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Old 23.10.2014, 11:57
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Re: OS X Yosemite

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The benefit of a fresh install is that you delete everything which can work wonders for your computer anyway. If you have no major system mods or many third party apps then a upgrade is almost always fine.
Being the operative words, for the little extra effort a clean instal is a better option, and anything "that works wonders" can be restored from your time machine.
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Old 23.10.2014, 12:00
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Re: OS X Yosemite

I just ran the upgrade (although I joined the Public Beta scheme so I've had Yosemite for a while already) as a clean install would mean me re-installing all the software I use and I'd have to redo all the settings.

I don't have any issues or performance problems.

I love the new UI and Safari is much better now than it was (especially going back a page; it no longer pauses while it refreshes). It really is a fast browser, plus I like the idea of being able to see all my open tabs across devices. Mail had some issues during the last beta version that that's been fixed. It was killing my IMAP server.

I do like the idea of handoff (although you need to have bluetooth on for that) but it's more for the geeky value than any actual use as it doesn't seem to be copying over any content right now. For example, if I start to write a text message to someone and "hand off" from the laptop to the phone it just opens the message app and shows me a blank message to the person I was writing it to; it doesn't take over any of the text I may have started to write.

SMS forwarding (which works over wifi/data) is cool as is making phone calls from the iPad and laptop (works over wifi - you need to be on the same wifi subnet).

I may decide to do a clean install at some point, just to satisfy my desire for neatness and order, but I'd need to remember how I installed, err, some of the software I have *cough office cough*. For example I got Aperture for free due to a quickly-closed loophole (Apple allowed free upgrades from dodgy versions, so all I did was download and install an old pirate version then apply for the free upgrade). Plus I'd probably have to reconfigure all my IMAP account details unless I start frigging around with plist files, and I guess the whole point of a clean install is not to have modified plist files
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Old 23.10.2014, 12:09
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Re: OS X Yosemite

I have a MacBook Pro (mid 2009), i just updated my software but it is now OS X Lion 10.7.5, not OS X Yosemite?? Do you have to down load it elsewhere? Is it worth doing? Should I bother?
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Old 23.10.2014, 12:11
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Re: OS X Yosemite

I have a MBP 15" Late 2008 with SSD and it works very well. I haven't used the main features yet though. I don't want to update my jailbroken iPhone 5 yet.

@Island Monkey: You need to update from Lion to Snow Leopard to avail the free Yosemite update.
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Old 23.10.2014, 12:28
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Re: OS X Yosemite

To be honest doing a clean install is in most cases a waste of time. Only if you're running unusual drivers to control external hardware , you've screwed around with some of the config files , and/or modified your mac hardware is it probably worth doing. Even then the chances are that the upgrade will work when installed directly over the top.

My advice would be to backup, install the new OS directly over the existing one, and then see if everything is OK. If not then you can do a wipe, install, and then restore the data from the backup. However if you were having problems then often restoring from the time machine backup will restore the bits that were causing the problem in the first place. If that's the case then you can use the TM backup to restore the old system as it was.
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Old 23.10.2014, 12:34
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Re: OS X Yosemite

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@Island Monkey: You need to update from Lion to Snow Leopard to avail the free Yosemite update.
So I'm well out of date
I wonder why when you go to software updates, it doesn't offer you the new versions, like on your iPhone or iPad. Seems you have to download from Apple site. I might avoid it, don't want to F@$% everything up!!
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Old 23.10.2014, 12:39
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Re: OS X Yosemite

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I have a MBP 15" Late 2008 with SSD and it works very well. I haven't used the main features yet though. I don't want to update my jailbroken iPhone 5 yet.
The JB (to prove a working exploit) is out for iOS8.1 but it'll be a couple of days before mobile substrate is ported and Cydia fully working. Then who knows how long before the apps you actually want are working.

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I wonder why when you go to software updates, it doesn't offer you the new versions, like on your iPhone or iPad. Seems you have to download from Apple site. I might avoid it, don't want to F@$% everything up!!
The difference between "update" and "upgrade".

