The next major version of the OS X operating system for Mac will become freely available tomorrow – and El Capitan, as this version is called, has already attracted favorable reviews.
“People love using their Macs, and one of the biggest reasons is the power and ease-of-use of OS X,” claimed Craig Federighi, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, in a press release today. “El Capitan refines the Mac experience and improves performance in a lot of little ways that make a very big difference.”
Reviews of El Capitan have been largely in line with Federighi’s assessment. Engadget has awarded the new OS a score of 87/100, calling it a “modest update” in comparison to last year’s OS X Yosemite. However, Macworld insists that “the days of dramatic operating system updates are over”, adding that “El Capitan is as solid as the giant granite monolith that towers over Yosemite Valley.”
Federighi further observed: “Feedback from our OS X beta program has been incredibly positive and we think customers are going to love their Macs even more with El Capitan.” Though Apple has not indicated exactly when El Capitan will launch tomorrow, the update will be available from the Mac App Store for all Macs released in 2009 or later and some Macs released in 2007 and 2008.