Is there stability in El Capitan 10.11.6 worth jumping from Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Tunster, Oct 11, 2016.

  1. Tunster macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2009
    Hi All!

    I'm always stepping ahead updating to latest iOS releases, but always reluctant to do the same with my MacBook. With version 6 of El Capitan the last version now Sierra is out the door, is it worth the upgrade from Yosemite for stability? I'm a heavy user of Terminal and develop lots of stuff.

    I'm running a late 2015 MacBook Pro Retina.
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    I'd say you should update. El Cap is very stable and a little quicker than Yosemite.
  3. Tunster thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 28, 2009
    I did mean a Late 2013 with a Intel i5. I've done a full fresh install to El Capitan. Seems pretty responsive.
  4. slowsafari macrumors newbie

    Feb 23, 2015
    El Cap is not only stable, it is also faster than Yosemite, because of the metal support and other optimizations.
  5. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Don't forget that 10.11 changes some fundamentals of the filesystem hierarchy, in particular, certain locations are no longer writeable even by root. Depending on how you work, it might or might not be a problem for you. If you follow the standard rules, you should be fine.

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