Apple seeds the first OS X El Capitan beta to public testers

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On Wednesday, Apple released plenty of new beta software to registered developers. However, the public beta for OS X El Capitan wasn’t part of the mix.

Now, following hot on the heels of the public beta release for iOS 9, Apple has also released the first public beta for OS X El Capitan. Just like the public beta for iOS 9, the first OS X El Capitan public beta is actually the third developer beta, which means public testers will be caught up on features with the developers out there that have been receiving betas since the beginning of June. One standout feature for OS X El Capitan is a new two-factor authentication for boosted security.

With the public beta of OS X El Capitan, it means that even more users will get a chance to try out the desktop software that’s expected to arrive this fall. It also means that Apple will receive even more feedback about the desktop software before its public launch.

If you want to sign up for the public beta, visit Apple’s website here.

Here are the Macs that OS X El Capitan is supported by:

  • 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)

Are you trying out OS X El Capitan already? If so, what do you think of the new software?

[via Apple Beta Program]