I realized this covers a small part of the SLO Bytes audience but here's the useful info...
The latest and greatest Mac OS has been released... OS X El Capitan 10.11http://www.apple.com/osx/What's new from Yosemitehttp://help.apple.com/osx-elcapitan/from-yosemite/
Everything you wanted to know about... OS X 10.11 El Capitan: The Ars Technica Reviewhttp://arstechnica.com/apple/2015/09/os-x-10-11-el-capitan-the-ars-technica-review/
Once I download (BUT DID NOT INSTALL)
the new OS (OVER 6 GB
) from the App Store I verified the dmg file using hdiutil
. See image below...
I then create a bootable USB flash drive if I decide to do a clean install in the future. You can use a terminal window to do this but I chose the lazy way this time using DiskMaker X.http://diskmakerx.com/
I also saved a copy of the Install OS X El Capitan.app for future uses.
Once all the above actions have taken place I then installed the new OSX.USB Drives No Longer Required to Install Windows with Boot Camp in OS X El Capitan
Boot Camp has gained the ability to install a Windows partition without a USB drive.http://www.macrumors.com/2015/09/30/el-cap-boot-camp-no-usb/
I was prompted to update the following software:SuperSuper! http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.htmlEspionage https://www.espionageapp.com/Acronis TrueImage 2016 http://www.acronis.com/en-us/personal/computer-backup/
I will create updated system backups after the first OSX update.
So far, so good on the OSX update, application updating and using El Capitan.