Should I upgrade to Yosemite?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by lpskater, May 18, 2015.

  1. lpskater macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    Hi All,

    I really value everyone's expert opinion on this forum so was hoping I could get some advice.

    I have a Macbook Pro Retina 13-inch Mid 2014, with a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5 processor; 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Memory; Intel Iris 1024 MB Graphics; and OS X 10.9.5 Software, (I'm pretty much reading what it says on "About this Mac"). I was performing an update today when I noticed that I was being offered an upgrade to Yosemite. I have read a few threads on this forum, some saying Yosemite is amazing, others saying it's horrible.

    My question is, A) Would this upgrade work well with my computer, given all the specs I provided, B) Do you recommend the upgrade, and C) If I don't upgrade, will I hurt the performance of the computer eventually?

    I got this computer as a gift from a friend and it works WONDERFULLY now--super fast and does everything I need it to do--so I want to make sure it's a good idea and know all the pros and cons before I upgrade. :)

    Thank you!
  2. Yakibomb macrumors 6502


    May 13, 2014
    Cape Town
    This upgrade will definitely work on your Macbook, as i've run it without problems on setups with far less impressive specs ( a 2009 Macbook Pro 13" for example). In my opinion I'd recommend the upgrade as :apple: has smoothed out and fixed the major bugs that stopped many from upgrading, so at this point its just a matter of personal preference. A lot of people initially complained about the use of transparency in Yosemite, but after a few hours of use you get used to the changes, or you could just turn it off.
    The only long run disadvantage I can see by not upgrading is not getting the latest features, such as Handoff and Continuity which have become integral parts of my workflow and lifestyle.
    You could wait until WWDC to see what :apple: has up its sleeve and possible skip the current update in favour of that.

    Hope that helps :)
  3. lpskater thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2011
    Thanks so much! I think I will give it a try. I have a Mac (Macbook Pro,15-INCH, MID 2010) at home that I'm afraid to upgrade to because I had several problems with it previously (hardware related not software) and after Apple replaced the motherboard, I had all the previous software reinstalled and had the software updated to the best software for the system (not sure what software it is). So I'm afraid to mess with that, I think I'll write to my technician and ask if Yosemite is recommended before I switch--first I'll see if I like the update! :) Thanks so much for your help.

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