OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 5 Now Available To Download
OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 5 is now available to download for registered developers. This is the fifth pre-release build Apple has seeded via its developer-only channel over the course of a few weeks.
OS X 10.11 El Capitan is an evolutionary upgrade when compared to Yosemite and comes with a handful of power-user features to boot. With powerful additions such as split screen apps and the ability to better manage running applications using window management, El Capitan is nonetheless a big upgrade for a lot of users coming from previous version of OS X.
OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 5 is available to download immediately for those who are enrolled in Apple’s Developer Program, and getting the latest pre-release build is a rather easy feat. Just launch the Mac App Store, click on the ‘Updates’ tab up top, and wait for things to refresh. After a few seconds you’ll be presented with an update awaiting your download approval. Simply click on ‘Update’ and wait for the download to complete. A restart may be required to end the proceedings in their full form.
If you haven’t downloaded OS X 10.11 El Capitan before, then you can grab Apple’s latest pre-release build of Apple’s desktop OS directly from the Apple Developer Program website. Remember one thing though, you need to be a registered developer with Apple if you want access to beta builds, and besides, if you’re a fan of the Cupertino giant, then having an Apple Developer Program registration is a must. After all, the Apple Developer Program membership costs just $99 a month, which will grant you access to a plethora of pre-release software from Apple, including its latest mobile operating system for mobile devices – iOS 9, and the pre-release build of watchOS 2, bound for release this fall.
After going through the latest beta build of El Capitan, it’s pretty much clear that Apple is still working to squash bugs rather than add new features, or remove them, for that matter. If we do spot anything noteworthy in the new pre-release build of Apple’s desktop operating system, then we’ll surely report back on it. But in the meantime, we urge all registered developers to update to beta 5 straight away.
How things stand currently, OS X 10.11 El Capitan Public Beta 3 hasn’t been pushed through to the public domain yet, but seeing how Apple has released a developer-only beta just a week after beta 4 was released, our wild guess suggests we could see Public Beta 3 as soon as tomorrow or at least this week.