Apple released the second beta version of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1 developer and what to do before installing

Two weeks after the release of the first beta version of the update OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan, Apple issued a second test assembly for developers. Build Number OS X 10.11.1, available for download on the site, - 15B22c.

In the first update for OS X El Capitan  will be available for an extended collection of emoticons. Mac users will be able to express their emotions, including using obscene gestures. So, Apple has added to OS X 10.11.1 icon showing the middle finger. A similar collection of emoticons will be available in the update iOS 9.1.

It is noteworthy that before the middle finger had to "show" the world Microsoft, where the icon for emotional pictures developed four children. With the release of OS X 10.11.1 and iOS 9.1 to more accurately express their resentment and the whole range of other negative emotions get the owners of devices Apple.

Download OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan beta 2 can now users registered in the program for developers. In the coming days will be released the public version, which will be able to download all comers.

On the eve of the release of new operating system is the time to prepare the Mac for the upgrade. Of course, in the event that there are plans to upgrade to the new platform.

Step 1. Check for compatibility with Mac OS X El Capitan

Before you begin preparing for the transition to OS X El Capitan, check the system requirements. Judging by the list of models, not all running Mac computers will be compatible with it. At the same time, users will be able to upgrade existing computers to the new operating system, not only with the current platform OS X Yosemite - go to OS X El Capitan is possible even with OS X Mavericks.

OS X El Capitan can be installed on the following Mac:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook (12-inch, 2015)
  • MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch Early 2009 or newer)

  • MacBook Pro (13-inch mid-2009 or later), (15-inch, mid / late 2007 or newer), (17-inch end of 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)
Basic requirements for OS X El Capitan are modest: a 64-bit processor Intel, 2 GB of RAM and 8 GB of hard disk space. Supports Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or Xeon. Some features of OS X El Capitan, such as AirDrop, Handoff, «smart" modem mode Instant Hotspot, demand newer models of computers.

2. Install all updates for OS X and update applications

Mac App Store provides access to operational supplements and facilitates the updating Mac. It can be used to select the updates for the operating system and installed third-party applications from the store. There appear regularly updates and files, so you can always download the most recent updates and fixes to protect and improve the work of Mac.

To use the Mac App Store to install all critical updates on OS X, follow these steps:

  • Connect to the Internet and open the App Store.
  • Click the Updates tab
Mac will automatically check to identify which updates are available for your computer. After completion of the test will be prepared pack, tailored specifically for your Mac. Before you install OS X El Capitan recommend "rolled forward" all software updates. To install all available updates, click Update All

3. Clean the Mac from the "garbage"

Prepare to upgrade the OS - a great opportunity to do the cleaning on your computer. For starters, you can get rid of unnecessary programs. This measure is not mandatory, but it never hurts to get rid of unnecessary applications prior to installing large update. You can find out which files are taking up the most disk space by using applications or DaisyDisk OmniDiskSweeper. In addition, you can delete temporary files, caches, logs and other "garbage", taking advantage of MacKeeper and other specialized software.

4. Save a backup

Many use the Mac is not just for surfing the Internet or communicate in social networks, but also as the main computer for work. And hardly anyone wants to lose valuable information, failed to upgrade the operating system. To save files, applications, accounts, preferences, music, photos, movies and documents required before the transition to OS X El Capitan to backup. If during an update something goes wrong, you can always restore the operating system and try to troubleshoot.

On computers running OS X it is advisable to use the technology built Time Machine, which performs backup the entire contents of "poppy". The principal difference between the functions of the other backup applications is that Time Machine does not only keeps a spare copy of every file, it remembers how the operating system looked on any given day. This allows you to see how Mac was. Alternatively, you can take advantage of cloud services CrashPlan or Dropbox.

5. Download and install OS X El Capitan

After all the above steps you will wait for the release and set El Capitan. To load the operating system will just go to Mac App Store, and confirm the download and installation of new OSes.

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