Apple releases OS X El Capitan, available to download now

September has been a pretty exciting month for Apple, and it ends today on another high note for the company, with the release of the latest OS update for its Mac line.

OS X El Capitan (10.11) was first announced in June, and various beta releases since then have helped to iron out bugs and add more polish to the user experience ahead of its full release, which begins today.

El Capitan introduces a wide range of improvements, including these highlights:

  • Safari enhancements, including pinned sites
  • Better search in Spotlight
  • More window management options, including new Windows 8 'Snap'-style window alignment
  • Major performance boost
  • New Notes app
  • Improved full-screen support and swipe gestures in Mail app
  • New third-party editing extensions in Photos

This isn't a complete list of new and upgraded features in El Capitan, by any means - but you can find out more about it over on Apple's site. And if you install the free update on your Mac, be sure to let us know how you get on!

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