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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


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 dependent 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.


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