Apple seeds fifth public beta of OS X El Capitan [Update]

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On Tuesday, August 18, Apple opened up the beta gates and released the latest public beta for its upcoming desktop software, OS X El Capitan.

With this release for those trying out the public beta, it’s the fifth release, with the fourth public beta being seeded on August 4, and the first public beta for OS X El Capitan being released on July 9. As far as what’s different in this public beta, it’s not clear what’s different just yet, but it’s more than likely that this public beta matches the sixth developer beta that was seeded on August 3, which means there won’t be many outward changes.

Here are the Macs that support OS X El Capitan:

  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

The update is available now for users already running the fourth public beta, and it’s available through the Updates section within the Mac App Store.

Update: Looks like Apple has pulled the fifth public beta, as many testers aren’t able to download it any longer.

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