Advantages to Yosemite upgrading

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by MacBH928, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. MacBH928 macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008

    I decided against upgrading to Yosemite because:

    1) My computer is old, its core2duo 2GHz
    2) Mavericks works extremely fine and it does what I want and I don't want to mess with it.
    3) I don't want to deal with software incompatibility or bugs

    But... surprisingly many software vendors no longer support Mavericks even though Yosemite has been out for few months. For example, Carbon Copy Cloner, OneNote, and 1Password no longer offer feature updates to Mavericks.

    For those who use Yosemite, do you think there is an advantage in upgrading or is there nothing to benefit me really? I am hoping to use Yosemite when I buy a new macbook by the end of this year hopefully (when broadwell Pros are out).
  2. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    If I were you, I wouldn't upgrade. Older GPUs seem to have some issues with the new interface. I don't think that there are any killer advantages to upgrading. Your plan to get Yosemite with a new laptop sounds very reasonable to me

    Yosemite did bring some very significant changes to the developer side of things, making apps much easier to build in certain cases. This might have something to do with your observation.
  3. Paradoxally macrumors 68000

    Feb 4, 2011
    From the consumer point of view, there are none.

    Stick to Mavericks as its much more stable and faster. You say you don't want bugs and its working great.

    Why bother changing? I have a retina Mac (2014, so the second newest machines out there) and Yosemite is the worst OS I've used since Vista. It's slow, it lags, Safari consumes too much RAM, Photos app doesn't sync sometimes...spare the hassle.
  4. pickaxe macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2012
    The only real reason to upgrade, in my opinion, is SMS Forwarding. It's a really useful feature. Other than that it's a question of whether or not you like the new interface.
  5. tibas92013 macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2013
    Costa Rica
    How much RAM on a constant basis are you consuming running "Yosemite" and do you have a SSD installed in your MM?
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    All valid reasons to not upgrade if you don't want to, and Mavericks is a fine OS as well. I'll balance out the negativity by saying that I've upgraded to Yosemite on all my Macs, and have't had any stability issues. Then again, I'm on Core i5s and i7s, which are much newer than a Core2Duo.

    Some of this is because there are new features and libraries that these apps are hooking into on Yosemite. If an app uses iCloud storage for example, they will probably insist on people being on the newest version of the OS.

    Unless there's absolutely a piece of software that you must use that requires it, or you really need a feature that Yosemite has, then you're probably fine sticking with Mavericks.
  7. Paradoxally macrumors 68000

    Feb 4, 2011
    Retina Macs all come with an SSD and I have 8 GB. It originally came with Mavericks that was much faster. The problem isn't the lack of RAM, it's graphical driver issues because it lags Mission Control animations after a few hours. This is a common problem for retina Macs with Yosemite.
  8. robgendreau macrumors 68040

    Jul 13, 2008
    You sort of answered your own question.

    If you need newer applications that require Yosemite, upgrade. If you don't need them, and stuff you have works, don't upgrade.

    Or simply get an external device and install Yosemite on it, and then you can boot into either Mavericks or Yosemite, and use whichever features you need. Booting from an external will be slower on your old machine, but doable.
  9. MacBH928 thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 17, 2008
    Thanks for the replies. I guess I made the right decision. I was afraid I am missing something with the new Yosemite but glad I didn't upgrade at all.

    I will keep using Mavericks, but I hope I don't find myself one day without any updates for software like Chrome and iTunes.
  10. Paradoxally macrumors 68000

    Feb 4, 2011
    Don't worry, Chrome and iTunes are still being supported on Lion IIRC.

    I really hope 10.11 is the next SLeopard.

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