Yosemite 10.10 GM - Use as main OS X installation?

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  1. Intelligent, Oct 2, 2014
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    Intelligent macrumors 6502a

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    Can i safely use it? The name of the installer is "Install OS X Yosemite Developer Preview

    Can i use it safely on my main computer and main OS X version?.
     
  2. axPoindexter macrumors newbie

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    Sure you can. But would you rather hear a vote from the people using the GM as to whether they would/are?
     
  3. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I have been running the GM without any problems. The DP releases were the same on my late 2011 MBP.
     
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I am using the GM as my only partition. Only because it's a GM.
     
  5. rehlers macrumors member

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    I ran PB3 and now PB4(GM) as my only install. I had a couple of very minor glitches that were easily fixed in PB3, and have had no issues with the GM so far. All the apps I use work fine and it seems quite stable.
     
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  7. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Seems I'm a tad confused.
    Why are there still ongoing discussions as to Yosemite release dates if the GM is already available?
     
  8. chrfr macrumors 603

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    It's a GM Candidate. There may well be additional builds before release.
     
  9. Menel macrumors 603

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    GM Candidate
     
  10. HBX macrumors member

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    Stable to an extent

    I've been running the GM upgraded from Mavericks and its stable, but damn its a memory hog, kernel_task eats up 1.15gigs, I have 8 gigs, theres no way I should only have 779mb available.
    Below is a snippet of top.
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    Processes: 242 total, 3 running, 6 stuck, 233 sleeping, 1078 threads 11:01:15
    Load Avg: 6.70, 6.36, 5.85 CPU usage: 54.92% user, 19.71% sys, 25.35% idle
    SharedLibs: 18M resident, 10M data, 0B linkedit. MemRegions: 65136 total, 2290M resident, 90M private, 639M shared.
    PhysMem: 7265M used (1504M wired), 926M unused. VM: 603G vsize, 1062M framework vsize, 256(0) swapins, 10112(0) swapouts.
    Networks: packets: 12623653/17G in, 6850476/542M out. Disks: 1237382/29G read, 1475239/60G written.
     
  11. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    Thank you for the clarification.
     
  12. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Updated to PB4 (cGM) from Mavericks and it's been absolutely solid for me. I was expecting it to be unrefined and not efficient (like Mavericks GM was) but it's be great. Installed it on a work computer (I like to take chances? :cool:) and everything has been working fine. I've read a few comments on the forum about memory but for some reason, memory is a lot better in Yosemite than it was in Mavericks, the obvious one being with Safari. In Mavericks, each tab you open in Safari had it's own process and took up a lot of RAM but doing the same thing in Yosemite, it's using a lot less memory.

    Right now I have 5 Safari tabs open, Outlook, Excel and accounting software and I'm sitting at 6.92GB of free RAM. Doing the same thing in Mavericks I would be at about 4GB of free RAM.
     
  13. cschmelz macrumors 6502

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    I've been using Yosemite since PB1 and it has been very stable. Biggest issue with early betas is the lack of refined applications (VMWare, etc) that don't work right. As we head into GM territory a lot of them have been fixed (aka VMWare). Great ONLY OS install on my 2010 MacBook Air. It lags a little on wake up (processor at 100% for 1-2 minutes) as it appears to be doing some housekeeping but it is a 4 year old machine. Still works during that period and it speeds up to very useful speeds shortly after that and stays that way.

    That being said, I'm still using the GM on a separate partition on my iMac and intend to keep it that way until the public release just to be safe as I still occasionally have to boot into 10.9.5 to run a few programs.
     
  14. Newfiebill macrumors regular

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    My Main OX

    Took the plunge last night. I have been running PB 1, 2, & 3 on separate partition with very few problems. Upgraded main OS last night to PB4. No issues on a 2014 rMBP, and running Windows 7 VM in Parallels 10.
     
  15. Schranke macrumors 6502

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    I decided to test it out to as my only system and it works fine :)
     
  16. atlchamp macrumors 65816

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    works just fine as main system. 0 bugs here so far
     
  17. MiamiC70 macrumors regular

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    Running PB4 with zero issues and quite stable on my MBA.
     
  18. cookies! macrumors 6502

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    Battery life has been the only major issue for me.
     
  19. ABC5S Suspended

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    Same here. Battery has been an issue with the GM Candidate
     
  20. fisherking macrumors 603

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    my hard drive died last week, so...figured a good time to try yosemite. have been using it a week now, and would NOT go back.

    some minor bugs, but mostly working great, and am enjoying the hell out of it..
     
  21. Foss macrumors 6502

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    I've been using Yosemite as my main since around PB1. As soon as the GM came out, and I confirmed my daily activities were in tact; then, I recently deleted my Mavericks partition. I don't even have a bootcamp partition anymore by just using my Windows 7 VM in Parallels.
     
  22. K4LK macrumors 6502

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    I have been running Yosemite on my main Mac since DP2 with a slew of third party add-ons. I would go for it. As always, make sure you have a good backup (just in case).
     
  23. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    I installed Yosemite on my iMac and rMBP today and am loving it. Had my wife call me just so I could talk to her on the MBP. :cool: Felt like Jason Borne, or something. Loving it, although it does use more RAM than Mavericks and the UI needs a little more refinement. Between Yosemite and iOS 8.1, I'm groovin'.
     
  24. Zetaprime macrumors 65816

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    It's close enough to the finished product to be used on your main computer.
     
  25. Pock macrumors regular

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    Mine's very stable, haven't had to submit any feedback with PB4 unlike with the previous builds.
     

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