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OS X El Capitan is out! Go download Apple’s free update now

by Brandon Russell | September 30, 2015September 30, 2015 10:43 am PDT

Just a few weeks after launching iOS 9 to the public, Apple is back with OS X El Capitan, the next big update for Mac users. And while it’s not the flashiest of upgrades, there’s just enough here to make the free update worthwhile. If you have a machine that’s compatible—the update is compatible with quite a few Macs—then you should probably make the jump.

Just head on over to the Mac App Store and start downloading now.

Some of the bigger refinements in OS X El Capitan include better window management, better Spotlight search and improved performance. Not a major overhaul, especially compared to the Yosemite update, but Apple promises users will experience a faster and more responsive OS overall.

Apple says that El Capitan supports all Macs introduced in 2009 or later, while some machines as old as 2007 will work. If you have a machine older than 2012, however, you won’t be able to use Airdrop or Handoff, so bear that in mind.

We took El Capitan for a spin earlier this summer when the betas were out, which you can check out in the video down below.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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