Is the public beta more stable than Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Woodcrest64, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    Just curious if the public beta is more stable than Yosemite. I have had nothing but issues with Yosemite. Just wondering if I should get the beta of El Capitan
  2. MacinJosh macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2006
    A lot of games and apps crash in El Cap even after the supplementary update so no, not for me.
  3. delta77thegreat macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2014
    I've only experienced a few crashes. I just think it's up to device (iMac 27 late 2013 here)
  4. crapix macrumors newbie


    Jul 6, 2015
    I erased el capitan on my disk, and downgrade to yosemite, and I will not try an apple beta software any more
  5. Dephibio macrumors regular

    Oct 3, 2013
    For me, it works like a champ!
  6. smokesletsgo macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2013
    There's no one way answer. For some it may be just as good, for some not so much. It all depends on what apps you use. Best way to find out is to try it yourself. I don't have any problems with El Cap and use it as my main but that doesn't mean everyone can do it, it's still a beta and in some cases it may be a bad idea to use it instead of Yosemite. Just try it.
  7. Tom620 macrumors newbie

    Jul 3, 2011
    I got problems with VMware Fusion, so back to Yosemite.
  8. Crosscreek macrumors 68030


    Nov 19, 2013
    I have had no problems other than email acting a little strange. With that said 10.11 seems very stable and I've been running it full time.
  9. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    There are definitely problems. The performance is better, but not the stability. Rule of thumb: if you need your Mac to work, don't use the beta. For casual use, it is probably alright.
  10. colourfastt macrumors 6502a


    Apr 7, 2009
    For me, 10.11 seems to be more stable than 10.10. Far fewer "beachballs of death".
  11. hojx, Jul 16, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2015

    hojx macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2014
    I've been on the public beta for both Yosemite and El Capitan and in terms of the 1st party apps and features from Apple El Capitan is definitely stable and it is also way smoother compared to Yosemite.

    I have an app that does not work in El Capitan (but developer promised updates), but other than that no issues.

    The fact that you are asking if you should try out the public a week after it has been out means you are probably have reservations about it compared to some of us who were furiously refreshing till the actual time of the beta's release.
    So what I would do if I were you is to take note of the apps you need to use regularly and check out the other thread for apps that don't work in El Capitan, and wait for the second El Capitan public beta which will be supposedly out next week month.

    Edit: Developer beta next week based on usual trend, Public beta in three weeks.
  12. Planey28 macrumors 6502

    Jul 10, 2010
    Manchester, UK
    Weren't public betas on a monthly cycle last year? Like every other DP build was released to the public?

    I'm using El Capitan on another partition but it's been pretty speedy and stable compared to the latest release of Yosemite, but I'm probably going to wait until the second build to use it full time
  13. korpel macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2015
    I notice a big battery drain when using xcode. Do you happen to suffer the same?
  14. Hastings101 macrumors 68020


    Jun 22, 2010
    For me it is far more stable and all the weird little quirks I had on one of my machines all through Yosemite (like graphics lagging after sleep unless being woken up by the power button) has gone away. There are still a few kinks that obviously haven't been worked out yet, like problem if you enable the new two-step verification, and if you see no reason to update yet I'd watch until the final release.
  15. chama98 macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2014
    I too have uninstalled it I have had a lot of crashes and it was starting to get annoying. don't get me wrong I like testing things and there have been a lot of features I have found very useful. But with the software the way it is. I am liable to go grey, bald or both!

    So in the meantime I will hold out till it is released.
  16. korpel macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2015
    Actually I have no problems and battery seems to be working fine for daily usage (apart from some crashes that I am kinda meh). The only problem I am suffering is that I get like 2 hours max of xcode code writing and that is really disappointing
  17. w0lf macrumors 65816


    Feb 16, 2013
  18. ostrykolesz macrumors member

    Sep 10, 2014
    Yosemite has been rock solid. El Capitan is just a bug ridden mess. Besides the crashes, I still can't get continuity to work.
  19. ApolloBoy macrumors 6502a


    Apr 16, 2015
    San Jose, CA
    Hence why it's still in beta.
  20. loby macrumors 6502a


    Jul 1, 2010
    Exactly, I was surprised that El Cap had many issues being that it is suppose to be an OS X that focuses on stability. Maybe the new metal for graphics is the issue. Not sure; but I have to downgrade back to OS X Yosemite.
  21. You are the One macrumors 6502a

    You are the One

    Dec 25, 2014
    In the present
    I'd say no. Yosemite was very stable for me. We are at the beginning of the Cap beta so I expect some issues/glitches. So far so good, except Exchange with
  22. iKnowMr.Jobs macrumors regular


    Oct 17, 2010
    On my 2012 Air, its been great. If anything, its sped it up quite a bit. Battery life is the same in my usage...maybe I've been getting about another 1/2 hour out of a charge in El Capitan
  23. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816


    Sep 12, 2011
    The only issue I've encountered is freezing leading me to restart my Mac at least three times a day.
  24. siddhartha macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2008
    Northern Virgina
    For me on my rImac, it's been much more stable than Yosemite. Much better overall. Yosemite would randomly reboot several times a week, and it was not uncommon for me to find it restarted whenever I went to use the computer.

    El Cap has been much better. Not only is it faster, it's much more stable for me. I've gone a couple weeks without a reboot, and mostly it's stable. There are areas that need to be worked on, and several programs that either don't work, or don't work optimally, but I understand it's a beta, and this will all be worked on.

    For the privilege of using it now, I feel it's my job to report back to Apple with whatever issues I find, and I do that regularly.
  25. G.Rodriguez macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2014
    I just downloaded it, and it's very fast and stable for me. I'm not using any third party apps yet, just testing all the Apple software. So far, it's great. I'm gonna keep using this as my "daily driver" (check email, etc) so I can catch all the little issues. I feel like I have more Yosemite issues than I do El Capitan, but idk. If you want to use it, I would HIGHLY suggest partitioning your drive or using a different one for this. Don't ever install over your main system unless it's all backed up. I have it on a 40GB SSD partition and it works great. Obviously the main issues are in iTunes 12.2.1 with Apple Music.... *sigh*

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