Apple yesterday, released the final release of OS X Captain to the public. The new version of the operating system for Macs is already among us and is available for free. The process to upgrade to OS X Captain is very simple: just have to go to the Mac App Store, in the Updates section, and see if it appears. If you’re frustrated because you do not appear, neglected, because you can also download it from the website of the Mac App Store.

The Captain was presented at last year’s WWDC, held in June. Since then, the company has been offering a series of updates between users and developers have been part of the public betas. These preliminary versions of the operating system functioned normally, although the first updates slowed older Macs.

In my case I had the opportunity to try the various betas on an iMac of 2011 and recent results have been optimal: the operating system moves smoothly and although major developments can not be seen with the naked eye, the truth is that help improve your productivity once you become familiar with them.

Captain OS X includes new features for native Mail application (such as the ability to open tabs) and comes with new tools in Safari, a Spotlight most complete and intelligent multitasking double window (similar to what we the latest generation of iPad) and a curious feature that allows us to find the mouse when you lose screen.

This is the list of compatible Macs with OS X Captain:

iMac (Mid 2007 and later)
MacBook Air (Late 2008 and later)
MacBook (Late 2008 aluminum or early 2009 and later)
Mac mini (Early 2009 or later)
MacBook Pro (Mid 2007 and later)
Mac Pro (Early 2008 and later)

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