is it safe to upgrade to yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by rachislenska, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. rachislenska, Mar 5, 2015
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    rachislenska macrumors newbie

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    Hi I bought a 2014 retina mac pro recently..its running on mavericks.I started using mac only just recently.



    Is it safe to upgrade to Yosemite? I mean its running without much problems on mavericks and reading this forums it seems Yosemite is like vista of windows!I'm not really tech savvy ,I generally prefer it to just work...



    So are the bugs in Yosemite resolved or are they still persisting?



    Btw I don't mind the looks that much.yeah it would have been better if they didn't turn it that 'flat' ...
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    No, not all the bugs have been resolved in Yosemite. I'd back up your system prior to upgrading, just in case.
     
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    I didn't know you still can get 2014 Retina MBP pre-installed with Mavericks... I'll definitely keep Mavericks for sure...
     
  5. iubhounds macrumors regular

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    The only issues I have had with Yosemite is the background photos change after every restart. I have a mid-2010 iMac with a 2nd 27" monitor that I use as my main monitor. Every startup the photo that was on the external monitor moves to my iMac.

    Otherwise, I have had no issues with Yosemite.
     
  6. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    So far Yosemite has worked very well installed on a MackBook Pro and an iMac. No real issues to report. No WiFi issues and system response has been at least as good as when 10.9.5 was installed or better. Always do a time machine backup before doing an OS X upgrade unless you just bought the machine and have not used it long enough to care about the user account data.

    Another approach would be to create a separate partition on the hard drive and install Yosemite to it. This way you can use Yosemite to determine how well it works for you and delete it when you are done. Your Mavericks install is not affected by Yosemite. Just reboot back to the Mavericks install and delete the partition where Yosemite is installed.
     
  7. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    If you are a new user. I would stick with what you are using now. 10.8 is still a supported OS, so there is no point to upgrade if it works out for you.

    Personally, I've all gone Yosemite because it handles SMS and voice calls from my iPhone.
     
  8. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

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    The OP is using Mavericks, 10.9. Mountain Lion is 10.8.
     
  9. cape cod wahine macrumors newbie

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    safe to upgrade from 10.6.8 ?

    Hi,

    I am running Mac OS 10.6.8 and was thinking it is time to upgrade my OS. I am considering Yosemite. Are there significant issues with upgrading from this older OS?

    Thank you!
     
  10. illusionx macrumors 6502

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    My bad. Same difference though.

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    No. Make sure your Mac is compatible, it will tell you and go through all your apps to make sure they are compatible.
     
  11. Bobby dazzler macrumors member

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    AVOID AVOID AVOID. Apple Vista - Sorry, Apple Yosemite is not worth the hassle. Mavericks was much better.
     
  12. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    As you can see, results with Yosemite vary from user to user. I have had no issues with Yosemite on my 2012 rMBP--with a new machine, you should be fine upgrading but do back up your data just in case.
     
  13. fisherking macrumors 603

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    wish i understood people better. yosemite is a perfectly good version of OS X. for some, more buggy than for others...just like every previous version of OS X.

    perfect? no. will get better with updates? yes. worth moving to? up to you...

    i like moving forward (am currently on the 10.10.3 beta) but it's a choice, not an essential act.

    upgrade if you want changes in how the OS looks, functions. if all is well, you can stay where u are...or not.

    i'm a big believer in whatever works. but for my own experience, change is good, inspiring. sometimes challenging....
     
  14. davec56 macrumors newbie

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    Yosemite Beta 10.10.3

    Can someone answer a quick question for me? I participated in the public beta for Yosemite which allow me to install the beta Yosemite 10.10 on an external hard drive so I could dual boot to either Mavericks on my rMBP SSD drive or Yosemite Beta 10.10 on an external drive.

    With that said, I have the Yosemite 10.10.3 beta as an update in my App store application. Once I download the Beta (the app store says update), will I be able to install Yosemite Beta 10.10.3 on an external drive or will it update my current system to the 10.10.3 beta?

