AfterDawn: Tech news

WWDC: Apple unveils new Mac operating system: OS X El Capitan

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Jun 2015 20:13

WWDC: Apple unveils new Mac operating system: OS X El Capitan Apple has announced their upcoming operating system update, called OS X El Capitan. El Capitan means "The Captain" in English so Apple may not be so great at being subtle.
The operating system will serve to improve system performance and "the Mac experience" by better adding Apple Metal, the company's own graphics technology. Apple says Metal will allow games and pro apps to "tap into the full power of Mac graphics processors."

Additionally, Apple has updated windows management, made improvements to the pre-installed apps and Spotlight search, and improved the startup speed of apps, emails and music.

"OS X delivers unparalleled integration between Mac hardware, iOS devices, apps and online services, and has helped Mac sales outpace the PC industry every year for the last decade,"
said Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of Software Engineering. "Customers loved last year's landmark OS X Yosemite release and made it the fastest-adopted PC operating system ever. With El Capitan, we're further refining the Mac experience with enhancements to window management, Spotlight and built-in apps, and improving performance so everyday activities -- from launching apps to accessing email -- are faster and more responsive."

Of lesser note, El Capitan has changed the system font to 'San Francisco' to match the Apple Watch and cleaned up the design of Mission Control.

Overall, there are new huge killer updates, but Mac fans should appreciate the ever streamlining of the OS.

The developer preview of OS X El Capitan is already available if you are part of the Developer Program. Mac users can participate in the El Capitan Beta Program starting next month and the final version will be available as a free download to all in September.

You can read about more of the updates here: Apple

Previous Next  
Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive