The list of Macs that can run the OS X El Capitan beta should look familiar to anyone who's put Yosemite on their Mac. Obviously these system requirements could be subject to change, but right now the list of machines is the same.
- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)
El Capitan will feature a number of enhancements aimed at improving performance and efficiency. A new split screen mode makes it easier to view multiple apps at once while Mission Control lets you find open and access open apps faster than ever. Spotlight adds better natural language searching. Mail, Apps, Safari and other key apps gain enhancements, as well.
You can read all about them in our OS X El Capitan First Look.
The preview version is currently in the hands of Mac developers. Apple plans to release a public beta version for registered users of its AppleSeed program sometime in July. General release is slated for later this fall.
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