Yosemite on a mid-2010 MacBook Pro

jekjones1558

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I debated about whether to upgrade to Yosemite on my MacBook Pro. I was worried about how it would perform on such an old computer. I finally decided to give it a try and, worst case scenario, I would have to buy a new laptop (but hoping to wait until new Air ones are out). It took FOREVER to download and install. It was unbelievably slow and jerky and I was regretting big time my decision. Then I did a permissions repair and there were a LOT of changes. I restarted and, boy, what a difference. Just thought that I would post my experience in case there are any others out there debating whether or not to install Yosemite on an old machine.
 

jekjones1558

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Did you install by upgrade? I did a clean install on my mid-2010 MBP and it seems fine.
I did the upgrade via App Store. Guess I didn't even consider doing a clean install. It is working okay now though after the permissions repair and restart.
 

Brian Y

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Yosemite shouldn't really me any slower than Mavericks* on most machines.

*Except on machines with older integrated GPUs.