OS X El Capitan : What a good news for rMB !

Pandarama

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If we trust Apple, it is a super news, especially for the new rMB, because it is one of those machine that they arent perfect yet and need some performance improvements.

Stabilité & performance improvements are required atm and the mission control problem will probably disappear. Metal techno will relax our GPU.

What do you think about it ?
 

Geert76

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running DP1 El Capitan on my MacBook. I am very surprised how smooth it is. Animations and switching through Apps is def faster!
And FINALLY I have got my fast reliable WiFi connection back (after a lot of speed drops in Yosemite 10.10.3)
For a first DP I am very very impressed!
 
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thewusman

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running DP1 El Capitan on my MacBook. I am very surprised how smooth it is. Animations and switching through Apps is def faster!
And FINALLY I have got my fast reliable WiFi connection back (after a lot of speed drops in Yosemite 10.10.3)
For a first DP I am very very impressed!
Awesome. Thanks for the feedback.

Going to try it out later. Did you upgrade or clean install ?

And idea how battery life is on this DP?
 

taiyo85

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I'd also like to know the impact on battery life :) Thank you for sharing your experience!
 

Geert76

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okay...fully charged to 100%, unplugged the charging usb cable. I have a about 8 Apps running and battery-icon in statusbar says 6hr53min standby time. But again, battery standby time can really change every now and then, nothing to do with any OS X.
 

courboy

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Please could you try and record some app switching/animations to show the less lag? I'm interested in how El Capitan improves things.
 
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mattopotamus

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Please could you try and record some app switching/animations to show the less lag? I'm interested in how El Capitan improves things.
I would really like to see this. Unfortunately, this is my main machine so using a beta is not an option.
 

PBG4 Dude

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I would really like to see this. Unfortunately, this is my main machine so using a beta is not an option.
You do understand you can put the beta on an external drive and test it out that way without messing up your production setup.

Just posting this because I see this complaint with every beta OS X release. This isn't Windows; you can install it just about anywhere and OS X will boot.
 

mattopotamus

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You do understand you can put the beta on an external drive and test it out that way without messing up your production setup.

Just posting this because I see this complaint with every beta OS X release. This isn't Windows; you can install it just about anywhere and OS X will boot.
good to know. Maybe I will do just that :)
 

polee

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Great to read so many positive reviews about El Capitan. Can't wait for the official version to be released. I am averse to trying beta versions...
 

Queen6

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I just published a write-up on how El Capitan performs on the MacBook. I'm very impressed.

http://www.alexvking.com/OS_X_El_Capitan_Impressions.html
Thx, unfortunately for me as I rely on my primary Mac`s for a living I will wait until until 10.11 is out of Beta, equally looks to be a strong move on Apple`s behalf, listening to the community.10.10 is no issue from, however it comes over as not being a finished product.

I do have some systems that are not business related so may load 10.11 on one, if time permits.

Q-6
 
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tigerduck

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Compared to Yosemite it feels a tiny bit quicker UI animation wise; I just compared with transparency off on a 1.3 GHz model. Maybe the improvements with transparency are more dramatic. Booting feels longer - but maybe it's still building caches or whatever it is doing at boot.
It's a good update, from what I can tell so far. Don't expect a game changer though.
 

thewusman

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El Capitan has some great features and I've played around with them on my rMB (dual boot, second smaller partition).

The window snapping feature is particularly awesome from a workflow perspective, and the new mail enhancements work well.

There is a visible improvement in graphical UI performance when keeping transparency on.

However, I have seen some major slow downs when using the new mail.app and it causes my whole system (and UI) to chug.

Not ready as a daily driver I'm afraid, very much a beta.

Safari also seems slower, like there is a small pause or delay before doing anything like tab switching or opening a new page.

I like what I see, but am sticking with 10.10.4 for now.

Wusman over and out.
 

212rikanmofo

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I can also confirm that El Capitan is running very nicely on my new 12" RMB 1.1GHz as well! What a noticeable difference compared to Yosemite. I'm surprised at how well and efficient it runs for the 1st beta version. This has put new life into my computer and it's a joy to use. A much better experience, most of the lag is gone, except for swapping pages between Launchpad there is still some stutter there. Other than that, a beautiful and well refined update. The feature I love the most has got to be the splitscreen feature, its so awesome and very useful. The next feature I love is the pin tab feature in Safari! These 2 features alone make a huge difference in how I use my computer for daily tasks. I'm sure there are more hidden features that I'm unaware of but simply loving every minute of using my mac now. I'm using 1440x900 as my default resolution by the way, but plan on switching to 1536x990 soon.
 
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thadoggfather

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are you guys having bluetooth issues? opening that in system preferences results in a never ending spinning wheel

and I got magic trackpad to work once but it seems finnicky
 

KPOM

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good to know. Maybe I will do just that :)
I created a partition using Disk Utility, cloned my existing Yosemite partition, and upgraded from there. I got a kernel panic the first time rebooting into Yosemite, but since then it's been pretty smooth. I think Carbon Copy Cloner led to the kernel panic.
 
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