Any experiences with New Macbook and El Capitan Public Beta?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by nalbagli, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. nalbagli macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I just received the mail to download the public beta of El Capitan, I wanted to know if anyone had tried it yet and if there are many bugs or not. I would really like to try it but this is my daily driver and don't want the experience to be buggy.

    Any inputs would help, thanks
     
  2. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to download it as we speak. I really hope it's stable!
     
  3. nalbagli thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I want to do the same thing, but my last experience with Yosemite and rMB 15' mid 2012 was horrible, so I am a little cautious
     
  4. roguefury macrumors member

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    I downloaded it earlier today, and it's pretty solid. The only wonkiness I've seen has been rendering a few websites in Safari...but that may be a site issue and not El Capitan.

    BTW, swiping between desktops is buttery smooth
     
  5. sasha.danielle macrumors regular

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    Which model do you have? I'm running a 1.1 and I notice no improvement. If anything I have more lag now than with 10.10.4.

    Honestly, everybody was saying 10.10.3 made such a huge improvement in lag, then everybody said 10.10.4 was fixing lag, and now El Capitan. I only noticed a very slight improvement with 10.10.4. Nothing otherwise.

    I love this machine, but the lag is beyond frustrating. In Pages everything jumps all over the place when I'm scrolling. I'm on my third 1.1 now, so it's not a problem with the specific machine.

    I'm pretty sure at this point I'm either going to try a 1.3 or just return it and wait for Skylake.
     
  6. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    Been running the developer version since it came out theres a few issues here and there nothing major on my macbook 1.2 512 now on my iMac its a way different story
     
  7. sasha.danielle macrumors regular

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    Actually, after 12 hours with El Capitan, I feel things have improved somewhat. Does a computer re-index after a new OS? I'm wondering if this is why this machine was so miserable yesterday...
     
  8. surroundfan macrumors 6502

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    Mine did. Of course, it consumes CPU cycles, which also means that the processor gets warm.

    Having said that, no real issues yet. One app (Full Deck Solitaire) crashes and Mail threw up a weird error (since righted). But that's about it...
     
  9. sasha.danielle macrumors regular

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    I've had some weird anomalous things happen, especially image fragmentation when switching workspaces. But webpage scrolling is much more fluid, not perfect, but much improved. In Pages with the window zoomed in to fit screen width I still see lag, but it is somewhat better I think. As long as this continues to be the case I think I'll hang on to this 1.1 machine until Skylake machines are available.
     
  10. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Of course. Spotlight has to index all new files.
     
  11. Brocksley macrumors member

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    still getting fps drops when I switch spaces and on some webpages. It's better than Yosemite, but it's not as smooth as I'd like.
     
  12. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Made it unusable for me personally. It just looks like graphical glitches all over the place.
     
  13. Brocksley macrumors member

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    1.3 doesn't make a difference. Still has the lag.
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    and being on anything with a retina display will have lag. My Air runs better than the pro and macbook from a UI lag standpoint. Each update it gets better and better, but it is a retina issue...not macbook (owned 13" pro 2015, air 2015, and macbook).
     
  15. Brocksley macrumors member

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    Didn't have any issues on my maxed out 15 inch pro, so that's my comparison. Haha. Oh well, still better than anything I deal with in the windows world.
     
  16. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502

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    There was definite lag on the 2015 13" Retina MacBook Pro and a 15" 2013 MacBook Pro I tested. El Capitan on the 15" has completely eliminated all lag on that computer as well as the base MacBook retina.
     
  17. BeachChair macrumors 6502a

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    It seems to be a great improvement. Frame rates are better when scrolling in safari, and mission control is now fluid. It reminds me of back in 2012 when the retina pro was released and was choppy until the first major OS update came out and drastically improved performance.
     
  18. pass78 macrumors newbie

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    Do not install this on your daily driver, I lost complete internet access via wifi, plugged in Ethernet - thunderbolt adapter and getting the same icloud cannot connect to the internet errors. upgraded to ios 9 on phone and haven't;had issues, but this is terrible. in the process of rolling back to Yosemite. Windows 10 was a much better beta experience than this in my opinion. This is worse than the Yosemite intermittent wifi drops
     
  19. roguefury macrumors member

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    I have the base model, and things are working nearly perfect
     
  20. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    If you have a larger SSD (256+) it is insanely easy to partition around 50gb and install in on there.
     
  21. skinuca macrumors member

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    What kind of lag are we talking about here? Need to decide today between the MacBook or MBP to replace a 2009 Air. Usage is not CPU or graphics intensive. Mostly MS office, web, and email.
     
  22. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    There is some UI lag on the retina display's when switching between spaces and sometimes scrolling. It will not ruin your experience, or it shouldn't, but you will see it. Each update makes it better and el capitan is suppose to be better than Yosemite, which is way worse than mavericks ever was.
     
  23. skinuca macrumors member

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    Thanks. I feel almost silly, but never use spaces. Love the concept, just have not gotten into that habbit.
     
  24. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I think a lot of people do not use spaces. I mainly do it b.c I use mine for work and personal. I use separate spaces to keep those two divided. I also think having the snap feature (split screen) built into OSX will help reduce the amount of spaces I use.
     
  25. thadoggfather Suspended

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    Anyone notice the screen is a bit more washed out after El Cap update?

    also swipe back and forward results in graphical glitches on Safari.

    ugh...

    really don't want to roll back to Mavericks though, El Cap smoothness is a nice change in general. I was on DP1 and PB1 seems better, iCloud and Bluetooth sections in System Prefs don't freeze up anymore.

    Also creating a custom color profile results in the configurator crashing,
     

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