El Capitan, OS X 10.11 update, rolled out by Apple

The latest addition to Apple’s desktop and laptop OS, El Capitan is now available for download through the App Store.

Apple has unveiled the latest additions to its desktop and laptop OS. OSX 10.11, El Capitan, is available for free download today. The update is 6.08GB so you may want to make sure you have a fast internet connection before downloading. El Capitan supports all Macs introduced in 2009 and later and some models introduced in 2007 and 2008.

“People like to use their Macs, and one of the biggest reasons is the power and ease of use of OS X,” said Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple. “El Capitan refines the Mac experience and improves performance in many small ways that make a huge difference. Feedback from our OS X beta program has been incredibly positive and we think customers are going to like their Macs even more with El Capitan.”

Apple has added a bunch of new features to the OSX L Capitan. An interesting feature is the split view where users can use full screen as well as two app windows. This will allow users to work on two different apps at the same time without having to switch to Windows.

Spotlight Search has also been improved in OSX 10.11. Apple’s press release says, “You can now use the spotlight on stock prices, weather conditions and forecasts, game scores, schedules and standing and even information from athletes.” You can search with a spotlight to find a file using natural language. Just type “email from Harrison in April” or “I worked yesterday presentation” and Spotlight will help you find exactly what you’re looking for. You can resize the Spotlight window to show more results or move it anywhere on your desktop. ”

Apple further claims that Apple’s graphics technology with Metal helps increase core graphics rendering by up to 50 percent and efficiency by up to 40 percent.

Here is a list of compatible Macs so you can check if your system can handle the update.

iMac: Mid-2007 or newer

MacBook: Aluminum Late 2008 or newer

I’m happy today: Late 2008 or newer

Shroff: 13-inch, mid-2009 or newer. 15-inch, mid-2007 or newer. 17-inch, late 2007 or newer

Mac Mini: Early 2009 or newer

Mac Pro: Early 2008 or newer

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