From El Cap to High Sierra?

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by bigpoppamac31, Apr 29, 2018.

  1. bigpoppamac31 macrumors 68020

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    Hey has anyone here upgraded to High Sierra from El Cap? How was the experience? Is High Sierra a worthy upgrade from El Cap? I'm on a 2014 MBP 13".
     
  2. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    I have just recently upgraded from El Capitan to High Sierra out of curiosity on a 2010 MacBook Pro, but that format has since been erased since I am using the SSD in another computer.

    I did not notice any performance changes. Startup was the same, application use was the same, overall responsiveness was the same. Battery life was similar if not the same. The only notable thing is an issue with some software, where the applications work properly but offer a message of not being optimized on launch. Certain applications (older applications) also display a diagnostic inquiry when I quit them, reporting that they did not quit properly.

    Everything worked very well, however, and overall I was pleased performance wise. I now run 10.13 in a desktop environment after testing on that notebook. In terms of whether its worthy, I mean, probably not. El Capitan is still considered recent (by updates standards) and there isn't any compelling argument that I can give you where I would encourage you that it is absolutely worthwhile to switch.

    tl;dr: Honest advice - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
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  4. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah fair enough. I don't have any issues with El Cap so perhaps I'll stay with that for a while more.
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    Oh really? What made you go back?
     
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

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    Indeed.

    I'm sure some users here will tell you flat out to not upgrade due to issues they have experienced with 10.13. I think you would be kicking yourself if you switched from a stable experience to what may be found as a less stable experience for no real trade off in positive performance in the first place.
     
  6. bigpoppamac31 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah I guess so. Seems Apple is slipping in the quality control department. Yet they seem to think their products are worth a higher price tag. $169 CAD for an Apple trackpad? So not worth it.
     
  7. oldhifi macrumors 65816

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    High Sierra is slow, not too responsive, the famous beach balls, etc..
     

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