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F1Mac

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Feb 26, 2014
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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.
 

Partron22

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Apr 13, 2011
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Yes
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.
 

b0fh666

macrumors 6502a
Oct 12, 2012
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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.
 

keekl

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Nov 9, 2008
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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!
 

iBug2

macrumors 601
Jun 12, 2005
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El Capitan much much faster than Mavericks in Finder operations. It's almost as fast as Leopard.
 

sibcc

macrumors member
Oct 5, 2015
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La Jolla CA
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.

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.
 

Partron22

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Apr 13, 2011
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Yes
That nothing happens is the benefit.
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.
 

KALLT

macrumors 603
Sep 23, 2008
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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.

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.
 
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dastinger

macrumors 6502a
Mar 18, 2012
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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.
 

KALLT

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Sep 23, 2008
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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.

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.
 

Ethosik

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Oct 21, 2009
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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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