“With thousands of developers and no practical way to keep the OS from leaking, Apple is seemingly trying something a little different this year when it comes to engaging consumers and the press during the developer beta period. Rather than clamming up entirely – developers are under non-disclosure agreements – Apple invited us to take a first look at the beta OS, loaning us a 2015 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro with OS X El Capitan preloaded,” Ryan Smith writes for AnandTech. “To that end, today we are taking our first look at El Capitan, checking out the major new features of the OS and experiencing first-hand the software Apple is putting together for later this year.”
“Those users looking for new features and refinements should find the latest round of application upgrades, window management changes, and of course low-level tweaks to their liking,” Smith writes. “Meanwhile users still trying to get accustomed to Yosemite should find that at the end of the day the OS X experience itself has changed very little with El Capitan, so after the major shift that was Yosemite, they can take a breather.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: Among the many other improvements (including reliable Wi-Fi!!!), you’re gonna love little touches like Cursor Magnification and bigger additions like Split View and a much smarter, more useful Spotlight.
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