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Install OS X El Capitan update – or your apps may do an Ellen Pao

32-bit software quits unexpectedly, Apple warns

If you're running the first public beta of OS X El Capitan (version 10.11), well, open the App Store application, check for updates, and install the supplemental update.

That's because there's a bug in the Apple Mac operating system that "may cause some 32-bit apps to quit unexpectedly." And by quit unexpectedly, we think Apple means "crash," rather than doing an Ellen Pao.

The good news is that most if not all of your software on your OS X 10.11 computer is 64-bit – that's certainly the case on El Reg's Macs – so buggy 32-bit support shouldn't bite you anywhere sensitive.

There it is, folks ... the supplemental update (click to enlarge)

The update is merely titled "OS X El Capitan Beta Supplemental Update," rather than a point release. You'll have to reboot after installing the 10MB software patch; it takes about a couple of minutes to complete. Enjoy your weekend of beta testing – the OS is pretty solid in some areas, a little wobbly in others. ®

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