Is the 10.9 to 10.10 worth it?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by vexorg, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. vexorg macrumors 6502a

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    Is the 10.9 to 10.10 worth it?

    I've got the reminder up saying that the new upgrade is available. Is it worth it over 10.9?

    What's new? or does someone have a decent link to the real differences?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    What's new?

    Go and see what apple has to say on what's new
    http://www.apple.com/osx/

    As for being worth it, review the updates/improvements and if there's any features that 10.10 has that you want, then upgrade. If not, then stick with 10.9 since that seems to be serving you so well.
     
  3. vexorg thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure I like the new look, more like the old mac OS.

    And I don't see anything new, all very social again. My use is purely business, so doubt it's worth it for the features.
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    There's no harm in deferring/delaying any upgrades if it doesn't do much for you :)
     
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  6. Tucom macrumors 65816

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    On a 2009 27 iMac, the UI wasn't as responsive and had more lag, it would cause the system to hang due to Safari (which also had a few processes in Activity Monitor 'not responding'), and overall system felt sluggish opposed to 10.9

    This was with an SSD and 16GB of RAM, Core i7 2.8Ghz


    Now, I'm not saying that will be the case for YOU, but if 10.9 is working well for you, I'd say wait. I'm sure as time progresses Apple will iron out the bugs and improve performance of 10.10
     
  7. Eternal 28, Dec 1, 2014
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    Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

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    No, I would stay on Mavericks. I prefer the look and performance of Mavericks any day compared to Yosemite. I just spent the last few days downgrading all my Macs to Mavericks.
     
  8. tschunde macrumors member

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    No.*


    *Yosemite is slow as hell, buggy and FUGLY.
     
  9. GerritV macrumors 65816

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    Especially for business use, stay away from Yosemite - it looks like a childish fisher price product.
    Mavericks doesn't do iCloud - so if you happen to have an iPhone or iPad running iOS8, be careful not to rely on iCloud syncing.
     
  10. simonsi macrumors 601

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    I use it daily on MBP and iMac for work. No issues with lag, major bugs or the UI. Did have an issue with FileVault though running un-FV'd at the moment.
     
  11. jozeppy26 macrumors 6502

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    I just use it for daily personal use and am having no major issues. I'm glad I updated but I also tend to be OCD about running the very latest versions of everything on all my devices. Also, the SMS messaging in the Messages.app is very very handy. Hey, and if you're someone who misses phone calls, you can have your mac, iPhone, and iPad all simultaneously ring when someone calls. It damn near scares the crap out of me every time it happens.
     
  12. Badagri macrumors 6502

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    What's so special about yours compared to everyone else's?
     
  13. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    There are some features that you might find useful:

    -Continuity. If you have an iOS 8 device, you can do work in a Continuity-compatible iOS app and pick up where you left off with a Continuity-compatible Mac app, and vice-versa. For example, you can start working on a document in Pages on Mac and keep working on it on your iPhone or iPad.

    -Handoff. This is technically part of Continuity, but Handoff gets its own dash on my list. If you have a compatible iPhone, you can make and receive calls, and send and receive SMS messages, on your Mac, via the iPhone. So your phone doesn't have to be within arm's reach as long as your Mac is.

    -iCloud Drive: Basically the same thing as Google Drive, except you get 5GB free storage and iCloud Drive is probably more secure.
     
  14. simonsi macrumors 601

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    None of my Macs are Handoff-capable and none exhibit any WiFi issues. (I suspect the additional BT traffic associated with Handoff interferes with WiFi more than previous OS X's).

    3 were cloned installs from my MBP under Mavericks, hence no issues on my MBP upgrade meant no issues on the others as there were no login items/extension differences between them so as one worked, they all did.

    I don't have OCD so minor UI issues don't bother me ;)
     
  15. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I must be special too. Yosemite has been a dream for me. Probably the smoothest OS upgrade in years.
     
  16. Badagri macrumors 6502

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    Thing is. There's personal quirks then there is benchmark results.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1803283&page=3

    Especially for somebody on an mid 2013 i7 Retina Macbook Pro with 16GB DDR3 and a 512GB SSD. It's hardly a slouch.
     
  17. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Don't doubt it but again, I have no issues or lag in my use on my machine(s) (all iGPU)
     
  18. Hookemfins macrumors 6502

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    Mavericks gave me fits but so far no problems in Yosemite. Just before I upgraded I was having Wifi issues. So far my two 10.10 machines are having no problems with with WiFi.
     
  19. Royksöpp macrumors 6502a

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    Not at all. I've never seen so many beach balls on my mac, plus it's a major memory hog. I'm back on Mountain Lion problem free.
     
  20. dickovski macrumors regular

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    Yosemite runs fine on my 2013 Macbook Air

    Runs like poo on 2011 iMac - I shall be going back to Mavericks when I have a window in my work schedule. I have daily freezes, lags alot and none of the new features work particularly well. They have also taken some features out that I used a lot so not very happy with it all.
     
  21. nefan65 macrumors 65816

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    No its not worth it. It looks good but runs like cr@p. Safari 2 finger swipe and scrolling dies after a bit of use, so reboot is required. WiFi still stinks.

    Reported all this to Apple, and have uninstalled/reinstalled twice, each time clean. No TMB, etc.

    QA is non-existent at Apple now. Cook is too worried about Wall Street and making appearances at DC stores, rather than making sure Apple releases solid products. I've been on Mac/Apple since early 2006 and I've never experienced these types of issues on a daily basis. I'm seriously considering moving to Linux for a daily driver. I'll keep the iPhone since I just bought it, but again thinking it may be my last Apple purchase unless they right the ship. It's my opinion, and I know others haven't had these issues. But for me, it's just tiring.
     
  22. ABC5S Suspended

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    I like it. No problems at my end with Yosemite. As with the other OS X installs, I do it right with a clean install, clean transfer of programs that actually are current, no messing with bad or older programs, nor messing with Yosemite codes nor bad apps
     
  23. MarcusCarpenter macrumors 6502a

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    Yosemite is just as fast as Mavericks for me, Mavericks used to take a while shutting down where Yosemite don't
    (Machine in sig)

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    always clean install on 10.x updates
     
  24. Badagri macrumors 6502

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    People are on clean installs with nothing transferred from old installs. Are you honestly saying it's because of this Yosemite's UI sluggishness is because of this, as well as flaky WiFi and so on?…

    Some even done another clean install and it never rectified itself.
     

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