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OS X Yosemite

A few days ago, I noticed that there was an update available through the App Store on my Mac for "free" update/upgrade to OS X Yosemite.

Now, I know there's not such thing as a free lunch. There has to be a catch, a gimmick, a clause, call it what you will.

I've seen a few online comments about it, particularly comments about it crippling users wifi connections, but other than that, no real solid content.

Does anyone on here have any experience of it? What's the catch?
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Old 22.10.2014, 21:43
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Re: OS X Yosemite

I upgraded my Mac Book Pro to Yosemite, and have not had any issues (did not yet discover anything spectacular either)

the upgrade was free, and there was no catch
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Re: OS X Yosemite

I am installing it as I write this. Not sure yet, but will shout if anything weird happens.
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Old 22.10.2014, 22:27
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Re: OS X Yosemite

I have just upgraded yesterday, no problem till now. So far I have enjoyed picking up phone calls from the computer and using the Airdrop to transfer files to my other devices
However, I don't particularly like the appearance
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Old 22.10.2014, 22:52
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Re: OS X Yosemite

I upgraded over the weekend and everything is working fine for me - except Sopcast which keeps crashing
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Old 22.10.2014, 22:54
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Re: OS X Yosemite

I upgraded my iMac and other than taking 2 seconds longer to boot on the rare occasions I shut it down and the standard font looking crap, everything else works...
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Old 22.10.2014, 23:07
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Re: OS X Yosemite

I updated too and am hating the new folder icon and dock appearance. There was a hoopla about Spotlight automatically uploading your searches to Apple and other partners like Microsoft. You can disable it if you want. Follow this link:

http://www.cultofmac.com/300301/keep...ht-data-apple/
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Re: OS X Yosemite

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A few days ago, I noticed that there was an update available through the App Store on my Mac for "free" update/upgrade to OS X Yosemite.

Now, I know there's not such thing as a free lunch. There has to be a catch, a gimmick, a clause, call it what you will.

I've seen a few online comments about it, particularly comments about it crippling users wifi connections, but other than that, no real solid content.

Does anyone on here have any experience of it? What's the catch?

What's your hardware?
I don't think I'll bother upgrading my parents SSD-less 2012 MacMini (with the minuscule 4 GB RAM setup).

But my own 2012 Mini (i7, 16 GB, 512GB Crucial SSD) is fine.
Even Cisco AnyConnect works (anyconnect-macosx-i386-3.1.05160-k9.dmg).

It does take a bit longer to boot. So, if you don't have a least a FusionDrive, now would be a good time to upgrade to it, or to SSD-only :-)

I've not seen any WiFI-issues. In fact, I used to have some with Mavericks, which seem to have gone for now.
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Re: OS X Yosemite

I'm getting a couple of screen flickers when I scroll
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Re: OS X Yosemite

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A few days ago, I noticed that there was an update available through the App Store on my Mac for "free" update/upgrade to OS X Yosemite.

Now, I know there's not such thing as a free lunch. There has to be a catch, a gimmick, a clause, call it what you will.

I've seen a few online comments about it, particularly comments about it crippling users wifi connections, but other than that, no real solid content.

Does anyone on here have any experience of it? What's the catch?
Yosemite is reputed to work better/requirement for IOS8 [on your iPhone/iPad] if you want/need for full functionality enhancements offered by it.
Yosemite also comes with updated versions of iWorks [Apple's Office suite] which sounds great, unless your working with people who haven't upgraded, in which case your iWorks saves maybe be unreadable by them...
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Old 23.10.2014, 06:45
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Re: OS X Yosemite

It completely screwed open directory on my server meaning nobody except the admin user can log in (Yes, the new server app was installed directly after the update to Yosemite). As of yet there seems to be no fix other than wipe and reinstall.

Fortunately my server is used for testing these potential scenarios and as as such is not critical.

On the other hand it installed without trouble onto my ancient 2009 iMac and runs surprisingly well. It's not on my main mac at the moment as I know the audio drivers for my audio interface aren't compatible with it at the moment - they cause kernel panics under Yosemite.

I like it, it's what a modern GUI should look like, especially when you get rid of the horrible translucency effect, and it appears to be a tad more responsive than mavericks.
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Re: OS X Yosemite

I like it. Only issue seems to be Mac mail running out of application memory from time to time which is annoying, clearly something wrong there.
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Old 23.10.2014, 09:33
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Re: OS X Yosemite

Last year I resisted upgrading my mbp to Mavericks, though OS upgrade was free, Parallels needed also to be upgraded and it was bit costly. I did the upgrade only this year when there was a discount..
Well couple months later there is yet another MAC OS upgrade and guess what, Parallels full compatibility with Yosemite is only guaranteed when you upgrade it
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Old 23.10.2014, 09:53
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Re: OS X Yosemite

I did a clean install of Yosemite on my Macbook and all is fine, I quite like it and have not noticed any difference in speed. From all my previous experience (Windows and Mac) I always favour the clean install option since its a shame to put a shiny new body over a tired old chassis.
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I did a clean install of Yosemite on my Macbook and all is fine, I quite like it and have not noticed any difference in speed. From all my previous experience (Windows and Mac) I always favour the clean install option since its a shame to put a shiny new body over a tired old chassis.
If you just keep your Mac clean and don't install and uninstall a lot of apps, you don't need to clean install - the migration assistant will catch anything that won't work.
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Old 23.10.2014, 10:18
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If you just keep your Mac clean and don't install and uninstall a lot of apps, you don't need to clean install - the migration assistant will catch anything that won't work.
I disagree
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Re: OS X Yosemite

The only catch in my case is that my pirated copy of Final cut pro no longer works

Be sure to do a time machine backup before you upgrade in case something goes wrong!
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I am shocked and appalled and did not see this in any way coming.
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Old 23.10.2014, 10:47
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If you just keep your Mac clean and don't install and uninstall a lot of apps, you don't need to clean install - the migration assistant will catch anything that won't work.
Thats wrong as confirmed by Applecare and a Genius when I went from SL to Mavericks. "Installing the new oXS over the old can leave files behind which can cause issues", mine is with mail crashing 6 - 7 times a day. The best way they say is a clean install, but as Yosemite was so close they suggested waiting for that a week or so after release, just in case any issue become apparent.
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Thats wrong as confirmed by Applecare and a Genius when I went from SL to Mavericks. "Installing the new oXS over the old can leave files behind which can cause issues", mine is with mail crashing 6 - 7 times a day. The best way they say is a clean install, but as Yosemite was so close they suggested waiting for that a week or so after release, just in case any issue become apparent.
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.
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