How are people loading El Capitan already?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by The Clark, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. The Clark macrumors regular

    The Clark

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    I went to Apples website and signed up for what I thought was the El Capitan beta preview (like I did for Yosemite a year ago) but when the computer rebooted it was just the "Yosemite public beta 10.10". I am very confused, how can I get El Capitan on my new Macbook?
     
  2. redheeler macrumors 603

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    The public beta for 10.11 isn't out until July, same as Yosemite last year.
     
  3. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    I got it through developer.apple.com. From there, if you are a developer, go to resources, and clicking on OS X gives you a download code which you can redeem on the MAS.

    And yes you need to be a registered and paid developer to get access to it (at least, the "right" way) right now. Otherwise, you will have to wait until July for the public beta, which is just two weeks away.
     
  4. The Clark thread starter macrumors regular

    The Clark

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    Ah okay, thank you. I will wait until July then!
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Many folks are part of the developer program and thus get their hands on the beta at the earliest stages.
     
  6. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a

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    There are other websites you can get it from. thats how i got mine. just use google. I'm sure you'll find it.
     
  7. happyslayer macrumors 6502a

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    I am part of the Developer program, so that is how I got it. I honestly am not a developer and don't write code, but I am a computer consultant and support many customers running Macs so I like to run the new OS's as soon as possible so I am fluent with them and their various install and usability quirks. That way I can support my customers when the new OS is officially available. For that reason, the $99/year charge is very worth it, I think.
     

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