    Thanks for you help in advance.

    Dave
     
  15. newellj macrumors 601

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    As people have said, results vary.

    I had a problem on my rMBP with Mavericks that i was never able to resolve. Yosemite has been issue-free.

    Yosemite has also been issue-free on my Mini, as was Mavericks.

    Other people continue to have problems in various areas, such as wi-fi.

    YMMV...back up your data before upgrading...
     
  16. cape cod wahine macrumors newbie

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    OS version 10.6.8

    Thanks everyone for your thoughtful responses. I was thinking that if I did not upgrade my OS soon, it would be out of date/ unsupported soon and would be more difficult.

    My late 2010 MacBook Pro is a 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7 with 8GB of RAM, so is worth keeping (to me) and should be able to handle Yosemite. I was just afraid of bugs....

    Thanks again.
     
  17. Taz Mangus, Mar 5, 2015
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    Boot to the 10.10 Beta install and apply the 10.10.3 update.

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    Experiences with Yosemite has varied. Apple Vista it is not. Just because you are having an issue does not mean everyone will. Mavericks was not exactly what I would call that great overall. I had issues with Mavericks that I don't with Yosmite. In fact Yosemite fixed some things that did not work correctly in Mavericks.

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    Create a separate partition on your hard drive and install Yosemite on it. Boot to the new partition and use Yosemite and decide for yourself if you want to upgrade. When you are done, boot back to the other partition and delete the partition with Yosemite installed on it.

    I am running Yosemite on a 2011 iMac and a 2009 MacBook Pro. Yosemite runs great on both. Honestly, I have not had an issues with Yosemite. YMMV.
     
  18. Bobby dazzler macrumors member

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    Remember when you had a pc and you used to click to open something, then go and make a cup of tea and hope it had opened by the time you got back?

    You might feel you are returning to those days after you download Yosemite...

    Maybe not every time...but sometimes. ;)
     
  19. leman macrumors 604

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    Its just as safe as updating from Mountain Lion to Mavericks, from Lion to Mountain lion, and a great bit safer than updating from Leopard to Snow Leopard ;)
     
  20. Bobby dazzler macrumors member

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    ...but "upgrading" from Snow Leopard to Lion was a bad idea - Lion was completely awful in comparison.

    Snow Leopard and Mavericks have been good for me and my three iMacs of varying ages.
    Lion and Yosemite: not up to Apple standards

    Thanks :)
     
  21. Centaurr macrumors 6502a

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    yes. i upgraded, no problems at all, its always better to upgrade your OS when possible
     
  22. Bobby dazzler macrumors member

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    Hmm, I used to think so.

    iCloud Drive is in slow-motion for some reason - nowhere near as fast as iCloud.
    Now I know there to be risk involved and it's not just OS X look at iOS7: terrible from day one and they never sorted it out (ahem, except to patch it and call it iOS8).

    In future I'm going to watch the keynotes whilst interjecting the odd "that'll be nice IF IT WORKS" and I'll download major updates with extreme caution.

    Thanks ;)
     
  23. newellj macrumors 601

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    I understand why updates create chaos on Windows machines.

    I really do not understand why updates create as much chaos as they seem to on Apple devices, where the hardware, firmware and software should be much better controlled. :rolleyes:
     
  24. fisherking macrumors 603

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    changes in the logic board, hard drives, ram. potential conflicts with 3rd-party software, apple's own apps. so many variables, i'm sometimes amazed that anything works... :D
     
  25. rachislenska thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks for replies

    thanks for the help..i guess i will upgrade to Yosemite eventually.currently this mac is the only apple device i own.planning to get an iPad ,probably the next version down the line after saving up enough.
    so i hope whatever bugs remain will be resolved by then.reading the threads i think it will be better to stay with mavericks for time being especially since this is the sole apple device with me , no trouble with integration btw devices .;)
     

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