Who's daily driving? How is it?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by eicca, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. eicca macrumors regular

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    Once the 3rd public beta of iOS9 came out I read enough positive reviews and took the plunge. It's been great. Some minor bugs and a few random reboots but all is running well and my battery is actually better.

    How's El Capitan, especially on the latest beta? Stable enough for daily use? Irritating but functional? Remarkably well-done for a beta?
     
  2. Rogo117 macrumors regular

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    I've been using it as a daily driver since PB4, haven't really had any problems that stopped me from using it. I'd say it's stable enough as a daily driver. Currently download PB5.
     
  3. devinthomas macrumors regular

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    Stable enough for daily use and remarkably well done for a beta.
     
  4. jmeas macrumors regular

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    It's been good for me so far. The latest release just had my first annoying problem: all of Apple's native menu bar icons constantly crash. So WiFi/Bluetooth/Clock...I'm not seeing any of that.

    Pretty annoying!
     
  5. hansenc macrumors 6502

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    I've been using since Dev Beta 6. been good to me so far with one minor issue updating to beta 7 this evening.
     
  6. G3ck092 macrumors member

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    I definitely have some issues sometimes, but not enough to make me revert. It's usable, with some slight annoyances.
     
  7. n1smo macrumors member

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    I've been using El Capitan as my daily driver for almost as long as I've had this rMBP and it's been very stable as far as Beta goes. PB4 was the one giving me the most problems, mostly to do with the starting app for the first time message and Word crashing anytime you try to bring up the save dialog box. PB5 so far fixed both those issues and seems to be much faster and smoother. Granted I've had it installed for less than 24 hours but from what I've seen so far, it is very polished and seem ready for release.
     
  8. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    I've been using it daily for the most part. Sometimes I'll switch bak to Yosemite for a few days and then return. But otherwise its been quite stable and useful for my needs.
     
  9. eicca thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the input. I might do a backup and take the plunge.
     
  10. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    A backup is always a wise thing to do. You never know if a beta will hose your system and data. If it does and you have no backup, you very well could lose everything.
     
  11. MrNomNoms macrumors 65816

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    The early builds were pretty buggy but at this stage, Public Beta 5, things are pretty stable which makes me guess that at this stage Apple is focusing on bug fixes and finishing off lose ends rather than adding or making any major changes.
     
  12. eicca thread starter macrumors regular

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    Backup success, downloading the beta now at roughly 10 megabytes/second
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I've been daily driving on my MBA since DP1, and on my iMac starting at DP2. Have had almost no issues, and definitely nothing that prevents day to day operations.
     
  14. Scary Spice macrumors regular

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    This has been the most buggy beta cycle for OS X that I can remember.

    I typically throw caution to the wind and use the betas for my daily driver right from the start.... This time I regret it. I have done many clean installs to gain usability (with not much gain)...

    As of PB5/dp7 the main issues remaining include: Exchange in Mail and Calendar totally broken, (new for PB5/DP7) the wifi is now flakey, and Office365 apps are very buggy!
     
  15. eicca thread starter macrumors regular

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    Went mountain biking while I let it install. Time for a snack and then we'll see how it does.
     
  16. eicca thread starter macrumors regular

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    UPDATE: Nothing seems to have changed for the worse, and everything is much smoother now. Impressed so far.
     

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