Safe to update from Mavericks yet?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by MrMJS, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. MrMJS macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2014
    Running Mavericks on my 2014 27" iMac. Is it safe to update to Yosemite? Any issues with mail or wifi?
  2. iososx macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2014
  3. einmusiker macrumors 68030


    Apr 26, 2010
    Location: Location:
    yosemite works 1000 times better than mavericks
  4. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    I dunno. If 10.10.2 is already on the radar, then I'd prefer to wait for that. Maybe January?
  5. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    I'd say wit for 10.8.2. Yosemite issues seem to be quite random — it runs like a charm for most, but some users are hit hard with problems. The 10.8.2 should fix at least some of those, increasing the odds that you will have a seamless update.
  6. funkymonkeyboy macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2010
    Northern Scotland
    I'd say wait for OSX 12.7.5 as this one makes your Mac spontaneously combust.

    JK, it's fine. Go for it.
  7. brentmore macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2002
    I've got it on an rMBP and mini and it works great for me. Go for it!
  8. matt9013 macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2013
    It's always been safe to upgrade. This isn't the same as it was for upgrading to Mavericks.
  9. jqworle macrumors newbie

    Jun 26, 2013
    Bit the bullet and upgraded yesterday, all went well , everything works as before maybe slightly quicker.
  10. newellj macrumors 603

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    Runs perfectly with zero issues on the two Macs in my sig line. FWIW, I did a clean install on each.
  11. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

    Nov 6, 2012
    Don't upgrade! I haven't upgraded myself and never used it either, but remember one thing: this is an Apple forum so people will (most of the time - but not always) be happy with whatever Apple releases as long as it wears the Apple logo.

    If you want a realistic idea of what Yosemite is like, have a look at the ratings and reviews in the App Store. It has 2 and a half stars right now, I think that's pretty bad.

    I wanted to upgrade myself but since I use this computer for work, I'll rather leave it. Mavericks is the perfect OS if you ask me, it's so stable and looks perfect too, and has all the features I need at least.
  12. KUguardgrl13 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2013
    Kansas, USA
    I've been running it since 10.10 on my late-2013 rMBP and the public beta on my mid-2009 MBP. 10.10.1 is very stable for everyday use. They corrected whatever the wifi problem was and have sent out some recent security updates. 10.10.2 should be rock solid. I think Mavericks ran better on my 09, but I believe Yosemite should be the last update it sees. Yosemite runs great on my rMBP. I use it for schoolwork, so stability is important.
  13. Sangoma macrumors regular

    Dec 27, 2012
    For me, an upgrade worked nicely for about a week, and then I had a week of needing NVRAM resets and safe starts - a real nightmare. Eventually I decided to do a clean install. That has run beautifully for over a month now.
  14. TheEnthusiast macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2013
    If you use Preview often I'd be cautious. That app is a bit unpredictable with PDFs. PDFs, large ones in particular, may cause the app to freeze or crash; this was not the case with Mavericks. Everything else worked fine for me. In my opinion, only the font is the most appealing of all the visual upgrades. The rest is a bit strange to see, but it grew on me. With all that said, I'm still using Mavericks :D. Unless, you're dying for a new UI or think you may take advantage of the iOS oriented features, then there's no real reason to upgrade.
  15. samiwas macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2006
    Atlanta, GA
    Yeah, this is what took me. There are as many one-star reviews as there are all other reviews combined. That can't be good.

    But here, everyone seems to be saying it works great.

    Now...what's the real story??
  16. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    I believe (after reading many app-store reviews) that the negative reviews come from people who have had some post-installation issues, such as the very widespread WiFi bug or problems with their applications (many complain about Aperture etc. not working).

    Don't forget that people who have issues are much more likely to leave a rating than people who don't. If me, my friends and colleagues who are all quite happy with Yosemite would bother rate it in the Swiss App Store (which no one did, I asked around), then this alone would almost equal out the 5-star to 1-star comment ratio. The ratings surely show that there are issues with Yosemite (which I am sure no one in their own mind would deny), but I do not believe does not reflect the real proportion of users having the problems.

