.:Before You Upgrade to Yosemite Final:.

spell87

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Oct 16, 2014
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After many preliminary performance tests done on previous iMacs, macbooks with the latest Yosemite dev preview versions, I've concluded that if you own a mac computer older than two years old, don't upgrade immediately. Older apple computers takes a huge performance hit going from Mavericks to Yosemite. Wait and see if apple responds.
 

CyBeRino

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Jun 18, 2011
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I'm running 10.10 on a late 2011 macbook pro and I disagree with that statement.

Though I should add I've tricked out that laptop with an ssd. But everyone should do that regardless of OS.
 

jsolares

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Aug 8, 2011
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I'm running 10.10 on a late 2011 macbook pro and I disagree with that statement.

Though I should add I've tricked out that laptop with an ssd. But everyone should do that regardless of OS.
I have a 2010 27" iMac with SSDs and i agree with his statement, it feels slower, no idea if it's actually slower though heh.
 

davelanger

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After many preliminary performance tests done on previous iMacs, macbooks with the latest Yosemite dev preview versions, I've concluded that if you own a mac computer older than two years old, don't upgrade immediately. Older apple computers takes a huge performance hit going from Mavericks to Yosemite. Wait and see if apple responds.
I have a mid 2010 mac pro and yosemite is way faster than mavericks. But that is probably because I have 8 GB of RAM and a Radeon HD 5870 graphics card from when i used to play WoW
 
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Traverse

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All kinds of maintenance and indexing processes occurs after a major update. Give it a day and then restart and you should see a difference.
 

simon48

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If this was true longterm wouldn't there be threads about this from the months of beta testing? I haven't seen any threads, so I bet it's maintenance tasks like others have said.
 

Graig

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Aug 23, 2009
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I tried one of the beta versions, 2 I think, on my 2008 iMac and saw no noticible performance hit. I did run into a problem with Mail and one where Safari Share button says No Services and that is why I'm back on Mavericks and waiting for a while whilst reading all the others complaints for a change.
 

TitanTiger

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Jun 8, 2009
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When I was running the public betas Yosemite always felt quicker on my 2009 iMac. But I also have the RAM maxed out at 16GB.
 

KALLT

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Yosemite doesn't run noticeably slower on my 2008 Aluminium MacBook. It takes a wee bit to longer to launch, but overall I don't have any performance issues.
 

poiihy

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I have been using Yosemite since first beta. I had no performace issues with it. it is no different than Mavericks. Mine is Mid-2009 MBP.