Uses San Francisco Font. Nicer features, I have to say.
Not a lot of new stuff here. My friend pointed out that the name telegraphs this: El Capitán is in Yosemite. AKA not far from the previous release.
Stability and performance don’t demo well.
Keen to see how much stability and performance improves.
In general this keynote seems light on features and most of the improvements will be for developers (and consumers eventually via the apps the devs will create, of course).
This is just like Leopard and Snow Leopard. It's more of an.. "upgrade" instead of a new OS. Things that can't be seen to the regular eye.
Unfortunately Yosemite is in much more need of one than Leopard was…
More like El Napitan!
Just like Snow Leopard was to Leopard. For those who care to remember, Leopard "was a dog" and Snow Leopard was one of the best, most stable and high performing OS releases by Apple ever.
That is my hope for El Capitan, as Yosemite has been riddled with performance issues and a somewhat overall lack of polish we've grown spoiled to expect.
If El Capitan meets the Snow Leopard example, I for one will be thrilled. Same goes for iOS 9 (my iPad 2 has been rendered useless since upgrading to 8).
EDIT: @Cruz sorry, didn't see your comment until I posted.
I think you mean "i.e.", not A.K.A.
What's new in 'El Capitan';
A non ascii letter on the brand name to make your google searches unlisted.
1 free condensed font
More flat stuff
More gaussian blur stuff
More mountains. Some in orange.
An a with an acute accent is definitely not non-latin. In fact it's it's used in at least 3 latin languages : spanish, portuguese, french. Surely you mean "non ascii".
Actually, we don't use this one in French, only the grave one "à".
Still agree with your comment, though :)
Et ben oui c'est vrai, et pourtant je parle français tous les jours :)
yeah that's what I was trying to say buddy, sorry for that. Should have missed back then.
Best thing is "Split screen"
I like that one too, it will somehow replace my app for dividing the screen with windows.
as a windows user, i can confirm that this feature has been super useful for the past 6 years.
.. and it was available on Windows as a third-party program before official implementation, and also available in various DE on *NIX too. ;)
Have been using Moom for years, indispensable.
Never heard about it. Will see what it's features are. But PERSONALLY, I do a lot of swiping, moving and zooming.
It basically let's you "snap" windows to corners / halves / sides of the screen, or with shortcuts. The default Windows functionality but on Mac :)
And you also can set up individual layouts that can be triggered when switching displays. Center windows, and resize to preset sizes.
Divy is another one too. Good stuff.
Same, I love Moom. Will probably keep Moom for the hover controls on the green button, but will turn off edge snapping so I can use native OSX.
I just use BetterTouchTool to create a bunch of keyboard shortcuts and trackpad shortcuts for window placement. It does everything I need from half screen to quarter screens vertical and horizontal.
It's (free) and much easier for me than selecting the window and dragging.
This kerning though..
Did they say where the name came from? Because its awesome.
Edit: Found the answer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Capitan
EDIT: Oh, too slow :(
I just installed it on my old MacBook (mid 2010) and it's running really good. It's clear that they switched to Metal for CoreGraphics, all animations run smooth, and even GPU heavy stuff (Launchpad is pretty heavy for a 2010 machine) runs nicely. It feels like a fast computer again, opposed to Yosemite.
One noticeable speed bump is Safari, it was really laggy with Yosemite, but now it runs like it should, faster than Chrome or Firefox.
Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator run like they did before, just fine.
It's running so good that i'm thinking about installing this on my main machine, as an iOS developer that might not be the wisest thing to do.
Probably won't go back to Safari from Chrome, but nice to see they finally added pinned tabs.
I also like how they completely glossed over the switch to San Fran for all OSes, a change they went to town about in Yosemite.
Anyone know the story behind the name "El Capitan"? I didn't watch the keynote, but it's a pretty silly name.
One detail is the name. I used the spanish way to write this, with the accent in the last "a". This is not appropriate of course but its a bit shocking for us spaniards to read that :)
Really surprising, to me: a lot of people apparently struggle with lost mouse cursors. Did not know that.
Hah, I read that feature on the apple site. I thought it was kinda funny too!
To be honest, this is the single most useful feature of this release for me. Almost every time I hook up my Macbook to my TV I lose my cursor-–it annoys the hell out of me.
I've seen that in across multiple user tests... Designing custom cursor for in-app tools. Spent hours pouring over screenvids on Youtube to see how consumers use mice. V strange
I hope that the Sketch developers will use Metal for more performance benefits (artboard zoom etc).
It's going to be faster than Yosemite in the same machine? It never is with new systems...
Very awesome update to the greatest OS on earth. The San Fran font is nice. Cursor feature nifty. But best of all besides the developer additions is the multitasking split screen feature. I used to use divy but mission control is the right approach after all. Thanks apple! To the haters it's free so stop whining please.