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What do you think of 10.11.6?

  • No difference

    Votes: 32 42.1%
  • Positive difference

    Votes: 31 40.8%
  • Negative difference

    Votes: 6 7.9%
  • Steve wouldn't have done this

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Bricked my Mac

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • 16GB storage

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • More like Tim CROOK, ami rite?

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • I call it El 'Crapitan' because rhyming is witty

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • I miss skeuomorphism so will always hate it

    Votes: 3 3.9%

  • Total voters
    76

keysofanxiety

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Nov 23, 2011
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Really impressed with it after installing. Everything seems smoother. One of the most noticable things was on 10.11.5 & earlier builds, the cursor would freeze straight after coming out of sleep mode and the machine would be completely unresponsive for about 10 seconds (15" 2012 cMBP, SSD). Even with hard disk sleep disabled and sleep mode disabled.

On the new build, it wakes immediately and is responsive without any real issues.

Really, really impressed with it. Count me a happy Mac user! What are your thoughts? :)
 
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keysofanxiety

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Nov 23, 2011
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I don't see any difference here. My system is working fine on 10.11.6, just as it was on earlier versions (knock on wood).

As long as it's working fine, that's the main thing! It's not like 10.11.5 was a particular dog on my machine, but really noticable things like freezing after wake have now been resolved. So count me a happier Mac user.

Logic projects with loads of plugins seem to load a little quicker as well, but I'm not sure if that's just placebo. ;)
 
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RoelJuun

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Aug 31, 2010
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As mentioned in another thread; Some Photo's albums randomly got messed up, Safari is not working anymore at all. Terrible and ridiculous.

Edit: Fixed the Safari crash issue; moved Safari.plist to the desktop, opened and closed Safari, then moved the .plist back and everything worked again.
 
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ledzep1

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Jan 24, 2016
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No difference here, still getting beachballs/hangs on my imac and it always seems to be when I have Safari open.

I have just switched to Chrome browser to see if that helps, if I stop getting the problems I can then be fairly sure it was Safari causing the issues.
 

saudor

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Jul 18, 2011
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Is anyone's Magic Mouse gestures still dying randomly? Specifically the safari and finder swipe to go back and forward. The only way to make them work is to restart or put it to sleep and wake it up.
 

keysofanxiety

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Nov 23, 2011
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Safari seems snappier.

Amazing!! Couldn't be happier to see this comment. Thank you so much. :)

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997440

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Oct 11, 2015
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I didn't have any problems before or after updating. The update (combo) went off without a hitch. : -) Regarding Safari (unfortunately not my default) -- I tried it before and after updating and it might be snappier. Hard to tell, it's always been the quicker browser for me.

Early report -- looks that Apple's crew did a good job with this one.
 

bent christian

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Nov 5, 2015
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The newest update has been fine for me. 10.11.5 gave my system better memory usage, idling at about 2.30GB used, which is better than my iMac running Mavericks (~2.60GB), but worse than Windows 7 (~1.60GB). I haven't noticed anything different about 10.11.6.
 
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ghostface147

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May 28, 2008
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It totally messed up my firewire external drive. It won't mount and if it does mount, it disconnects randomly. That's what I use for time machine since USB 2 is rather slow. The drive works fine with USB and it can boot off of the external drive when plugged into firewire. So clearly it's something in the OS that messes it up. Worked fine in all version of OS X up until 10.11.6.
 

keysofanxiety

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Nov 23, 2011
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It totally messed up my firewire external drive. It won't mount and if it does mount, it disconnects randomly. That's what I use for time machine since USB 2 is rather slow. The drive works fine with USB and it can boot off of the external drive when plugged into firewire. So clearly it's something in the OS that messes it up. Worked fine in all version of OS X up until 10.11.6.

I'm sorry to hear that and hope it gets fixed. Have you restored a 10.11.5 TM backup yet?
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No difference here, still getting beachballs/hangs on my imac and it always seems to be when I have Safari open.

I have just switched to Chrome browser to see if that helps, if I stop getting the problems I can then be fairly sure it was Safari causing the issues.

Do you have an SSD or Fusion drive? 5400RPM drives will just beachball constantly with minimal usage... 10.9 upwards really doesn't sing on spinning platters. :(
 

thewap

macrumors 6502a
Jun 19, 2012
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It totally messed up my firewire external drive. It won't mount and if it does mount, it disconnects randomly. That's what I use for time machine since USB 2 is rather slow. The drive works fine with USB and it can boot off of the external drive when plugged into firewire. So clearly it's something in the OS that messes it up. Worked fine in all version of OS X up until 10.11.6.

Been testing El Cap on my mid 2009 MBP that stays at home, no issue mounting Firewire as backup or boot yet with the update 10.11.6 . Will let you know if that changes.
 
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simonsi

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Jan 3, 2014
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I'm getting excellent battery life from it, a consistent 20-30mins better than 10.11.5 on a full charge, goes for nearly 6hrs web-based work for instance.
 
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ledzep1

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Jan 24, 2016
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Do you have an SSD or Fusion drive? 5400RPM drives will just beachball constantly with minimal usage... 10.9 upwards really doesn't sing on spinning platters. :(

Nope mine is a late 2013 iMac with 512gb SSD, Im not even running much on my iMac, only really use it for basic stuff. its the only thing that is annoying me and it all seemed to start after EL cap 10.11.4
 

Racineur

macrumors 6502a
Jun 11, 2013
503
149
Montréal, Québec
Hi, constant beachballs since I upgraded El Capitan after Yosemite. Safari and Mail are the culprits. Need to restart the iMac with the rear button. I must say that El Capitan sits on an external SSD drive. I have kept Mountain Lion on the Fusion Drive in case 1- I didn't like the look and feel of Yosemite, 2-there were problems. Since the day I bought my iMac in 2013, ML never failed, never crashed, never choked while Yosemite and El Capitan have on multiple occasions. The SSD thing? Possible but I doubt it. Plus, only Chrome and Word as a non Apple app are used with El Capitan.
 

simon lefisch

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Sep 29, 2014
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Strange that peeps are having probs. I've ran El Cap since public beta and never had anything go wrong, albeit that was on a clean install. When I tried to update from Yosemite to El Cap, my MBP was slow and beach-balling like crazy.
 
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ledzep1

macrumors regular
Jan 24, 2016
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Hi, constant beachballs since I upgraded El Capitan after Yosemite. Safari and Mail are the culprits. Need to restart the iMac with the rear button. I must say that El Capitan sits on an external SSD drive. I have kept Mountain Lion on the Fusion Drive in case 1- I didn't like the look and feel of Yosemite, 2-there were problems. Since the day I bought my iMac in 2013, ML never failed, never crashed, never choked while Yosemite and El Capitan have on multiple occasions. The SSD thing? Possible but I doubt it. Plus, only Chrome and Word as a non Apple app are used with El Capitan.

Pretty much same problem here, when my iMac hangs with beachball its always while Im using Safari I also have Apple mail always open in the dock.
 

DCIFRTHS

macrumors 65816
Jan 25, 2008
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My machine, a 2008 MacBook Pro with an SSD and 8 GB of memory, seems snappier. I am happy. I did the combo upadte this time.

Has anyone noticed a difference in the fonts? For example, in mail? I notice it in Chrome too, but I think that's a Chrome thing. Anyone?
 
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damezumari

macrumors member
Dec 6, 2014
56
10
Seems to work on my laptops (haven't used much), but encountered complete USB 3 system R.I.P. stall on my Mac Pro 2013; not really happy, I guess I will restart it and hope it was just a transient anomaly. If not, time to look up the time machine backup and go 10.11.5.. :p
 
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