For example, people on Windows 7 get offered updates and patches, not Windows 8. The advantage of OSX is that both are free.

But you're right; Apple have a different approach for their iOS devices.
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Re: OS X Yosemite

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I have a MBP 15" Late 2008 with SSD and it works very well. I haven't used the main features yet though. I don't want to update my jailbroken iPhone 5 yet.

@Island Monkey: You need to update from Lion to Snow Leopard to avail the free Yosemite update.
Wrong way round - Snow Leopard 10.6, Lion is 10.7. The upgrade will work from Lion no problems. In fact as long as you're running Snow Leopard version 10.6.8 the upgrade should work.
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Old 23.10.2014, 12:56
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Re: OS X Yosemite

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My advice would be to backup, install the new OS directly over the existing one, and then see if everything is OK. If not then you can do a wipe, install, and then restore the data from the backup. However if you were having problems then often restoring from the time machine backup will restore the bits that were causing the problem in the first place. If that's the case then you can use the TM backup to restore the old system as it was.
So it's not as simple as upgrading your iPhone/iPad software?
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Re: OS X Yosemite

Terrible problem for me. Yosemite went ok, but then I upgraded to iPhoto11 and some of my photos cannot be viewed anymore. I just see them greyed out. There is some mention about this on the net but no solution yet. Something to do with files and permissions or something.
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Re: OS X Yosemite

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So it's not as simple as upgrading your iPhone/iPad software?
Yeah, it's just as simple. Your ios device should be backing up into the cloud (at least partially). So should your OSX device (macbook or whatever). If you aren't backing up there are different ways to set this up, including buying a compatible external hard drive. It needs to work with Time Machine which is OSX's periodic backup.
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Re: OS X Yosemite

The catch is you pay extra for the hardware initially and continue to drink the Apple Mac cool-aid.

Upgrade is good, links to phone IOS, no problems noticed as of yet.
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Re: OS X Yosemite

Recommend upgrading to Aperture, well worth the investment for simple digital management & modifications.
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Recommend upgrading to Aperture, well worth the investment for simple digital management & modifications.
Don't bother - Aperture is now end of life. It's received an update for Yosemite, but that's it, it's not going to be developed any further. A new app called Photos will effectively replace both Aperture and iPhoto.
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Recommend upgrading to Aperture, well worth the investment for simple digital management & modifications.
Aperture is about to be discontinued and replaced by a new iLife photo app.

BTW I mentioned my out of memory mail problems on upgrading to Yosemite - seems it may be linked to Godaddy IMAP accounts which my work one is.
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Re: OS X Yosemite

The newer your mac and the newer your iOS devices, the greater the benefit

you'll need iOS8.1 to get the most out of the 'sharing' features

works fine on my 5 year old imac (was snow leopard then mavericks) with 12gb memory (easy to upgrade this yourself)
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Old 28.10.2014, 22:43
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Re: OS X Yosemite

Installed it on my partner's 4 year old Macbook Air (4GB RAM) and it's working fine. Not blisteringly fast but no slower than Snow Leopard which is what I upgraded it from.

What was cool (well, I thought it was cool) was that I then created an account for myself on his laptop, logged in, and linked it to my iCloud account. All my settings, even all my mail IMAP configuration and stuff like my browser history, synchronised to the account. Brilliant.
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Re: OS X Yosemite

Besides problems with iPhoto, now I have a problem wit Mail too. It simply can't get online to retrieve mail from my hispeed account. Again it is a known problem but no solution.

Anyone knows a good alternative email software? I tried inky but it is trying to be too clever.
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Re: OS X Yosemite

I have updated to Yosemite couple of weeks back on my MacBook Pro, so far did not had any issues. Loved the new sleek look.
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Re: OS X Yosemite

OK, total technology ignoramus here, so please be gentle...

I tried downloading the Yosemite upgrade on my 3 or 4 year old Mac Mini. Got as far as the reboot, and it has been hung up for 2 hours now. (Grey screen with the little whirling disk. No status bar, didn't even get that far.)

Normal? Not normal? Any ideas? Too early to panic? Am I screwed?

Thanks...
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