Fourth OS X El Capitan public beta arrives


El Capitan beta is here to change your Mac.
El Capitan beta is here to change your Mac.
Photo: Apple

Apple seeded a new beta of OS X El Capitan yesterday, and now the company is making the same software available to its public beta testers.

The fourth El Capitan public beta comes less than a week after Apple released the last one. And while it’s light on major new features, it comes with a bunch of bug fixes and performance improvements.

Apple announced OS X El Capitan at the Worldwide Developers Conference last June and made the first public beta available to testers at the beginning of July. Testers can download the latest update in the Mac App Store if they already have the third public beta installed. If not, they can grab it from Apple’s beta software program website.

El Capitan’s fourth public beta software is identical to the sixth El Capitan beta released yesterday to developers. The new beta doesn’t contain any big additions, but with a steady stream of solid updates being released to both the public and developers’ versions, the GM version could be ready within the next two months ahead of the public release this fall.