Apple seeds OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 beta 2

“Apple today seeded the second beta of an upcoming OS X 10.11.3 El Capitan update to developers and public beta testers for testing purposes, three weeks after seeding the first OS X 10.11.3 beta and a month after releasing OS X 10.11.2,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.

“The second OS X 10.11.3 beta, build 15D13b, can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center,” Clover reports, “or via the Software Update Mechanism in the Mac App Store for those who installed the first beta.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: This is a pre-release version of OS X v10.11.3. Not for production machines.

You can install this update using the OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility:

– If you have already installed the new “OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility”, choose “Software Update” from the Apple menu. Otherwise, proceed with the following steps.
– Log into your Apple Developer account and download the “OS X Software Update Seed Configuration Utility.”
– After running the installer, the Mac App Store will open automatically. Click on the Updates panel and the latest version of OS X seed will now be available for download.
– When a newer seed build is available, you will receive a notification to update from the Mac App Store. Click the notification to begin the installation. New seed notes will be posted in the Mac Dev Center.
– To stop receiving new seed builds, go to the App Store in System Preferences and where it says “Your computer is set to receive pre-release Software Update seeds”, click on the “Change…” button.


        1. It is much easier to complain to a bunch of people (us) who can’t do anything about your perceived problem than to report it to the actual people who will do something about it.

          1. I did contact Apple and they are the ones who suggested for me to clone from Yosemite and told me how to do it. They said, “sometimes an upgrade just doesn’t work with some folks.”

  1. I have three MBA’s, two are relatively new, one is two years old. I upgraded the older model and had nothing but issues, issues and problems. I ended up cloning the older with one of the newer’s to get back to Yosemite. I contacted Apple and they said they couldn’t do anything, can you imagine, they said they couldn’t do anything! The first time I have had to drop back a OS X since I started using Mac’s in 1988. Now I’m scared to upgrade the other two. I guess I’ll wait some more.

    1. There are so many little changes that disrupt my working habits. The most annoying, to me, is hitting that, newly damned, green button to expand a folder to expose/display its contents and have it fill up the whole damn screen. Too much Winblows like for me. Keeps crashing, and I have discovered a very aggravating “quirk” that instead of simply moving a file into another folder on the same physical drive, has to copy it.

      I’m being more convinced everyday that Apple has hired too many former Windblows employees, not schooled them in the ways of the Mac OS. Going back to Yosemite. At least it’s more functional!

      1. I wish Apple would implement the following:

        Double click Title Bar = Size Window to content.

        Green button = Maximize a Window (Menu & Dock visible).

        Full Screen button = Menu & Dock hidden.

        Maximizing a window is one of two features I miss from Microsoft Windows. The other is the Aero Snap feature.

    2. That is why I’m sticking with Mac OS X 10.10.5 Yosemite. Mac OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan is still way to buggy for me. And I don’t like the new Disk Utility App in El Capitan one bit. They should put back in the older version minus the Repair Disk Permissions. But I rather doubt that will happen. 🙁

  2. What do you think 10.11.1 & 2 are? I’d opine that you shouldn’t touch an OS until version 3 no matter what. Sometimes whole releases have problems but the third update usually gets it right.

    If we all started doing this; i.e. not downloading these versions until we are satisfied they are safe then Apple might, and probably would, take more care with their releases.

    However, I’m relieved that I’ve found out that there are more problems because tomorrow I was going to set up my new 27′ iMac. I’m now going to stick with my eight year old iMac that’s running Mavericks. I’m waiting for version three.

  3. I know lots of Mac have weird glitches with any (every?) operating system, but the VAST majority of us Apple users are working just fine — as long as the software comes from publishers have certified WORK with El Capitan.

    Adobe’s Creative Cloud didn’t work with El Capitan at the outset, and they said so. Early adopters were screwed. It took them two-three months to update their code, and it runs now (as good as Adobe software ever runs, that is.)

    It’s not only that Apple’s OS gets so much better by the second or third update, but publishers by then have finally updated their code, too…

  4. There appears to be too many glitches to just be putting this down to third part software. In fact I’ve been monitoring early release OS issues since OS 8.0 when I really got burnt.

    As I’ve said in other posts if you don’t want problems from the OS per se or third part software interactions then wait for version three. My old iMac with Mavericks is working just fine (except for iTunes…the beach ball issue) so I’m going to leave the new iMac in my lounge room until the next update.

  5. One final point. If there are no problems with the operating system why is Apple working 10.11.3? And the answer is that there are glitches that need ironing out.

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