 distributions, gut them, troubleshoot them, help others with issues...

I can't be asked any more. No excitement left.
 
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MrNomNoms

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I'm reaching that point in life where a new version of OS X doesn't excite me. I must be getting old.

I think that is a good sign as an end user - I would sooner more boring incremental under the hood improvements with some tweaks on top rather than the sorts of brain fart 'cater to the lowest common denominator' stuff where it seemed that Apple was pandering to the 'iOS/OS X feel boring!' (you know, the same one 5 minutes after a new release whining about how they preferred the old version).
 
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What amazed me last night when I got the notification to update -- I was not even aware of this feature. I am first to updated everything and love being on betas and sending feedback for any issue i discover. With all the bad news people report about how bad Apple has gotten, the fact that I have never heard of or had to use this feature in the 30 years of owning Apple products, puts things perspective for me.
 
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"You don’t stop getting excited about a new OS X because you get old, you get old because you stop getting excited about a new OS X."

Personally, I find immense wisdom in that quote, but it probably didn't make much sense until the early 2,000s.

Back in the 1980, we looked at this quote and spent hours in the computer lab trying to figure out how best to understand it. it took us 20 years, but then 2000 the epiphany came to us and we were enlightened.

:apple::);):cool::p:D:eek::rolleyes:o_O
 
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zorinlynx

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I think as we get older we just want things to work and not have to fight and hack with them to get them to work.

15 years ago I loved poking at things trying to get them to work. I still do to some extent, but for things that are actually interesting and new. Hacking around to get something as pedestrian as WiFi to work is of no interest to me. WiFi is mature tech; it should work perfectly everywhere now.

So yeah, I'm getting old, but it's not that I'm becoming less interested in hacking, it's that I'm becoming less tolerant of extreme incompetence.
 
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Luc Bressinck

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Apple has seeded an OS X El Capitan Recovery Update for Mac that includes improvements to OS X Recovery. The software update can be installed through the Mac App Store and is recommended for all users running a pre-release version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

OS X Recovery is a feature on Mac that includes tools to reinstall OS X, repair your disk and restore from a Time Machine backup. The update supplements the seventh OS X El Capitan developer beta and fifth public beta released on Wednesday.

OS X El Capitan will be released in late 2015 as a free upgrade through the Mac App Store.

(Thanks, Nicky!)

Article Link: Apple Seeds OS X El Capitan Recovery Update
Setting System Integrity protection off is no longer available here. Is there another way?
 
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MacsRgr8

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I think as we get older we just want things to work and not have to fight and hack with them to get them to work.

15 years ago I loved poking at things trying to get them to work. I still do to some extent, but for things that are actually interesting and new. Hacking around to get something as pedestrian as WiFi to work is of no interest to me. WiFi is mature tech; it should work perfectly everywhere now.

So yeah, I'm getting old, but it's not that I'm becoming less interested in hacking, it's that I'm becoming less tolerant of extreme incompetence.
I also think that all users (young and old) expect that everything now just simply works.

Not only computers and (i-)devices, but the TV, PlayStation, set-top box, NAS... all these things switch on, give it your Wifi access code, and then they configure themselves and they're up and running.
 
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verniesgarden

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I also think that all users (young and old) expect that everything now just simply works.

Not only computers and (i-)devices, but the TV, PlayStation, set-top box, NAS... all these things switch on, give it your Wifi access code, and then they configure themselves and they're up and running.

i was just thinking about that the other day when setting up a new cable box, it just automatically had the time set. It occurred to me that the joy/pain of setting up every little thing in a new gadget is gone... made me sad
 
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xmichaelp

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When I had to wipe my drive and restore from the internet it installed ML for me... The original OS from my machine. Is there any way I can get it to install the newest OS?
 
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w0lf

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Setting System Integrity protection off is no longer available here. Is there another way?

csrutil

Code:
usage: csrutil <command>
Modify the System Integrity Protection configuration. All configuration changes apply to the entire machine.
Available commands:

    clear
        Clear the existing configuration. Only available in Recovery OS.
    disable
        Disable the protection on the machine. Only available in Recovery OS.
    enable
        Enable the protection on the machine. Only available in Recovery OS.
    status
        Display the current configuration.
    netboot
        add <address>
            Insert a new IPv4 address in the list of allowed NetBoot sources.
        list
            Print the list of allowed NetBoot sources.
        remove <address>
            Remove an IPv4 address from the list of allowed NetBoot sources.
 
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techguy9

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When I had to wipe my drive and restore from the internet it installed ML for me... The original OS from my machine. Is there any way I can get it to install the newest OS?
Just go to the Mac App Store, click OS X Yosemite, click Download and Install, and sit back. Simple as that.
 
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loby

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I think as we get older we just want things to work and not have to fight and hack with them to get them to work.

15 years ago I loved poking at things trying to get them to work. I still do to some extent, but for things that are actually interesting and new. Hacking around to get something as pedestrian as WiFi to work is of no interest to me. WiFi is mature tech; it should work perfectly everywhere now.

So yeah, I'm getting old, but it's not that I'm becoming less interested in hacking, it's that I'm becoming less tolerant of extreme incompetence.


Well said...very true. Join the club, it is not as bad as you believe. It is all about how you see things and not necessarily age, which does contribute sometimes to "seeing".

This last week I spent many hours just trying to get some old legacy equipment I had to work the impossible without having updated drivers. Like my older tech days, I was considered a "WIZ" and did the impossible. Got me jobs etc. during my young days. Now it is not fun anymore and just want things to work without much effort. Desire to be productive more so then the discovery. That comes with wisdom and sometimes can be misunderstood as 'getting older'. The gagits we messed around with for years we're really created to produce output and as we get older or gain more wisdom, that is what at the end of the day is suppose to be learned to be desired. Getting results instead of spending your time to make it work to produce the results that it was originally intended to produce. We come to realize we just want it "to work" and that comes by wisdom which can be mistaken for "getting older". If things just worked in the tech world, many people would not have jobs...just some thoughts.
 
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Dargoth

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csrutil

Code:
usage: csrutil <command>
Modify the System Integrity Protection configuration. All configuration changes apply to the entire machine.
Available commands:

    clear
        Clear the existing configuration. Only available in Recovery OS.
    disable
        Disable the protection on the machine. Only available in Recovery OS.
    enable
        Enable the protection on the machine. Only available in Recovery OS.
    status
        Display the current configuration.
    netboot
        add <address>
            Insert a new IPv4 address in the list of allowed NetBoot sources.
        list
            Print the list of allowed NetBoot sources.
        remove <address>
            Remove an IPv4 address from the list of allowed NetBoot sources.
The only people who should be disabling it are the ones who'd know enough to go down to the command line anyway. I support this change.
 
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Ebenezum

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I understand Apples reasons for System Integrity Protection, however I am not certain removing option to disable it in Recovery is a good idea. I send feedback to Apple.

Using Terminal is not a option for most Mac users and I doubt many would disable SIP without good reason. What harm is there if the option to disable it remains in Recovery?
 
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tywebb13

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Using Terminal is not a option for most Mac users

Yes it is. All mac users have the terminal app. It is in the utilties folder as well as in the recovery partition under the utilities menu item.
 
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Fzang

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If things just worked in the tech world, many people would not have jobs...just some thoughts.

Or maybe they'd have more useful jobs in a more productive society where everything worked as it should:rolleyes:? Just imagine.
 
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