Apple Seeds OS X El Capitan Recovery Update

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OS X El Capitan LogoApple has seeded OS X El Capitan Recovery Update Version 2.0 for Mac that includes improvements to OS X Recovery. The software update can be installed through the Mac App Store and is recommended for all users running a pre-release version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan.

OS X Recovery is a feature on Mac that includes tools to reinstall OS X, repair your disk and restore from a Time Machine backup. The update supplements the seventh OS X El Capitan developer beta and fifth public beta released on Wednesday.

OS X El Capitan will be released in late 2015 as a free upgrade through the Mac App Store.

(Thanks, Nicky!)

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zorinlynx Avatar
71 months ago
I think as we get older we just want things to work and not have to fight and hack with them to get them to work.

15 years ago I loved poking at things trying to get them to work. I still do to some extent, but for things that are actually interesting and new. Hacking around to get something as pedestrian as WiFi to work is of no interest to me. WiFi is mature tech; it should work perfectly everywhere now.

So yeah, I'm getting old, but it's not that I'm becoming less interested in hacking, it's that I'm becoming less tolerant of extreme incompetence.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aaronvan Avatar
71 months ago
I'm reaching that point in life where a new version of OS X doesn't excite me. I must be getting old.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
71 months ago

I'm reaching that point in life where a new version of OS X doesn't excite me. I must be getting old.

"You don’t stop getting excited about a new OS X because you get old, you get old because you stop getting excited about a new OS X."

Personally, I find immense wisdom in that quote, but it probably didn't make much sense until the early 2,000s.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2457282 Avatar
71 months ago

"You don’t stop getting excited about a new OS X because you get old, you get old because you stop getting excited about a new OS X."

Personally, I find immense wisdom in that quote, but it probably didn't make much sense until the early 2,000s.

Back in the 1980, we looked at this quote and spent hours in the computer lab trying to figure out how best to understand it. it took us 20 years, but then 2000 the epiphany came to us and we were enlightened.

:apple::);):cool::p:D:eek::rolleyes:o_O
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
2457282 Avatar
71 months ago
What amazed me last night when I got the notification to update -- I was not even aware of this feature. I am first to updated everything and love being on betas and sending feedback for any issue i discover. With all the bad news people report about how bad Apple has gotten, the fact that I have never heard of or had to use this feature in the 30 years of owning Apple products, puts things perspective for me.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
throAU Avatar
71 months ago



I am not saying SIP isn't a good idea, its just that there should be a way to disable if necessary. If Apple removes that ability in final 10.11 version or later in future I will think long and hard before upgrading because I have no desire to use OS which resembles more iOS than full OS X.

There IS a way to disable it, as I explained above, the reason you need to go into recovery mode is for security and to protect the integrity of the system when it is turned on.

Being able to turn it off from within the running OS means that a bug could far more easily enable malware to turn it off.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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