El capitan vs Yosemite

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Toucanet, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Toucanet macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2013
    I switched from Windows to Mac with a early-2015 Retina MacBook Pro. Nothing to san about the machine, but I noticed that OS X Yosemite is less stable than Windows 7. Will this change with El Cap? If I just update from the MAS without doing a clean install is ok?
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    How is it less stable, what sort of problems have you been having? Honestly a lot of problems on OS X can be caused by a large uptime. Try restarting with the option 'Reopen windows when logging back in' disabled.
  3. Toucanet thread starter macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2013
    I always do that.
    The problems that I have: sometimes the Mac hangs shutting down and I have to turn it off forcedly.
    The preinstalled email client with IMAP mails is slow and unstable, often freezes.
    Thanks for the answer
  4. nmeed macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2014
    Regarding the thread title, how about the smoothness or lack thereof when navigating around the OS in comparison between the two. Is El Capitan significantly smoother?
  5. simon lefisch macrumors 6502a

    simon lefisch

    Sep 29, 2014
    Yosemite has always been like this for me. I would then have to use Terminal to shutdown/restart. El Cap hasn't done that to me as of yet. So far, El Cap has been pretty damn good after I did a clean install on my late 2011 MBP with a modded BT card.
  6. Shirasaki macrumors 604


    May 16, 2015
    Yosemite is just awful.
    I am looking forward to this release.
    However since I am running iOS 9.1 now, I cannot install El Capitan 10.11.0, but 10.11.1. So I need to wait for a little longer.
  7. flowrider macrumors 603


    Nov 23, 2012
    Never had any issues with Yosemite and don't have any with El Cap, V 10.11.1 on my Mac Pro or MBA:p Luv 'em both, but luv El Cap more:D

  8. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 26, 2011
    Force quitting is not advised. Most likely there is something that is completing. When you force quit, it leaves the app in an unstable state.

    Are you manually quitting apps or letting the shut down process quit open apps? Try quitting each individually and see if you can identify the app that identifies that it is still running a process before quitting.

    RE: your mail issues. Often this is caused by too many emails in the Inbox. How many messages in your Inbox?

    How much free space on your drive? Use Disk Utility or under the Apple in the Menu bar select About this Mac > Storage.

    How much memory do you have installed?
  9. George Dawes macrumors 6502a

    George Dawes

    Jul 17, 2014
    At least Yosemite works. El Capitan is in comparison in my experience an unmitigated disaster.

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