El Capitan vs Mavericks

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by hugo525, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. hugo525 macrumors newbie

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  2. Morpheo macrumors 65816

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    Visually El Capitan feels very smooth, but as I've become sort of obsessed with my iStatsMenu CPU gauge ;), Mavericks is actually much less demanding. Example: play horizontally with a Finder window, resize it quickly and repeatedly - I know, pretty lame but still:p... In Mavericks, CPU goes to 18/20%, El Capitan: 60% (cMP 1,1). On my mid-2012, El Cap, 10%, and Mavericks 4%. Both macs are running with the ATI HD5770.
     
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    As far as I can tell, El Capitan runs very much like I'd expect 10.10.6 to run.
    Excepting of course 'rootless', and I've yet to notice any benefit from that.
     
  5. b0fh666 macrumors 6502a

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    running 'rooted' el cap, all seems to work well except for a 3rd party finder called 'path finder', that one is hanging a lot and requiring some killing. not a deal breaker tough.
     
  6. KALLT macrumors 601

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    That nothing happens is the benefit.
     
  7. keekl macrumors regular

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    I upgraded to El Capitan from Mavericks a few days ago~~~everything seems to run much smoother and faster...but I don't use a lot of other software....pretty much this mac mini 2012 is used for email, internet, and word processing. I held off a bit because I use Thunderbird for email but when I got an "OK" on that I pulled the trigger. The reviews on Apple's site are very good...the reviews for Yosemite were pretty terrible and that's why I stayed with Mavericks but wouldn't go back...still a bug with Time Machine but otherwise GTG!
     
  8. iBug2 macrumors 68040

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    El Capitan much much faster than Mavericks in Finder operations. It's almost as fast as Leopard.
     
  9. sibcc macrumors member

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    Turn off transparency and increase contrast and see if you still notice a difference. I have found some lag in finder operations. I quit using iStats and went back to the much simpler Menumeters.
     
  10. sibcc macrumors member

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    Get the update to Pathfinder.
     
  11. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Not when the shell commands I've written get kicked out of their proper directory, and I have to rewrite things so as to make them work with the scripts in a different location.
     
  12. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Maybe you are not using the proper directories then. All the directories you need are still accessible and if you want to mess with system-owned directories then you have to turn the protection off. The benefit for us all is that SIP will undoubtedly prove to be a great malware repellent when the most vulnerable users will likely not turn it off and advanced and security-conscious users will not necessarily need SIP to begin with. It will also prevent messy developer practices like writing in system-owned locations for no good reason.

    SIP is a good thing.
     
  13. Sko macrumors regular

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    I just convinced my Mac Pro 1,1 to accept El Capitan, and it's great, I love it.
     
  14. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Not much of a UNIX coder, huh?
    Enjoy your 'safety'.
    I'll complain about Apple suddenly breaking the way many people have been doing things for years.
     
  15. dastinger macrumors 6502a

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    Upgraded from Mavericks to El Cap and I think El Cap is faster on most of the operations and animations. Really enjoying this OS and to think this is the first version makes me wonder how polished this OS will be a year from now when it gets to 10.11.5 or 6.
     
  16. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Disable it then, problem solved. Apple is always ‘suddenly’ breaking things upon upgrades. Where have you been for years? OS X is a very unstable system when you follow Apple’s upgrade cycle.
     
  17. chevalier433 macrumors 6502a

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    Mavericks is smoother,far more stable and reliable.Go to el cap only if you need the new features.
     
  18. vista980622 macrumors 6502

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    El Capitan is smother on sub-HD4000 iGPU Mac that does not drive Retina Displays.
    Mavericks is less CPU demanding.
     
  19. xWhiplash macrumors 65816

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    Contrary to what a lot of people here complain about. Mavericks was the most UI laggy OS on my rMBP. I am not sure why. Yosemite actually helped a little, and El Capitan helped the rest of the way.
     

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