Should I Upgrade

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by tibas92013, May 28, 2017.

  1. tibas92013, May 28, 2017
    Last edited: May 28, 2017

    tibas92013 macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2013
    Costa Rica
    My Refurbished MM(Late 2014), 2.8GHz, 8GB Ram,256 SSD is still on OS "Yosemite(10.10.5)" in which I bought in June, 2015. It has and still is a fast running machine that meets "most" of my Computer needs, however, I have installed a couple of "Steam" games that require a OS upgrade to "Sierra(10.12)". I have a concern that the Apple Folks will come-out immediately with another OS Upgrade at their WDC grand event next week in San Jose, CA. My thinking is that since OS "Sierra" has been in existence for quite some time in which Apple has weeded-out most of the "Bugs" that the time has come to NOW do this 10.12 upgrade.

    Any of your thoughts on this matter will be appreciated.
  2. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    The best way to tell is try it. Create a new partition on your internal hard drive and clean install 10.12. Test it out and when you are done delete the new partition and reboot back to your primary partition. This way you are not committed and do not affect your primary partition install.
  3. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

    Stefan johansson

    Apr 13, 2017
    For security reasons,I would have updated,because the older version is always more risky when it comes to security issues.
  4. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    We probably won't see OS 10.13 until August/September or so.
    I could be wrong.

    When I was experimenting with Yosemite, I found it fast and stable.
    If you have no complaints about how things are running -right now-, I'd stick with it.

    Then again, I'm still using 10.8.5 as my "main OS" on my late-2012 Mini !
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Sierra has almost reached the end of its development cycle, barring (probably) only the 10.12.6 update currently in beta. Now is a good time to upgrade. Whatever comes next will unlikely appear soon and not be required by third-party developers for some time after release.

    I am actually surprised that you stayed with Yosemite for so long. I found it a disappointing release performance-wise.
  6. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    You mean you still haven't updated to Sierra?

    Been running it on my mid-2012 non-retina MBP since it was released. Don't know why you'd wait.
  7. tibas92013, May 28, 2017
    Last edited: May 28, 2017

    tibas92013 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2013
    Costa Rica
    Thank you and other Forum Members for your excellent replies to my situation.

    I have a spare "WD My Passport" External Drive, so, I am thinking of loading 10.12 on it as I only have around 20GB of spare space on my Internal SSD. What-you-think??
    --- Post Merged, May 28, 2017 ---
    OS Yosemite 10.10.5 has not given me one(1) "problema" in the almost two(2) years of operation of my MM(Late 2014). Thank you for your excellent reply to my request.
  8. Taz Mangus macrumors 68040

    Taz Mangus

    Mar 10, 2011
    Be good to play around with Sierra but certainly won't have the performance of your internal SSD.
  9. Bobby dazzler macrumors regular

    Nov 17, 2013
    Dump Yosemite. Sierra is perfectly satisfactory. I have a 2009 iMac running Sierra with no issues whatsoever.
    Yosemite was a pup IMO.
  10. psik macrumors 6502

    Aug 21, 2007
    If you were on El Capitan I would question the reason for an update - but Yosemite was always buggy, more buggy than El Capitan. El Capitan and Sierra are not however much different. So yes upgrade to Sierra.
  11. dogslobber macrumors 68040


    Oct 19, 2014
    Apple Campus, Cupertino CA
    Yeah, Yosemite was a sad upgrade compared to Mavericks. Almost like the upgrade from SL to Lion. Sierra is really stable now they've hit 10.12.5 and one more bug fix release means you have a stable, supported platform for the next 2-3 years. If longevity of next OS upgrade the the desire then install Sierra.

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