2010 MBA 1.6C2D 4GB - Yosemite? Or Stick with Mavericks?

biosci

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Apr 16, 2010
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Chicagoland, IL
As the subject states. I don't think this model supports any of the main continuity/handoff features of Yosemite anyway but I was wondering if you guys thought that it would be best to leave it Mavericks vs. Upgrading it to Yosemite. Computer will only be used for internet use/streaming of movies via netflix/youtube and email.

It was my mobile workhorse (or pony basically) but I'm thinking of giving it to my Mom to use to replace her even older White Macbook.

Thoughts?
 

FuNGi

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Feb 26, 2010
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California
As the subject states. I don't think this model supports any of the main continuity/handoff features of Yosemite anyway but I was wondering if you guys thought that it would be best to leave it Mavericks vs. Upgrading it to Yosemite. Computer will only be used for internet use/streaming of movies via netflix/youtube and email.

It was my mobile workhorse (or pony basically) but I'm thinking of giving it to my Mom to use to replace her even older White Macbook.

Thoughts?
You only need 2GB to run Yosemite. I put Yosemite on my late 2010 MBA (1.86Ghz/4GB) and it seems to be running just fine. It's too early to tell if the battery life will benefit but one of the key features presented with Yosemite is the increased battery life on Safari/Netflix. This sounds to me like you would benefit on your 11" MBA.
 
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tom4444

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Apr 17, 2010
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If your is 11' then I have the exact same model. Yosemite runs fine, without any problems, (except Apple Shake that was working in Mavericks and in yosemite it doesn't - that makes me sad and angry :) )
Mavericks is pretty good and for this kind of use it is no big difference.
But why not upgrade when it's free? Still there are features like icloud drive, new design etc. It's up to you...
 

calvol

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Feb 3, 2011
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I'm sticking with Snow Leopard, afraid to take the leap, might break something!