Download: OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 6 Released For Developers
Apple has just seeded OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 6 to developers. Those who are enrolled in Apple's Developer Program can grab the download right away.
OS X 10.11 El Capitan beta 5 was released to registered developers a week back, with the Public Beta 3 arriving a couple of days after for those enrolled in Apple's Beta Seed Program. Now that the sixth beta is here, it's a clear sign that Apple is throwing in a lot of resources to ensure that its next-gen desktop OS for the Mac is ready for prime time use when it hits public download channels this fall.
Grabbing the sixth beta of El Capitan is a very easy task, and we'll go as far as saying that it's a walk in the park. If you have one of the previous betas installed on your Mac, then you can simply launch the Mac App Store, click on the Updates tab, and from there download the latest pre-release build. If you're installing fresh however, then you need to grab the El Capitan developer beta directly from the Apple Developer Program website. The membership costs $99 annually, which gives you access to all pre-release bits of Apple's software, including iOS 9, watchOS 2 and of course, OS X 10.11 El Capitan.
On the face of it, El Capitan is not a very major release and focuses strictly on the performance side of the equation when you compare it to OS X Yosemite, which was a major breakthrough in terms of design, and features as well. Furthermore, the company is tossing in new technologies into the mix for developers which guarantee a better app running experience than ever before.
OS X El Capitan is not packed to the rafters with a ton of features, but once you boot it up on a Mac, the small under the hood changes seem very evident when you perform day to day tasks. And Apple is also trying to get even more developer attention this time around, paving the way for even more powerful apps which just weren't possible before on the Cupertino's desktop platform.
El Capitan beta 6 is fresh out of the oven, and we're taking the release out for a spin as we write this down. And if we do happen to spot any major changes, then we'll definitely report back with our findings. Till then, we recommend everyone to update right away, as new builds tend to bring with them a bunch of bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Want to give OS X El Capitan a spin on your Mac right now if you're a non-developer? Then follow our guide on how to install the OS X 10.11 Public Beta on your Mac