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Review: Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11)

Last Updated: July 28, 2016

Product Information

Apple has released the latest version of the Mac operating system, OS X El Capitan (10.11). A comprehensive list of El Capitan's new features is available from Apple's Mac OS X El Capitan website.

Recommendation

El Capitan (10.11) is compatible with Texas State IT services and software and is the supported operating system for Texas State-owned computers.

Support Summary

El Capitan (10.11) is compatible with Texas State IT services and software and is the supported operating system for Texas State-owned computers.

Compatibility Review

This table displays results of our compatibility review of El Capitan and Texas State IT services.

Service

Compatible With Texas State IT Services?

Notes

Absolute Manage Yes  
CrashPlan PROe Yes  
McAfee Endpoint Protection for Mac (9.8) Yes  
Microsoft Outlook 2016 for Mac Yes Outlook 2016 for Mac is available via Absolute Manage. Outlook 2011 is compatible with El Capitan if running the latest version (14.5.8).

See the Complete El Capitan Test Results >>

How to Get El Capitan

El Capitan is available for all Texas State-owned and managed Mac computers. It can be obtained via Absolute Manage and is also part of the Standard Software Image.

Do not upgrade a Texas State-owned Mac computer to El Capitan using a personal Apple ID. 

Hardware Specifications*

Texas State's recommended minimum hardware specs for El Capitan:

  • Processor: 1.5 GHz (gigahertz) dual core or better
  • RAM: 8 GB (gigabytes) or more
  • Available hard disk space: 30 GB or more
  • Some features may require an Apple ID (terms apply

Refer to Apple Business Essentials Desktop as a guide.

Release Dates and Version Updates

The following table contains version and release date history related to content on this page.

Date Version Notes
09/21/2015 Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11, GM 15A282a)  
01/15/2016 Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11)  
07/28/2016 Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11) standard image