Apple just released its next-generation operating system for Macs, OS X 10.11 El Capitan, to the public.
If you haven’t been using a developer or public beta version over the last few months, here’s how to upgrade from Yosemite to El Capitan: First, make sure you can. El Capitan supports the follow Macs running OS X Snow Leopard and on:
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
Is your Mac on that list? Then head on over to the Mac App Store and click on Updates. El Capitan will show up as a software update. You can also click on this link to go directly to the El Capitan download.
The Macworld staff has been diving deep this summer into all of El Capitan’s new features. Once you’re set up with the new version, take some time to read our coverage and decide which changes will help you make the most of your Mac.
El Capitan FAQ: Everything you need to know about OS X 10.11
How to install OS X El Capitan
OS X El Capitan review: Mac upgrade that’s as solid as a rock
11 El Capitan features that make upgrading worthwhile
Hands-on with Mail 9 in El Capitan: Improved full-screen support, swipe gestures, and more
Hands-on with Safari 9 in El Capitan: Little changes make a big difference
Hands-on with Spaces, Mission Control, and Split View in El Capitan
How to make a bootable OS X 10.11 El Capitan installer drive
Hands-on with Maps in El Capitan: Public transportation gets front and center
Hands-on with Notes 4 in El Capitan
How to get El Capitan features without upgrading to El Capitan
Have questions about El Capitan? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll try to find answers.