Should i update?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Rachel1015, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. Rachel1015 macrumors newbie


    Oct 27, 2015
    Me and My brother both have macs i have a pro and he has an air. once the update came out he updated his mac then his computer completely crashed, now i worried my might crash everything on my mac works completely fine but i still wonder if i should update my mac?
  2. Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Land of the Unexpected
  3. tinapanpan macrumors newbie


    Aug 20, 2014
    Since your brother's Mac crashed after upgrading, then why do you want to upgrade?
  4. George Dawes macrumors 6502a

    George Dawes

    Jul 17, 2014
    Disk utility in el crapitan is a total disaster , why on earth they have dumbed it down to this degree is utterly beyond me

    For that alone I'd stick with Yosemite

    Especially with a mac pro
  5. phalseHUD macrumors regular


    Mar 7, 2011
    Digital Sprawl
    Totally with you George. The new disk utility is an absolute joke. I've been writing up some feedback stuff late in the evening when I've had time which I'll send to Apple. This disk utility debacle just matches the trend of dumbing down the OS, which really started with 10.7 Lion. Like you, I really feel they've gone a step too far with this new Disk Utility.

    I've got a 2012 Mac Mini - they crippled the latest model so I wouldn't upgrade. A total backward step! However, I'm plagued with random restarts at the moment. I've previously had two mainboard replacements for graphics anomalies and a picky memory card reader. Plus the Applecare has just run out - but I know they'll still sort it out despite that. The thing is, they menitoned if I contined to have problems they would just sort me a brand new machine. Whilst I don't wish to sound ungrateful, I won't be hapy with a crippled Mac Mini!

    I've been using Mac's since 1988 so leaving the Mac environment is not something I'd do lightly, but I'm seriously considering it at the moment. I've been dabbling with Linux Mint for a while now and it's really starting to look appealing to me. Having said that, I've just bought an old Unibody White Macbook for 180 quid and will plan on using 10.6 Snow Leopard for my regular tasks - just hope it works OK.

    Anyway, I want to say it again. The new Disk Utility in OS X 10.11 El Capitan is totally BOT!

    UPDATE: Actually I forgot to say something which is important. Since I've updated to El Capitan, Apple appear to have made my external superdrive completely redundant without a 3rd-party disc burning app. Utter disgrace. Please someone prove me wrong!
  6. Buggyflayer macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2014
    West Sussex, UK
    kinda hijacked the thread but also agree that the UI for the latest disk utility has been overly dumbed down.
    As far as burning without 3rd party, look here
  7. nemguy macrumors newbie


    Apr 7, 2013
    No. Wait until Apple release 10.11.2 at least.
  8. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    There are two ways to update and keep "a way to get back to where you once belonged" if things don't go as expected.

    Use either CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper to create a bootable external clone of your internal drive.
    Then, test-boot it to be sure it can start up the computer if things go wrong.
    Then, disconnect it and put it aside.
    If you update the internal, and things go haywire, you can:
    a. Power down
    b. Connect external
    c. Switch-boot to the external cloned backup
    d. Re-initialize the internal drive
    e. "RE-clone" the backup drive BACK TO the internal drive.
    You'll then be "back where you belong".

    Again, you need an external drive.
    Do an "experimental install" of El Capitan onto the EXTERNAL drive first.
    Then, set it up, use it on-and-off, try it with apps, etc.
    The idea is to see if it can work for you before you commit to it as your "main OS".

    Your brother probably didn't take such precautions first!
  9. Ebenezum macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2015
    It would help if you told us why you want to upgrade?

    Like others have said before its safer to wait until Apple releases 2 or 3 updates to El Capitan.

    You might want to make a list with plusses and minuses about the upgrade, there is no harm keeping your current OS if newer one has more downsides.

    If you decide to upgrade I recommend that you don't rely only on Time Machine, cloning your Mac is safer option.

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