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Apple Releases OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan With Multiple Bug Fixes

Apple today released OS X 10.11.3 to the public, marking the launch of the third update to the El Capitan operating system that was first released on September 30. In testing since December 16, OS X 10.11.3 follows the December launch of OS X 10.11.2. Prior to release, Apple seeded three betas of OS X 10.11.3 to developers and public beta testers.

The OS X 10.11.3 update can be downloaded through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store. It is available to all OS X El Capitan users.

During the beta testing period, no significant outward-facing changes were discovered in OS X 10.11.3, with the update instead aiming to improve performance and fix bugs discovered since the launch of OS X 10.11.2. According to Apple's release notes, OS X 10.11.3 includes unspecified bug fixes and security updates.
The OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.

This update contains bug fixes and security updates.
OS X 10.11.3 will be followed by OS X 10.11.4, which is already in testing and has been provided to developers. Like OS X 10.11.3, OS X 10.11.4 appears to be focused on fixing bugs and improving performance rather than introducing new features. OS X 10.11.4 will likely see a spring debut alongside iOS 9.3.

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44 months ago
Hope they add Night Shift to the Mac in the next betas of 10.11.4 :P
Rating: 11 Votes
44 months ago

yosemite security update 2016-001:

mavericks security update 2016-001:

el capitan delta update 10.11.3:

el capitan combo update 10.11.3:
Rating: 8 Votes
44 months ago
I just want the damn thing to stop asking me to install some Java JDK every hour :(
Rating: 7 Votes
44 months ago


This update just garbaged the El Capitan installation on my mid-2011 iMac. Beach Balls galore NOT IMPRESSED !

No one knows what kind of slutty installation you had there.
Rating: 6 Votes
44 months ago

Hope they add Night Shift to the Mac in the next betas of 10.11.4 :p

There's an app for that: f.lux
Rating: 5 Votes
44 months ago
My body is preparing for OS X 10.12 betas.
Rating: 5 Votes
44 months ago

Remove JAVA completely. If you google it, you'll find it.
I got rid of both JAVA and Flash and now my Mac runs a lot faster and uses less memory. No more memory leaks.

That's funny because Java doesn't even run in the browser anymore without explicity given permission to do so. Also when just installed it doesn't take up any system resources (aside from hard drive space).
Rating: 4 Votes
44 months ago
Whoa....much faster almost twice as fast!

The RPM's on the Beachball that is :D
Rating: 4 Votes
44 months ago
Why are they so lazy with the Release Notes? I'm confused. Sometimes they are very descriptive, and other times it's just a canned response. Is it laziness? Do they think that we don't need or want to know? Are they worried that they might reveal a vulnerability with non-updated systems?
Rating: 4 Votes
44 months ago

My entire two labs of 2008 Mac Pros are now dead with this damn update. It broke the Nvidia graphics drivers, and Nvidia hasn't released updates. I thought a minor point update would be safe. I should have tested it on a single machine first. I'll never trust Apple again.

It's never good practice to push out an update of any sort immediately after release on a large scale. Now you know.
Rating: 3 Votes

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