“Apple’s new Macintosh operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, is named after a prominent rock formation in Yosemite National Park,” Michael deAgonia writes for Computerworld. “That’s fitting because the new OS is designed with rock-solid stability in mind. El Capitan is the 12th iteration of the OS powering Apple’s desktop computer lineup, and as the name implies, it stands on the shoulders of its predecessor.”

“There’s a wealth of new features in El Capitan that seem minor — until you need them,” deAgonia writes. “These may not be ground-breaking changes to apps and the operating system, but this collection of small additions makes using El Capitan a little faster, smoother, easier and better. And the under-the-hood technologies lay the groundwork for richer apps down the road. It’s these usability iterations found throughout El Capitan that make the biggest difference.”

“El Capitan does what it is designed to — streamline OS X across the board, making it more efficient to run and flat-out easier to use,” deAgonia writes. “It’s free, it runs well and I recommend it.”

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MacDailyNews Take: It’ll punch up your Mac for sure.

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