Mac users worldwide rejoiced as Apple released the public general availability of OS X 10.11 El Capitan today. As with all major OS updates, often the question isn’t simply “Should I upgrade?”, but rather “Should I upgrade right now or wait until the first point release?”.
The community has had the time to dig into El Capitan with great reviews from Ars Technica, Macworld, Gizmodo, 9to5Mac and others. The reviewers are generally saying the same thing: Upgrade today, it’s worth it.
This decision is of course going to be different for every user depending on their needs. Folks with mission critical applications that they depend on tend to be more hesitant when risking the stability of their systems. Other folks however can tolerate the occasional bug.
When we released VMware Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro, we announced that we would fully support El Capitan, and we’re making good on that promise.
Recently we were somewhat surprised by a late change to El Capitan that was preventing the installation of El Capitan in a virtual machine, which I wrote about on my personal blog over here. We had a fix, but it wasn’t an ideal situation and I personally am not a fan of telling users to replace components within the Fusion application package itself.
So, we felt this was kind of a big deal, and we released a fix yesterday by way of Fusion 8.0.1 to make sure that users who want to test the latest and greatest in a virtual machine were going to have the experience they expect: It just works. Users who have 8.0 installed should be getting a push notification about the available update, and we’ll be making updates to our web downloads shortly.
VMware Fusion 8 continues to make it easy to run the latest operating systems, and with 8.0.1 you can rest assured that not only does it run great on El Capitan, but that El Capitan also runs great as a virtual machine in VMware Fusion.
Congratulations to Apple on this fantastic release!