What a shame. Not "upgrading" any time soon

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by RichardI, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. RichardI macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Southern Ontario, Canada
    I am still running 10.9.5 and after perusing a lot of posts on this site and others, about 10.10.x, I will not be changing any time soon. It appears to me that with my hardware, there is no way to tell if 10.10.x will work properly on my Mac or not. What a shame.

    What ever happened to those heady days when I bought a Mac so I could have a LOT fewer issues than with a Windows machine - even though the Mac was much more expensive to buy? When having an OS written by the same company as supplied my Mac was much better than Windows? What a shame.

    It seems now, that all Apple cares about are profits and selling iPhones and iPads. What a shame.

    If I'm going to have these kinds of issues, I may as well go back to Windows hardware. What a shame.
  2. aristobrat, Dec 19, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2014

    aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    After a quick glance at you post history and noticing that pretty much everything you've posted this year is a complaint or snipe towards Apple, I have a feeling I'm wasting my time with this, but here goes...

    If you use the search function to peruse the history of posts here on MacRumors, you'll find plenty of posts about issues with 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, 10.5, 10.4, etc. To me, based on posts about technical issues, 10.10 doesn't seem notably better or worse than any of the previous 10.X releases.

    For several years now, OS X has had a feature called Time Machine which lets you "uninstall" an OS upgrade. So you do have a way to find out how 10.10.x runs on your machine with minimal risk.

    I wholeheartedly agree that if you're frustrated with Apple that you seriously consider moving back to Windows. Personally, my career is managing tens of thousands of Windows devices running on equipment that's significantly less expensive than Mac. After spending 8+ hours a day in "Windows land", I still find it refreshing to come home to my Mac running OS X. But I can see how living with only OS X for a long time can cause someone to lose that perspective.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    You mean like extension conflicts crashing OS 8 or OS9. OSX 10.0 being so buggy that they quickly release 10.1. How many people complained about Leopard, Lion and Snow Leopard about being buggy and how un-apple it was for them to release those versions, etc, etc ,etc.

    I think you're looking at history through rose colored glasses. Every version of OS X has had bugs, Personally, I found Yosemite to be very stable and a solid performer. Every version of OS X, Macs, and iPhones had lots of complaints by people, for what ever reason.

    Perhaps you should. I've always had the perspective of picking the right tool for the job and if you feel the Macs are no longer fitting your needs, why stick with them. Move on, life's too short to sweat the small stuff.
  4. Sirolway macrumors 6502

    Jun 13, 2009
    1. So you're going to abandon OS X not because you actually have any issues, but because you think you might have issues after you upgrade the OS for free ... don't you think that's a slight premature?

    2. If there are a lot more people running Macs now than there was 5 years ago, then there's likely to be more complaints for the same level of quality - it's a numbers thing (not to mention the more you venture out of your core demographic & serve diverse user bases, etc etc)

    3. You *can* try OS X 10.10 easily - just install it on an external drive & boot from that. If you don't experience any issues - upgrade your main drive.
  5. Luap macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2004
    .....that you believe all the doom & gloom you read on the internet :rolleyes:
  6. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    Ignoring Thanksgiving and the regular morning data blip, Yosemite adoption looks to be increasing linearly since mid October. It's now surpassed Mavericks, and shows no sign of a "disatisfied customer base" plateau. The verdict of history seems to be that by and large, Yosemite is tolerable.
  7. b3av3r macrumors regular


    Dec 9, 2012
    I was hesitant to install Yosemite as soon as it dropped as well. But I have started taking a "wait and see" approach for any kind of tech upgrade whether hardware or software, there are just too many issues that pop up with first run devices/software.

    I did a clean install since almost all of my data is stored in a cloud service (dropbox, one drive, network external HDD) and what little is stored solely on my laptop can be put on 1 large flash drive and then quickly moved back. I am having 0 issues with it so far. My only real complaint is the look of the OS, I preferred Mavericks' style but it's not that big of a deal. I'm not a power user by any stretch of the imagination, internet browsing, email, text editing, and light photo and video editing, but things seem to be running perfect for me.
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Tolerable would be the word. ;-)

    Some glitches and bugs aside, and the arguable UI change, Yosemite has been pleasant for me. I haven't encountered any serious issues on Yosemite, and I couldn't say, from my own observations, that Yosemite is buggier or less stable. The most controversial thing is the UI and even there I think, after initial hesitation, that it works for me, although I continue to hold that improvements can be made.
  9. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    To paraphrase the film Contagion: "to run the risk of issues you have to actually install Yosemite, to get scared you just need to read the internet"
  10. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    amen. :D
  11. Toltepeceno Suspended


    Jul 17, 2012
    SMT, Edo MX, MX
    I did a time machine backup with mavericks and went ahead with a yosemite installation to see how I would like it. So far I do like it, I'm surprised to say. I'm not a fan of the retro flat look (like early versions of windows) but I am surprised to say I do like it and I actually like the look. So I'm glad I ignored the bad stuff and tried it.
  12. nomore macrumors member

    Feb 11, 2005
    I'm not fond of Yosemite. Mostly the way it looks. Some parts looks awesome, and other parts look horrible.

    I still run 10.9 on my main computer, and don't intend to put Yosemite on it at all. But saying that, I did a clean install of Yosemite on a 2007 iMac, and it runs flawlessly. Everything is quick. Smooth animations. Quick boot time. (the iMac has an SSD though).

    I think the main problems come from upgrading the OS rather than doing a fresh installation.
  13. jbachandouris macrumors 601


    Aug 18, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I've been running Yosemite since it's public beta and I just installed 10.10.2. I have had NO issues at all.

    I'm in school for networking and I almost dread going to class because of Windows. You want to go back to that? Have fun.
  14. RichardI thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Southern Ontario, Canada
    Thanks for the input folks. I do realise that this place will naturally have a lot more negative than positive posts. I'll definitely have to re-think my position.
  15. n-evo macrumors 65816


    Aug 9, 2013
    How is there no way to tell if OS X Yosemite will run smoothly on your Mac? Just install the thing on a separate HDD or partition. If you don't want to do that simply make an image of your HDD using Disk Utility and restore it when OS X Yosemite doesn't suit you.
  16. RichardI thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2007
    Southern Ontario, Canada
  17. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    I tell anyone that "upgraded" Yosemite then run the free program EtreCheck and run it. The program will output a report showing you incompatible extensions in RED and when you highlight the red file it will show you the path yo manually delete that incompatible extension. This wil speed up your Yosemite upgraded Mac.

    Plus if you get a lot of popups, etc then scan your Mac with AdwareMedic. Plus bookmark the Apple Support site Remove unwanted adware that displays pop-up ads and graphics on.
  18. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007

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