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Hello El Capitan

As mentioned in a previous post, Latest Mac OS is now released to the public. It’s still in the beta version, So we can expect more unexpected circumstances. I had the luxury to install the new operating system on a Mac book Air and the experience was pretty good ( which I will save for another post ), Today is the day to welcome El Capitan.

Things  you need to have 

  • Apple computer – Of course where else would you install a Mac OS
  • Data Backup Plan – As we are dealing with a beta operating system, we need to make sure the safety of data. Like always, Backup of your data will save your from trouble. You can use Apple Time Machine feature for this.
  • Apple ID – This is needed to be enroll in the apple beta software program. If you don’t have an apple ID, You can create it from here
  • Good Internet connection – El-Capitan OS contains 6GB of files, So a good internet connection will surely avoid slow-internet-connection-disappointments.

That’s it, That”s all we need.

1. Go to the Apple beta program

2. Login with your Apple ID

3. Scroll down and find the ‘enroll your mac’ link

 

4. You will find a download link with the redemption code on the next screen.

When you click on the download link, Mac App Store will open with your redemption code already entered, and the download will begin automatically.When the download finish, Installation launcher will automatically launch.

Now it’s the time check your patience. Size of the operating system will be around 6GB so it would take some time to download.

In the installation process, Your Mac will automatically restart few times and it would take roughly around 15-20 minutes to complete the installation process.

Then you are good to go. Ladies and Gentlemen, Please welcome El-Capitan !

OS X El Capitan

El Capitan ( pronounced as el kap-i-tan ) is the latest Mac OS introduced by Apple. Official public release of El Capitan is coming on this fall, but Apple already released two developer versions and the first public beta release scheduled on next month.  Apple has released the public beta version of El-Capitan OS along with IOS 9 release on 9th of July.Apple has introduced couple of exciting features to this new OS along with bug fixes and performance improvements to the existing OSs. Below are some of very momentous features of El Capitan.

  • Split view

How cool would it be If a user can quickly split the screen space between two running apps?That feature is available in new OS<

  • Mission controller with multiple desktops

This is more likely the VirtuaWin software which used by Windows users. This would give the benefit for users to spot the apps they are looking for, even they are stacked on top of other.

There are more improvements done to the Sportlight / Safari- Browser and Photos as well. You can read more about those features on MacWorld