It's silly to move threads away to another forum section. If I'm interested specifically in El Capitan on the Macbook, I'm not going to wade through threads in that section. They should just leave all threads specific to the MacBook on this section.
My rMB got a lot faster. It's very smooth now. As for battery life, after an initial period, it seems it actually have gotten better! However, my battery measurement is based on the 'time remaining' in the menu, so not very accurate. But under the same conditions, it seems that number has gotten larger. I don't know if that says much.I hope so, as some threads have reported as much as 2 hours less on battery compared to 10.10.5 which is no go for me.
Same experience here. A "night and day" difference it is not. It's not as if El Capitan changed my rMB into a Mac Pro.It's very slightly smoother, that's all. Animations, in particular, and loading/processing of app content – e.g. photos and Safari.
It's not "a lot faster" or anything. Ultimately, it's the same hardware inside.
What`s the battery life, am reading multiple reports of a significant depreciation versus 10.10.5, which makes 10.11 useless for my needs...
I'm no expert, but I believe some of the early reports on battery life under 10.11 might be suffering from all the background operations going on after a new install. Probably better to see how things are going after a couple days of use.
Erm no. SSDs do NOT index in a matter of minutes.Possibly on some older systems, those with fast SSD will be done indexing etc in a mater of minutes, we will see over the coming weeks if 10.11 is less efficient on battery and or Apple can remedy. My feeling 10.11 was rushed and one again released half baked, as their are many with issues and more rolling in.
Erm no. SSDs do NOT index in a matter of minutes.
Bolded bit isn't accurate either.
I went through the hell of Lion and Yosemite. Maybe El Capitan performing so well has made me biased.Nor do they take days, mine are normally done in 15-20 minutes. Don't worry there is plenty of people having issue with 10.11 Apple release on a given timeline and this drives everything, why do you think 10.11.1 was released in Beta before 10.11.0 was even out to the public.
The OS X release cycle is too short these days and similar to 10.10 it will be the .3 release before the OS is stable for many. Personally I expect more of Apple, pity others don't...