There’s a new OS X out dubbed OS X El Capitan and we’ve broken down all the essentials you need to know about it.


What Is OS X?

If you were wondering what the OS X means – OS stands for operating system and it is the software that makes your computer run and perform tasks, with Apple describing it as:

OS X is the operating system that makes it possible to do all the things you do on a Mac. It’s simple to do amazing things and delightful to do the everyday things. And it’s designed specifically to take advantage of everything your Mac is capable of. So if you use an iPhone, not only will you feel right at home on a Mac, but your Mac will work with your iPhone in ways no other computer can.

How To Get It

OS El Capitan is free to download and you will need about 6.17GB on your machine to do the update. And time – it can take a while if you don’t have a proper connection.

Open the App Store on the machine you want to update > Click Updates in the upper-right corner > Click Free Upgrade > Enter your Apple ID Password

What’s New

With Apple’s OS X El Capitan you are now able to manage multiple windows and spaces with a cool new layout and complete multi-tasking control:

OS X El Capitan

Apple reckons it’s “one of the best things about a Mac” that it comes with a selection of built-in, pre-installed apps like Safari, Pages, iMovie and so many more. Some users thinks it’s a pain in the ass and takes up wasted space and time when you have to go and delete these items if you don’t plan on using them. There are so many apps that you’re sure to find something that keeps you happy and satisfied. Luckily you always have the option to customise your setup with a selection of every app imaginable available through the App Store.

OS X El Capitan

Spotlight and Notes have been given complete makeovers and have improved on both the apps’ experiences.

Swift 2 is available on the update and is one for the coders. Swift is a programming language that helps you produce apps for iOS, OS X and watchOS.

Swift 2

OS X El Capitan brings lots of useful enhancements to your Mac and faster performance across the board — from gaming to launching apps to accessing mail.