Apple Releases Third OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan Beta to Public Beta Testers

Apple today seeded the third beta of OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan to public beta testers, just a day after releasing the third beta to developers and two weeks after seeding the first OS X 10.11.2 public beta. Today's update comes three weeks after the public launch of OS X El Capitan 10.11.1.

Those who have signed up to participate in Apple's beta testing program can download the third OS X 10.11.2 beta using the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. Non beta testers who want to participate can sign up on Apple's beta testing website.

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The first two OS X 10.11.2 betas did not appear to offer any obvious outward-facing changes, and the minor .2 update likely includes bug fixes, security enhancements, and performance improvements to address issues discovered since the release of OS X 10.11.1. Apple's release notes for the developer betas asks testers to focus on Graphics, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, and Spotlight, giving some insight into areas where improvements might be made.



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36 months ago
iWork applications received updates as well - too bad no one on the Macrumors staff have actually said anything - I guess the iPad Pro is more important than the Mac platform.
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36 months ago

iWork applications received updates as well - too bad no one on the Macrumors staff have actually said anything - I guess the iPad Pro is more important than the Mac platform.


Haven't you been reading the front page articles for the past couple of weeks? The iPad Pro is going to be replacing the desktop for a lot of people. No point in writing about them any more.
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36 months ago

Haven't you been reading the front page articles for the past couple of weeks? The iPad Pro is going to be replacing the desktop for a lot of people. No point in writing about them any more.

I can believe I would ever find myself saying this. The Surface Pro 4 is a laptop replacement. The Surface Pro 4 is what the iPad Pro should be. iOS is stagnating. iOS is great for an iPhone or iPad Mini. Anything larger benefits from a real OS vs an app driven model.
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36 months ago

Apple's release notes for the developer betas asks testers to focus on Graphics, Wi-Fi, Calendar, USB, Notes, Photos, and Spotlight, giving some insight into areas where improvements might be made.


With all the focus on Graphics (wich we have had in every build since probably the first OS X beta) we should have a heck of a driver support, instead.......

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Same could be said about Wi-Fi I guess.
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36 months ago
Does Notes still get stuck in the dock if you minimize the window to the app icon and then try to bring it back up?
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36 months ago

iWork applications received updates as well - too bad no one on the Macrumors staff have actually said anything - I guess the iPad Pro is more important than the Mac platform.


Yeah, bring back the days where it was Mac stuff first and other iCrap afterwards.
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36 months ago

Ah, but is it better yet than Snow Leopard? It's working quite well, apart from being worried about the lack of security updates and Trim support for my new SSD.

My version is 10.6.8. Should I hang on until 10.11.8 before making a move? What about the rubbish dumbed-down Disk Utility? Would 10.11.8 still retain the ability to patch on the old Yosemite Disk Utility?


In my opinion El Capitan is nowhere as reliable as Snow Leopard 10.6.8 is. I was hoping it would be a similar under the hood upgrade but after reading through Apple developer documentation and testing it myself it's clearly inferior at the moment.

Only reason I'm currently using Mavericks is lack of software for 10.6. I am not impressed with current 10.11.1 version, too many bugs and Disk Utility is dysfunctional. Latest .2 beta isn't much better. I plan to stay in Mavericks unless either Apple seriously improves Disk Utility or someone finds a reliable way to use previous Disk Utility in 10.11.
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36 months ago

Doesn't represent the reality of the userbase and overall interest these days.

Much of the MR userbase is out of touch with what most people actually want.

You don't have to change your wants and needs to match the wants and needs of the general population, but iOS is here to stay. Apple's current lineup of products does everything that most people need them to do, and no amount of whining about how "things ain't like they used to be in the good ol' days" is going to have an impact on Apple's future plans.

Basically, it's time for people to actually start switching to Windows instead of just talking about it.
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36 months ago

Let me know when - or IF I should upgrade from 10.10.5. :rolleyes:


10.11.5 would probably be a safe bet. :)

From the look of things however it really looks like we're going to get 10.12.0 instead, with all the bugs refreshed and updated...
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36 months ago

Anyone with this installed able to tell me the version on the nVidia drivers (Geforce.kext)?

GeForce 10.8.14 310.42.15f01
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