OS X El Capitan
OS X El Capitan is version 10.11 of Apple Computer's Mac OS X operating system for Macintosh desktop, laptop and server computers, and serves as the successor to OS X Yosemite. OS X El Capitan was introduced at Apple's 2015 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in early June 2015 along with iOS 9, with official availability for both operating systems occurring later that fall.
El Capitan is the twelfth update for Mac OS X, following earlier updates for the operating system: Cheetah (v10.0), Puma (v10.1), Jaguar (v10.2), Panther (v10.3), Tiger (v10.4), Leopard (v10.5), Snow Leopard (v10.6), Lion (v10.7), Mountain Lion (v10.8), Mavericks (v10.9) and Yosemite (v10.10).
Starting with the Mavericks release, Apple dropped the big cat-based nomenclature of OS X releases and launched a new series of names based on locations in Apple's home state of California. OS X El Capitan is named for a well-known vertical granite rock formation found within the Yosemite National Park.
What's New in El Capitan?
OS X El Capitan enhancements largely focus on performance and user experience over major new features. With El Capitan, Apple redesigned the Mission Control windows management tool and the Spotlight search tool, and it has improved core apps like Mail, Notes and Maps throughout the operating system.
Among the new features in the El Capitan release are Split View functionality for displaying two full-screen applications side-by-side, Pinned Sites in the Safari web browser, and support for Metal graphics technology. El Capitan also introduced a new systemwide font called San Francisco.
Mac OS X El Capitan's successor, macOS Sierra, debuted in fall 2016.
IT Solutions Builder TOP IT RESOURCES TO MOVE YOUR BUSINESS FORWARD
Which topic are you interested in?
What is your company size?
What is your job title?
What is your job function?
Searching our resource database to find your matches...
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
The following facts and statistics capture the changing landscape of cloud computing and how service providers and customers are keeping up with... Read More »SEO Dictionary
From keyword analysis to backlinks and Google search engine algorithm updates, our search engine optimization glossary lists 85 SEO terms you need... Read More »Texting & Chat Abbreviations
From A3 to ZZZ this guide lists 1,500 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate and understand today's texting lingo. Read More »
Java is a high-level programming language. This guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of syntax, variables, data types and... Read More »Java Basics, Part 2
This second Study Guide describes the basics of Java, providing an overview of operators, modifiers and control Structures. Read More »Network Fundamentals Study Guide
Networking fundamentals teaches the building blocks of modern network design. Learn different types of networks, concepts, architecture and... Read More »