Get it now: OS X update boosts Mac performance

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A new beta is out for OS X El Capitan.
El Capitan's third big update brings performance enhancements and bug fixes.
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The newest build of OS X El Capitan is now available to the public after undergoing a month of beta testing.

OS X 10.11.3 can now be downloaded and installed by all Mac users with supported hardware. It’s a free update that promises to bring a number of enhancements, including performance improvements and tons of bug fixes.

The update is light on major feature additions and focuses mostly on under-the-hood improvements. Users can download OS X 10.11.3 via the Software Update option in the Mac App Store.

Apple has already begun beta testing the next version of El Capitan, OS X 10.11.4. The first beta of the follow-up upgrade brought more bug fixes and speed improvements. The polished version should debut in a few months alongside iOS 9.3 and watchOS 2.2.