El Capitan GM for Public Beta Released

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by MMan5797, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. MMan5797 macrumors member

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    I just got an email that the El Capitan GM is now available for public Beta testers to download. Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 9.08.10 PM.png
     
  2. Xemanx macrumors newbie

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  3. HenryDJP macrumors 603

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    I got the email too but is it really considered a Beta at this point since it's now the GM?
     
  4. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    Same. I thought it was a special access thing to just a few people. I felt special for a second. :(
     

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  5. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    A GM can still be considered a beta since there will most likely be multiple GM releases before the official release, just as with Yosemite, which I believe had 4 GM releases.
     
  6. egeek84 macrumors 6502

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  7. fisherking macrumors 601

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    u went to the 'purchased' tab? am seeing it (and downloading now)...
     
  8. furbzv1 macrumors 6502a

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    i felt special for 1.5 seconds once i saw the email
     
  9. egeek84 macrumors 6502

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    nevermind, had to enroll my mac in public beta first since i was on dev beta, now i see it and downloading now, woot
     
  10. chunter1001 macrumors member

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    For those downloading, what is the date stamp on the file in App Store/Purchased? I'm seeing JUL 09 2015. Just want to make sure this is the correct file.
     
  11. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

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    I got it as well. Downloading now... going pretty fast
     
  12. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

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    I'm seeing August 09. But I'm pretty sure this is just the date you first downloaded the Beta. Because thats around when I did.
     
  13. super tomtendo macrumors 6502a

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    Also, the title will say "OS X El Capitan GM Candidate"
     
  14. riffcat macrumors member

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    Ditto
     
  15. Saurus504 macrumors member

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    Deciding if I want to download on my macbook or not. I had the beta running on my iMac but now that I've switched everything over I was trying to keep my OS a clean install. Is that GM the same that will be released 9/30 and its just early for beta testers? Leaning towards just waiting..don't really want any betas on this laptop.
     
  16. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    It's a GM candidate, which means there could be future builds before release. Last year Yosemite had 3 GM candidates.
     
  17. Saurus504 macrumors member

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    But it's not a "beta" anymore? I'm fine with updates...just don't want anything unstable on here.
     
  18. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Technically, no, but there might be problems. A GM candidate means Apple thinks it might be good enough for release.
     
  19. Scary Spice macrumors regular

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    Just updated to GM (This machine is on the Public Beta channel).

    About this Mac reports version 15A262e but when I open the app store it reports it wants to install PB 6????

    What a mess. And exchange still broken on multiple macs.
     
  20. mikzn macrumors 6502

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    15A262e sounds like the version / build number for PB5? which was available as a full install, maybe they are just offering the same builds? and an upgrade to PB6? that would just take you back to the same version you started with.
     
  21. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    My download is going glacially...11 hours remaining...
     
  22. fisherking macrumors 601

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    about 20 minutes all together here... perhaps everyone is downloading it at the same time... :eek:
     
  23. JWorld127 macrumors 6502

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    yea mine is taking forever aswell...1 hour in still have 4 more to go
     
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  25. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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    I received the email but it is not showing up for me in the Purchases section or the Updates section. I'm currently on the developer beta channel though.
     

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