Apple released the Developer Beta 1 of its new OS X 10.11 “El Capitan” for Macs and all the developers registered in the Apple Developer Program will be able to get their hands on this new OS and test it for free.
The Mac users have been waiting for a revamped desktop OS, but Apple built it on Yosemite’s advanced feature set and made it even better. There are no big new features added to El Capitan because the company preferred to improve the user experience, but it doesn’t mean that the new features are insignificant.
One of the two new features that are worth mentioning is the Windows-like window management system, which allows the users to snap windows into place so that they can increase their productivity. Another feature brought new gestures to facilitate triggering some actions without needing a button.
El Capitan received a new audio button in Safari, which can silence audio from any tab and Safari also supports tab pinning, while Mail comes with new gestures and Smart Suggestions. The new OS is more powerful and offers a smoother user experience, it included Metal to obtain an improved graphics performance, and the developers are allowed to make full use of the device’s hardware, to deliver the best gaming performance.
We’re expecting El Capitan to be released this fall, perhaps in October, and most likely we’ll have a public beta launched in July. If you’re part of the Apple Developer Program, you will get your hands on the first beta of El Capitan immediately. You should take into consideration that this is a pre-released software and may come with bugs, so we recommend you to install it on another Mac and wait until the final build will be released this fall, with no bugs or other problems.
Apple named its new OS X 10.11 “El Capitan” after a mountain within Yosemite.