Is updated to OS X El Capitan: guide for the new operating system for owners of Mac computers
Macos / / December 26, 2019
If you are a user a Mac, tomorrow will be notified of the ready-to-install upgrade to El Capitan, full of small, but the important innovations. In anticipation of this event, I will talk about how to prepare your computer for the upgrade, what to look for and what's new in the end you get to the latest version of the OS.
September 30 held an important event for owners and fans of the Mac. OS X El CapitanPresented another WWDC and has gone through four iterations of public beta testing, finally gets to Apple computers.
Preparing for the upgrade
It should start with the fact that the update is already with the Mavericks and Yosemite, will be free, and the list of supported devices is identical to the current version of OS X. For users, which will be updated from previous releases, a reminder that it is:
- iMac (mid-2007 or later);
- Mac Mini (early 2009 or later);
- MacBook Air (late 2008 or newer);
- Mac Pro (early 2008 or later);
- MacBook Pro (mid or late 2007 and newer);
- Xserve (early 2009);
- MacBook (aluminum end of 2008, beginning of 2009 versions and later).
Also, if you are still running Snow Leopard, please note that the update version must be not less than 10.6.8. Users OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks and Yosemite will be able to upgrade from any version index. Owners of older versions of the OS will have to start acquire Snow Leopard update.
To find out which version you are running, click on the Apple logo in the upper right corner and select "About this Mac». If you Yosemite, together with the version you will see the year the computer was shipped, if earlier - the information you will find by clicking on the button "Details".
Now for the free space. The company did not mention this requirement, but should leave a minimum of 8 GB of internal storage space available in the event of an update to OS X Yosemite. Also worth noting is the need for 2 GB of RAM installed. To verify compliance with the requirements of your computer, see the respective sections all the same tab "About This Mac».
Before you upgrade, be sure to make a backup in case something goes wrong. Ideally, this backup the entire contents with helpTime MachineBut if you do not have an external drive for these purposes, make at least your important data in iCloud. You do not want to lose all of your important information?
The noteworthy update
Immediately a small spoiler. If I was asked whether or not updated on El Capitan, I would have immediately answered: "Of course, it is worth." Given the tradition of free updates last few years and ongoing performance improvements, they definitely will not be superfluous for any Mac owner.
IN novelty tweaked trivia flat design concept presented in Yosemite, modified the system applications, improved Spotlight, Increased productivity and made multitasking really easy thanks to the regime Split View.
El Capitan - a natural continuation and improvement of the current Yosemite. And Apple knowingly gave her the name of one of the mountains of the National Park "Yosemite." Updated definitely worth it.