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Apple Seeds First OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the first beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.4 El Capitan update to developers for testing purposes, just over one month after releasing the second OS X El Capitan update, OS X 10.11.2. OS X 10.11.3 is also in testing and has been provided to developers and public beta testers.

The new OS X 10.11.4 beta can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center.

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It is not known what improvements the fourth update to OS X El Capitan will bring, but like prior updates, it's likely to focus on security enhancements, performance improvements, and bug fixes to address issues have been discovered since the release of OS X 10.11.2 and were not able to be included in the OS X 10.11.3 beta.

We'll update this post with any changes that are discovered in the beta.

Related Roundup: OS X El Capitan
Tag: OS X 10.11.4


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24 weeks ago
DISK UTILITY

APPLE, PLEASE
Rating: 15 Votes
24 weeks ago
fix mail, fix mail, fix your stinking mail application Apple.

kthanx
Rating: 10 Votes
24 weeks ago
I guess El Capitan will be the first OS in years to go beyond the .5 mark. If that means stability will be up on par with 10.5 and 10.6 releases, then this would be quite astonishing for Apple in 2016.
Rating: 7 Votes
24 weeks ago

Apple might just feel shockingly surprised at themselves if they achieve SL level refinement.


10.6.8 is still the gold standard for Mac OS stability and refinement. :cool: Of course it didn't hurt that Snow Leopard was touted from the very beginning as "no new features, just improving on what is already there". And that is almost exactly what they did. :apple:

I really miss that mindset.:(
Rating: 7 Votes
24 weeks ago
Can anyone let me know if this fixes the address bar in safari? I type in things to search currently and it takes forever before it begins to search.
Rating: 6 Votes
24 weeks ago

I guess El Capitan will be the first OS in years to go beyond the .5 mark. If that means stability will be up on par with 10.5 and 10.6 releases, then this would be quite astonishing for Apple in 2016.


I prefer the "old" times, a new OS every 1 ½ to 2 years. OS X used to be more stable after the 10.x.5-6 versions.

fix mail, fix mail, fix your stinking mail application Apple.

kthanx


Dream on.:p
Joking aside, I agree, although I don't have too much trouble with Mail it's an Application which SHOULD work well.
Rating: 6 Votes
24 weeks ago

I literally switched back to Windows 10 because the size and frequency of these OSX updates indicate to me that something is seriously wrong and they are trying very hard to fix it. Meanwhile my Windows 10 updates are very small, and infrequent.

And they come by the hundreds. And require multiple restarts, and don't always install correctly, and forgets driver updates, and . . .
and no I got doubled the amount of Windows 10 Technical previews as with OS X Betas
Rating: 5 Votes
24 weeks ago

I guess El Capitan will be the first OS in years to go beyond the .5 mark. If that means stability will be up on par with 10.5 and 10.6 releases, then this would be quite astonishing for Apple in 2016.


Apple might just feel shockingly surprised at themselves if they achieve SL level refinement. I saw a professor's MBP, maybe 2008, and I reinstalled SL on it and boy that thing feels so much faster than my Late 2011 MBP 15 with 10.11.2. It is all in the UI. As Steve used to say, Boom.. Boom.. versus today's Booommm... Boooooommmm...
Rating: 4 Votes
24 weeks ago
Wait, what, .4?! And there is still no list of changes introduced in .3?

I think by now they're just releasing updates so they can say they released a lot of updates so everything is super stable (even if it's not true).
Rating: 4 Votes
24 weeks ago
Something something Wi-Fi.
Rating: 3 Votes

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