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Apple Mac OS X 10.11 - El Capitan

Last Review:

Available To:

  • Faculty (currently appointed) and Staff
  • Departments and Offices at UT Arlington

Vendor: Apple

Product: OS X

Version: 10.11

Standard Software Supported By: Desktop

OIT Support Levels: Full

Function:

Operating system

System Requirements: Mfg. Minimum

  • Base OS: Mac
  • OS Version: n/a
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo*, i3, i5, or i7
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Additional Hard Disk Space Needed: 8.8 GB

System Requirements: OIT Required

  • Base OS: Mac
  • OS Version: n/a
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo*, i3, i5, or i7
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Additional Hard Disk Space Needed: 10 GB

Known Issues:

Apple lists the following compatible computers for OS X 10.11 "El Capitan":

  • MacBook (Early 2015)
  • MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
  • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
  • Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
  • iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
  • Xserve (Early 2009)

Some features of Mavericks are dependant on the model of computer.

Since version 10.6, the Mac OS X no longer needs the Cisco VPN tool to connect to the UTA VPN server. Detailed instructions are available on OIT’s website.

Since SecureDoc is currently NOT compatible with OS X 10.11, OIT is encrypting 10.11 units with JAMF and FileVault2.

How to Get:

Apple provides free updates for Mac OS X via the Software Update feature in the Apple Menu.

Support:

Visit OIT Help Desk or see Apple's Support page

Backing up data is the responsibility of the client.  One such method is burning data to a CD or DVD.  Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard" and later features a backup system called Time Machine.  If you use Time Machine, you will need to enable it, and be familiar with how to recover data using it.

Related Software:

macOS 10.12

Mac OSX 10.10

Mac OSX 10.9