    And btw, this is why I would recommend to wait for 10.8.2
  17. Yakibomb macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2014
    Cape Town
    Although they where a few bugs, they've all been ironed out for me so i'd say update
  18. Jardins de Vin macrumors 6502a

    Jardins de Vin

    Nov 6, 2012
    If that was the way how it worked, then all apps would only have 1 star in total. Which is not the case since there's a lot of apps that have high ratings!
    Of course the reviews are also different from country to country, because people have different taste. In the Austrian store, people seem to hate the design, which I understand. But they also bash the bugs, etc.
  19. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    I don't see why this should be true. First of all, not all apps have bugs that seriously impact interaction with the computer. Second, not many apps have such a big user base. Also, note that the ratings are very polarised: its usually either 5 stars or 1 stars, with not much in between. For me, this is the sign that 1-star givers experience some really annoying issue that goes beyond simple 'like or dislike'.

    Let's make a small extrapolation (of course, extremely subjective, but to give us a sense of the numbers we are dealing with here). Yosemite is running on over 30 million computers worldwide (and that is a very conservative estimate). Worldwide, there are around 60000 ratings given for it in the App store (and again, that is quite a conservative estimate, its likely to be less then that). Let's assume that the 1-star ratings outweigh the 5-star ones by 2:1 (not quite true, but definitely favouring the negative rewiews). Which means 40000 1-star reviews. Now, lets assume that 1 in 100 users (1%) that has experienced an issue will give it a 1-star rating. This brings us to around 4 million users with issues, or 13% of the entire install base. It is quite a high number and it clearly shows that Apple has some serious issues with their quality assurance and bug testing. However, its not a total disaster like some sound it to be.

    And btw, its exactly contrary to what you say — people on these forums are biased agains the latest updates. For one, because an existence of a forum will draw people that have negative experience, and in addition, because there is a bunch of very loud 'traditionalists' that share a strong dislike of the direction Apple is heading to.
  20. AndreSt macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2014
    No it doesn't. There're dozens of more or less serious issues.

    I personally do not have WiFi problems. But those who are plagued with them are having a real hard time. I cannot remember a disaster like that. Apple is the one that has to act now. I'd like to see a fix for the WiFi problem and other serious issues of Yosemite soon!
  21. Queen6, Dec 28, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2014

    Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Land of the Unexpected
    Seems to be a mixed bag, have updated the majority Mac`s in the house and no major problems, graphically it can be sluggish at time on the Retina`s, equally Apple will improve on the OS over time same all others.

    Not blown away by Yosemite, it does have aspects I like and I don't have the urge or need to revert back to Mavericks, so will likely stick with 10.10 unless it gives me any problems. Anyway it`s the cycle Apple have every-time a new OS is released there are issues and it takes them time to figure it out.

    Personally would rather Apple reverted to a 24 month cycle for Mac`s OS and give themselves more time to ensure stability for all, as I don't see the benefit of OS X updating so rapidly and it might just save on frustrating
    some users.

  22. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Did a clean install of the OS X and clean install, no back ups of my programs and all has been running smoothly.. Including WiFi. I did change the DNS and I switched to a better Channel. All fine
  23. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    Some OS X Yosemite Users Still Experiencing Wi-Fi Connection Issues … (orientation)

    Various reports of problems with Wi-Fi, most notably:

    Mavericks here. 2009 MacBookPro5,2.
  24. MrMJS thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2014
    I ended up doing the upgrade on two of my iMacs without issue.. I agree that apple needs to do a 24 month cycle on OS updates
  25. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    My rMBP still has crazy Wi-Fi issues. I'd wait until 10.10.2


    Nevermind, just saw this post.

    Hopefully 10.10.2 comes out soon!

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