Should I install Yosemite on 2010 MacBook Pro ?

augustya

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Hi Guys,

I wanted a common opinion on this, I am right now on OS X 10.9.5 on my 2010 Macbook. Since I am using a Mid-2010 Macbook Pro it is 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo Machine with 4GB RAM. I am a little cynical about installing Yosemite as a lot of people call it Buggy and just awful. Does everyone here also concur. Should I update my OS or not ? Will the hardware specs of my mac be a constraint in using and running yosemite to its optimum ?

Thanks
 

davehutch

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Hi Guys,

I wanted a common opinion on this, I am right now on OS X 10.9.5 on my 2010 Macbook. Since I am using a Mid-2010 Macbook Pro it is 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo Machine with 4GB RAM. I am a little cynical about installing Yosemite as a lot of people call it Buggy and just awful. Does everyone here also concur. Should I update my OS or not ? Will the hardware specs of my mac be a constraint in using and running yosemite to its optimum ?

Thanks
Only speaking for myself, I installed it on an early 2009 MBP (Ordinary install, not clean) and I've never had any issues. It runs noticeably better for me than any previous OS
 

redheeler

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Go ahead, from my experience it isn't worse than Mavericks. If you're unsure about whether you'd like it you can always partition the drive and try it on another partition.
 

augustya

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is Yosemite a Battery Hogger that is one another thing that I have heard about it !! People talking about their battery getting drained faster than on Mavericks or Mountain Lion.
 

Smoothie

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Only speaking for myself, I installed it on an early 2009 MBP (Ordinary install, not clean) and I've never had any issues. It runs noticeably better for me than any previous OS
Same for me on a mid-2009 MBP with only 4 GB of RAM. Did not do a clean install and works fine.
 

CarbonCycles

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Did the upgrade on mine (same year as yours) and I had some backward compatibility problems with some applications, but I saw an improvement in battery life.
 

B-Eugen

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As others have said in the Yosemite section, try it on an external drive first. First, you may not like it. Second, it seems to be hardware picky and you don't want to make a commitment to something that may prove to be problem causing. If it works and you like it, install it. It seems to use a little more memory than Mavericks but the more recent releases I think are comparable in speed.
 

mcnallym

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Yosemite works fine on my MBP 2008, admittedly that is 8Gb and an SSD but it works fine.
 
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