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Apple’s OS X El Capitan will release today

Apple's latest version of OS X is launching later on today as a free update for Mac users. El Capitan was announced earlier this year and has been going through an open beta ever since, while earlier this month Apple released its close to final version of the OS for those taking part in the testing period. Now, the operating system has an official launch time.

Those using a Mac will be able to download the update from 6PM this evening here in the UK. All users need to do to get it is head in to the App Store and install it, the process could take a little while but once it is finished you should have some fancy new features.


“El Capitan refines the Mac experience and improves performance in a lot of little ways that make a very big difference. Feedback from our OS X beta programme has been incredibly positive and we think customers are going to love their Macs even more with El Capitan”, Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, said in a press release.

El Capitan brings along bolstered security, the Metal graphics API, new multi-tasking split-screen features and much improved power efficiency for better battery life. iMacs from 2007 and up are eligible for the upgrade, while Macbooks from late 2008 will also get the update. Finally, Mac Pro systems from as far back as 2008 are also eligible.

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KitGuru Says: I'm a regular Mac user myself so I'm looking forward to a few of the new features coming in El Capitan. Are any of you running a Mac? Are you planning on upgrading to El Capitan? 

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