macOS High Sierra public beta now available

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Apple has launched the public beta of macOS High Sierra, available from the company’s Software Program page.

Apple’s updated desktop OS will use a new file system called the Apple File System (APFS), which Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering Craig Federighi said is a “thoroughly modern file system”.

High Sierra is completely 64-bit, has native encryption, crash protection, instant file and directory cloning, fast directory sizing, and parallelised metadata operations.

macOS High Sierra will also support hardware acceleration for HEVC, and feature the next version of Apple’s API to access graphics processors – Metal 2.

This article first appeared on MyBroadband and is republished with permission.

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