mbp mid 2012, Mountain Lion: Upgrade to Yosemite or wait?

sneak3

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Hey guys.

I have a macbook pro, non retina, mid 2012. I have the latest Mountain Lion version installed.

- Should I upgrade to Yosemite or wait till Capitan?

- Are there real performance OR noteworthy improvements from ML to Yosemite?

My biggest gripe with ML is the 20 secs restarts and shutdowns. I was hoping I can correct that with Yosemite, but other than that, I don't think I miss anything really.

I need some clarity, folks!
 

snaky69

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Your 2012 can use the Continuity features in Yosemite. If you have an iPhone that alone is worth the upgrade (at least to me).
 

sneak3

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I really dont care about Continuity.

Im more into performance, fluency, smoothness, less bugs, and general usability. ML gives me that at the moment, so I wonder if Yosemite could provide me with some real and practical improvements.
 

sneak3

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it is not like iOS......you can revert back if you do not like
I know that man. There's simply not enough time. I use it daily for study and work. An operation like that would set me back days behind if I end up not liking the new OS. Imagine having to configure and install all my settings and apps again, back in ML!

Because OSX 10.11 is supposed to focus on refinement and improving everything in general.
That's great! I'll wait then.
 

redheeler

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I know that man. There's simply not enough time. I use it daily for study and work. An operation like that would set me back days behind if I end up not liking the new OS. Imagine having to configure and install all my settings and apps again, back in ML!
That's why you always back up using Time Machine.
 

redheeler

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I really dont care about Continuity.

Im more into performance, fluency, smoothness, less bugs, and general usability. ML gives me that at the moment, so I wonder if Yosemite could provide me with some real and practical improvements.
If your happy with ML, stick with that. 10.11 will be an improvement over Yosemite and you can upgrade to that in the fall.
 

sneak3

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That's why you always back up using Time Machine.
Since we are here, I've never really understood the concept behind time machine. Does it really create a perfect copy of every single file, like a mirror of the partition?
 

yjchua95

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Since we are here, I've never really understood the concept behind time machine. Does it really create a perfect copy of every single file, like a mirror of the partition?
Exactly. So basically when you restore from a Time Machine backup, everything is restored, right down to your installed apps, every setting, wallpaper and all other preferences like icon arrangement, etc.
 

ApolloBoy

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I've got the same MBP as you, and just like you I've also got an SSD in it. So far it's been running Yosemite perfectly fine. It really helps though if you turn off transparency.
 

maflynn

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Is there a feature in 10.10 that you want to take advantage? I don't seem to see a burning desire to upgrade and if there's no need why bother.
 

Badrottie

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Hey guys.

I have a macbook pro, non retina, mid 2012. I have the latest Mountain Lion version installed.

- Should I upgrade to Yosemite or wait till Capitan?

- Are there real performance OR noteworthy improvements from ML to Yosemite?

My biggest gripe with ML is the 20 secs restarts and shutdowns. I was hoping I can correct that with Yosemite, but other than that, I don't think I miss anything really.

I need some clarity, folks!
Yosemite has not fixed restart and shutdowns issues so you can go back to Lion or Snow Leopard since you don't care much about red hot features on Yosemite OS X.
 

ZVH

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If I were you I'd buy a backup drive and put 3 partitions on it - 1 big one for Time Machine and 2 smaller for Yosemite and El Capitan. Doing this you could first backup your drive, which you really ought to be doing anyway, and then install Yosemite on one of the smaller partitions and try it out. Some people don't like Yosemite for a host of reasons but others do. If it was on an external drive you could test it out and see if you like it. When El Capitan (or El Capitan public beta) comes out you could try that too on the other partition. If you don't like Yosemite, no harm done.

If you just install Yosemite on your system without a backup, restoring back to ML or anything else for that matter isn't that straight forward.
 
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