El Capitan

Apple has seeded the golden master version of the latest update to its desktop operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The update, which comes with a build number of 15A282b, is now available on Apple’s Developer Center for registered developers. It is also available for public beta testers via Apple’s beta website.

Like the iOS 9 GM seed, which also was released today, this will likely be the final version of the OS X 10.11 beta before it is released to the public.

OS X El Capitan brings several big features to the Mac, including a new Split View option for side-by-side multitasking, improved Spotlight and Mission Control functionality, an updated Notes app, updated Safari, and more.

I don’t think anyone would say that El Capitan is a groundbreaking OS X release, but it’s a more of a refinement release that polished and improved upon the current-gen OS X Yosemite.

Baring some major problems with the GM seed, you can expect this version to be the version that ships to customers at the end of the month on September 30th.

Are you excited for OS X El Capitan?

  • Nathan

    Hey Jeff. It may be worth mentioning that public beta testers are also getting the GM seed.

    • Chris Tangler

      if you’ve enrolled your mac in the el capitan beta program all you have to do is open up the mac app store and go to purchases (assuming you never installed the beta), and click on download. if you are already running the beta, you should receive an update telling you to upgrade to the GM.

      • James M.

        Not true to the last part. You have to go to the Purchases tab regardless, I just did the update.

  • Apparently it is going to come out on September 30th. I wish Apple would work on releasing both OS’s on the same day so we could access all of the features on the same day (such as the new notes app…the checklists and drawings won’t be available on the Mac until a few days after iOS 9 most likely).

  • Cazz

    lets not forget GM Seed of OS2 is out as well

    • Gary T

      I think you mean Watch OS 2. I read that and I guess I’m really tired but I was thinking back to the days of OS2/Warp or whatever it was called. Then thought about how a couple weeks back some group had done an update to the Apple IIGS OS from many years ago… and I was confused. Yep, think it’s time for bed.

    • rockdude094

      Who cares

  • altechi

    So is GM relatively safe to use?, or would it be better to just wait

    • The Afroman

      GM is final. Which means that if any updates come out, they will be pushed through normal methods. not through the beta routes. So yeah.. you are safe. it’s what everyone is getting on September 30th.

      • Max Rojas

        What if I’m on iOS 9 public beta? On September 16 would I be able to Update to the official one without any problems?

  • Gary T

    So I have this installed on a partition so I can run both Yosemite and El Capitan. When I boot into El Capitan I’m underwhelmed. I don’t know how the split screen thing works so I wasn’t able to test that. Notes wants to update the backend which will make it incompatible with my phone so I’m waiting on that. I’m on a speedy MacBook Pro and I haven’t done any actual work in El Capitan so I can’t tell if it’s really faster or not. Anything in particular I can try to see real differences? I’m not meaning to be negative and I’m not criticizing it, just genuinely curious if there are visible differences worth trying out. I know it’s more of an incremental release than Yosemite was.

    Also, if you run things like TotalSpaces and TotalFInder, there is a work around for the new security measures. There’s a way to disable rootless to get them to work. I love TotalSpaces so I disabled rootless but I wish Apple would find a way to allow individual apps to still work without having to disable that completely. I understand the purpose of the new security measures and I want that on, but I want my beloved tweaks more.

    • raulortiz318

      To get Split Screen to work, you first have to make at least one app Full Screen, by pressing the Green Circle button in the top left corner of the window, or by launching Mission Control and dragging the window up to the top portion of the screen when you see the big “+” sign.

      Once you have an app Full screen, launch Mission Control, and then drag the window of the app you would like to use in Split Screen from the bottom portion of the screen towards the upper portion, placing it on top of the Full Screen app preview.

      Sorry if that sounds overly complicated! Couldn’t think of a better way to write it, we need Jeff!

  • Nabil El Hajjouti

    Does anybody know if Adobe CC 2014/2015 is compatible with El Capitan ? Do all the programs work ?

    • Elias

      I’m going to install it now and see if it works. You might be able to find something on google though since it’s been out for a day.

      • Nabil El Hajjouti

        Just finished installing, and so far I can confirm Photoshop & Premiere CC 2015 work just fine on El Capitan GM. About to test other CC programs.

      • Norman Effendi

        But there’s no startup logo, and I was pretty worried about it… and I meant Adobe Premiere Pro Startup logo and etc.

  • mynanolife

    What I really want to know is how to create a bootable USB flash drive with the GM version. Anyone?

  • pauleebe

    Don’t understand why if the GM for El Capitan is good to go, why they aren’t launching it alongside iOS 9’s release on 9/16. Both iOS and OS X received GM releases at the same time.

  • Is the iOS 9 GM for public beta out yet?

  • Rick Hart

    Does anyone know why my OS X update gets to 115 mb and stops? Also under purchases it says el cap gm candidate and says downloaded

    • I have the same problem, did you resolve the problem?

      • Rick Hart

        Erase the original el cap install app. Then go back to Mac App Store and you’ll be able to download it again

  • Juan Dapena

    I enrolled in the beta program but the system downloaded build 15A282a. Why can’t I find the link in the Appstore, either under updates or in purchases, to build 15A282b ?? Can someody help, please?

    Thank you.