Every September apple release a new iOS and OSX. This year apple decided to release ‘El Capitan’ and the name kept on theme with regular releases (Forests/Mountain Ranges).
After a long back and forth of betas that brought along a whole new array of features to the OS X platform, Apple officially released El Capitan to the public today. Anyone currently running OS X 10.6.8 or newer can download ‘El Capitan’ through the Mac App Store free or charge, with one downfall though…..The update is 6GB.
Some of the new features include :
- Split View, which snaps two full-screen applications side-by-side for enhanced multitasking.
- Improved Spotlight search. You can now for weather and sports scores without leaving the current application
El Capitan also brings improvements to the Notes and Mail apps, and of course there’s a new version of Safari to enjoy. On top of all this, El Capitan includes a new system-wide font called ‘San Francisco’ as well as some minor visual tweaks.
As has been the case with several of Apple’s past operating system upgrades, El Capitan is a free update for anyone using OS X, and it tends to perform best on newer MacBooks and iMacs. It should still work on older hardware, just don’t expect a ton of performance enhancements or improvements.
Let us know if you have any thoughts on the new El Capitan in the comments below.