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Apple Releases Third OS X El Capitan Public Beta

Apple today seeded the third beta of OS X El Capitan to public beta testers, one week after seeding the second beta and just under three weeks after first providing the OS X El Capitan beta to the public for testing purposes.

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The third public beta follows the launch of the fifth OS X El Capitan developer beta, which was seeded to developers late on Monday afternoon. No outward-facing changes were introduced with the beta, suggesting it's an under-the-hood update with bug fixes and performance improvements.

Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program and already have the public beta installed can update through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store for OS X.


OS X 10.11 El Capitan is expected to be released to the public in the fall after the beta testing process is complete.

Related Roundup: OS X El Capitan


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13 months ago
Nice. After I finish installing Windows 10 I have this new mission.
Rating: 11 Votes
13 months ago
Very nice. Already made me forget about Windows 10 :)
Rating: 11 Votes
13 months ago

You like buggy software?

Are you implying Win10 isn't buggy? Keep dreaming.
Rating: 11 Votes
13 months ago
As in DP5: yes the finder sidebar bug is gone.
Rating: 10 Votes
13 months ago
I hope they release the third public beta of iOS as well. The second one is terrible.
Rating: 6 Votes
13 months ago

Very nice. Already made me forget about Windows 10 :)


You like buggy software?
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago
I'd like to see ALL future OS X and iOS releases be like El Cap and iOS 9 where we see just a sprinkling of new features but with performance and efficiency improvements being goal number 1. To be clear: here's to every future major Apple OS release focus on performance as the number 1 goal.
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago

Cause this is a public beta... The keyword being Public, and not developer.


No, the keyword is still 'beta'. The fact that it's available to the public doesn't alter that.
Rating: 5 Votes
13 months ago

Do you understand the concept of Beta software, at all?

Please explain to us why it's Apples job to make their beta OS to work with third party apps? Because in the real world, this is why developers are given beta releases to work out their problems.


Yes I understand the concept of Beta Software. Do you also understand the concept of what a Beta Software Tester responsibilities are? I have ran Betas for numerous software products and I am just reporting on issues that I have had using this beta release. These issues have been reported to Apple, which as a beta tester, it is part of the responsibility you take on when you agree to be a beta tester.
Rating: 4 Votes
13 months ago
I installed the update on my MacBook Pro Retina (Mid-2012) and found it to be much faster and more stable than the previous betas. All applications seems to work well in this version, which wasn't necessarily the case in previous betas. The Finder sidebar bug has been squashed and the overall product feels closer to a finished version on my Mac.
Rating: 4 Votes

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