My first impressions of Yosemite final release.

Skylitfly

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So, I was part of the Public Beta program. I've been running Yosemite on my rMBP since the first public beta and I've been pretty happy with it.

I love the new design. It's modern, simple and refreshing. I've been also loving handoff and continuity since I got my iPhone 6 with iOS 8. This has to be the best OS X release so far.

But what I didn't expect after the public betas. The final release is extremely stable. Honestly... 0 problems so far. It boots up fast, it performs nicely, all the new features work and so does the existing features. No graphical glitches, no freezes, no lags. This was totally unexpected even thought the PB6 was pretty good. But it was nowhere near this good.

I did a clean install since I was running the betas. I wanted a fresh start for the final OS to make sure I get as few errors as possible. Seems like I got none.

Couldn't be happier. Anyone else got as lucky? :D
 

RednBlue

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Dec 17, 2013
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Absolutely with you - exact same history and experience. Rock steady installation; smooth and glitch-free. Love Yosemite.
 

Moccasin

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I installed on my iMac last night and - having read the thorough review on Arstechnica.com - am currently preparing my 2010 MBA for installation, even though I realise that many of the integration features won't work. I didn't try the public beta but have been pleased so far. I understand that installing on my MBA may not result in the optimal experience but want consistency. It is in any case less used now.

As was said in the review, Yosemite seems to be the first real fruit (on OS X at least) of Tim Cook's re-organisation of Apple so that OS X and iOS work in collaboration rather than in competition.
 

iHenry

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Feb 27, 2012
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[...] It boots up fast, ...
[...] I've been also loving handoff and continuity [..]
How fast does it boot ?
Is it faster than Mavericks and/or Mountain Lion?

I loved how fast Snow Leopard was, only 20 seconds from Power On to Desktop, but I guess those booting times are a thing of the past...

I am still running Lion on an early 2011 MBP, and I get slightly over a minute start up time.

Do handoff and continuity really work on a 2011 MBP?
I am sure you have seen here are a lot of articles here about modifications being needed on the bluetooth or via Console to make it happen.

Thanks.
 

Skylitfly

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How fast does it boot ?
Is it faster than Mavericks and/or Mountain Lion?

I loved how fast Snow Leopard was, only 20 seconds from Power On to Desktop, but I guess those booting times are a thing of the past...

I am still running Lion on an early 2011 MBP, and I get slightly over a minute start up time.

Do handoff and continuity really work on a 2011 MBP?
I am sure you have seen here are a lot of articles here about modifications being needed on the bluetooth or via Console to make it happen.

Thanks.
My 15" rMBP (Early 2013) boots in 13-14 seconds to login screen. About 15-16 seconds to desktop if I don't typo my password. :D So it's pretty much identical to Mavericks.

Yeah, I don't know how handoff and continuity are going to work on your Mac but I'm loving them on my rMBP. Hope you get it sorted out.
 

n1tut

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Installed this morning after confirming that I could use VMware Fusion which is essential for using Quicken 2004 which was a Windows program. I had version 6.0.5 under Mavericks but I could not get confirmation that this would run under Yosemite. I have paid for upgrades all along the way, but damned if I am going to be blackmailed into another one to 7.0 because I am changing to a new free OS system, and the version I have now works perfectly under Mavericks.

This may be deleted, but I aquired V7 by other means, Installed Yosemite, and everything is working perfectly. If there are any quirks then I have not seen them yet, being disabled my MBA is on 14 hours a day and if it is not my imagination, everything seems snappier and opens quicker than before. I can not get hung up on icons like a lot of people, more important is the programs that they are opening and that I know what they are.

Next check is battery life which was appalling after I installed Mavericks as was thousands of others, but with help and tips on the Forum I got it back to 8 hours on my 2013 11".

tut
 

mattburley7

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so far so good here too. have not come across any bugs or crashes so far. hope to keep it this way :)
 

almirramic

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Oct 9, 2011
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Handoff, continuity, iCloud syncing

Apple needs to write a new philosophy on syncing and sync conflicts. This problem with iCloud ranges from fair to disaster depending on whether you are offline, on WiFi, using handoff, etc.
 

Liam555

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Jul 14, 2014
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How fast does it boot ?
Is it faster than Mavericks and/or Mountain Lion?

I loved how fast Snow Leopard was, only 20 seconds from Power On to Desktop, but I guess those booting times are a thing of the past...

I am still running Lion on an early 2011 MBP, and I get slightly over a minute start up time.

Do handoff and continuity really work on a 2011 MBP?
I am sure you have seen here are a lot of articles here about modifications being needed on the bluetooth or via Console to make it happen.

Thanks.
With late 2013 macbook retina, I get about 12 seconds boot up from power on to desktop. Seems slightly faster than Mavericks. :rolleyes:
 

ABC5S

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How fast does it boot ?
Is it faster than Mavericks and/or Mountain Lion?

I loved how fast Snow Leopard was, only 20 seconds from Power On to Desktop, but I guess those booting times are a thing of the past...

I am still running Lion on an early 2011 MBP, and I get slightly over a minute start up time.

Do handoff and continuity really work on a 2011 MBP?
I am sure you have seen here are a lot of articles here about modifications being needed on the bluetooth or via Console to make it happen.

Thanks.
From hitting the power button to desktop, 13/15 seconds there about. From Apple logo to desktop screen about 9 to 10 seconds. Shutdown is about 2 seconds.
 

iHenry

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Feb 27, 2012
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Thank you all very much for your replies regarding boot up times.

The Boot-up time is a factor I do take into account when upgrading OS on a Laptop.
I was so disappointed with the first versions of Lion where, at some point, my MBP was taking over 2 minutes to start up, I am definitely not willing to repeat that experience.