Apple's so-called next-generation Mac operating system, OS X 10.11 El Capitan is set to be rolled out on Sept. 30. Apple has released its first OS X 10.11.1 El Capitan beta a few days before the company is scheduled to unveil the much-awaited operating system.

Days ago, Apple released El Capitan 10.11.1 beta version for developer testing. On Monday, Sept. 21, the public beta version of the update, which touts to offer enhanced overall system stability as well as support for new emoji characters, has been made available to users who take part in the Beta Software Program.

The public beta version is also available for other OS X users who wish to try out the rolled out OS X El Capitan beta first.

Mac users who are already members of the Beta Software Program can access the beta version through Software Update in the Mac App Store. Meanwhile, those who want to sign up to have a glimpse of OS X 10.11.1 should head to Apple's website.

"Help make the next releases of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan our best yet. As a member of the Apple Beta Software Program, you can take part in shaping Apple software by test-driving pre-release versions and letting us know what you think," reads the Apple Beta Software Program page on Apple's website.

Users should sign up with their Apple ID.

This OS X 10.11.1 comes with support for Unicode 8 as well as a new host of emoji, including burrito, taco, hot dog, cheese wedge, unicorn head and middle finger. These emoji are reportedly included as well in iOS 9.1, which the company is also testing.

No other significant modifications have been discovered in the beta version, which implies that it is only a minor update to patch bug fixes and bring performance improvements.

Users who plan to install the beta version should need to back up their Mac laptops. The beta version may come with bugs that may affect the stored files in their computers.

The new OS X 10.11 El Capitan will boast of a wide array of new features including the following: performance enhancements, revamped Mission Control and Slip View.

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