Yosemite upgrade worth?

I have had an accident more than a month ago in my left arm and I have been away from my keyboard. Really tough time… Looking at my keyboard and not able to use my mac ( luckily I have an iPad that saved me a lot) I am almost fully recovered and can move my fingers without pain and use both a mouse and a keyboard at the same time. Despite all the bad moments I am lucky to be back again with you all and with tons of questions?

I tried Yosemite before my accident and really did not liked it at all. Don’t like the esthetics, find some of the new features not really impressive and useless for my use ( to talk from computer to my iPhone… for instance). Also didn’t like UI changes. I am using mavericks now on my 2 laptops I use at this time and I wonder if Yosemite upgrade is worth for Xojo development, if the ones that sell apps on MAS are facing issues with it, and if not using Yosemite how do you tests your MAS apps ( have to upgrade mine yet to Yosemite!)

Have a Macbook Pro Air mid 2012 and a Macbook Pro HD 3000 with antiglare (enhanced resolution) with i7. After upgrading my iPad 3 to IOS7 I were desperate to not able to downgrade to IOS6 (Ipad 3 are crap, btw).

I have VM Fusion and thought using Yosemite on a VM would be a possibility to test my apps if I’m developing using Mavericks or go direct to Yosemite.

What are your thoughts? Really appreciated! :slight_smile:

I am very sorry to hear about your accident and hope you fully recover soon. :slight_smile:

Yosemite has worked well for me. I use some of the new features and like the aesthetic changes. If you don’t like Yosemite then there’s no rush to upgrade from Mavericks. My understanding is that code signing is just as effective on Mavericks as it is on Yosemite. The same tools are available for both.

If you haven’t upgraded to VMware Fusion 7.1, you might want to consider doing so. It’s got lots of fixes since 7.0 and is better in many ways than 6.x.

Glad to have you back.

I had ML on an old 24in iMac with 2.8 GHz C2D and 4 GB RAM and it was dog slow. I wanted to flatten it and put Snow Leo on again but as Yosemite came out decided to try it out on there as I was going to wipe it anyway. To my surprise Yosemite runs at very acceptable speed.

Afterwards I installed Yosemite on a 27in iMac (2009, 2.8 GHz Core i7, 8 GB RAM) which I got VERY cheap as the screen went black randomly. Could be fine for 3 days or go black every few seconds. Since installing Yosemite it has been fine (knock on wood).

I don’t like the look (I still think Snow Leo was the best system ever) but the functionality is great, for example the syncing of the calendars.

All in all I’m happy with Yosemite, I just wish it would look more like Snow Leo (the bland flatness is depressing)

I have been using Yosemite since it was publicly released on my main machine, and before, I had installed the beta on an external drive.

Apart from the dubious aesthetics, it works fine for me. Just details, like Thunderbird now taking forever to actually start after displaying the window, are a bit annoying. But no real issue.

However, I have read from other members horror stories such as lost Wifi. But I never saw that on my mid 2011 21" iMac :slight_smile:

[quote=150578:@Michel Bujardet]
However, I have read from other members horror stories such as lost Wifi. But I never saw that on my mid 2011 21" iMac :)[/quote]

Yeah, I have read on Google some post about Macbook users having such wifi issues! I wonder if some of you suffer this!

[quote=150575:Markus Winter]Glad to have you back.

I had ML on an old 24in iMac with 2.8 GHz C2D and 4 GB RAM and it was dog slow. I wanted to flatten it and put Snow Leo on again but as Yosemite came out decided to try it out on there as I was going to wipe it anyway. To my surprise Yosemite runs at very acceptable speed.

Afterwards I installed Yosemite on a 27in iMac (2009, 2.8 GHz Core i7, 8 GB RAM) which I got VERY cheap as the screen went black randomly. Could be fine for 3 days or go black every few seconds. Since installing Yosemite it has been fine (knock on wood).

I don’t like the look (I still think Snow Leo was the best system ever) but the functionality is great, for example the syncing of the calendars.

All in all I’m happy with Yosemite, I just wish it would look more like Snow Leo (the bland flatness is depressing)[/quote]

I too miss the Snow Leo days for sure. After everything I have read regarding Yosemite, I have no intention of touching it. I tried it out on an old mac mini and it looked absolutely terrible, even after the usual round of tweaks suggested since its release.

The new retina imac sounds and looks great, but I doubt it would be that much use to me just yet. Nice eye candy, and hats off to Apple for producing such a machine. If only we could run an older version of OSX on it I would be more inclined to fork out my cash. I would be happy just being able to put Mavericks on it.

The existing non-retina imacs can all run Mavs as we know, but its only a matter of time before they disappear, so im hedging my bets in that respect.

My fallback plan is a 2011 or 2012 iMac I have currently boxed up. It runs everything including Snow Leo (It was the last generation Mac to run that natively) and has a sandybridge CPU so still runs nice and fast and quiet. Plus i managed to snag a brand new screen for it from Apple just before the warranty ran out :slight_smile:

No Wi-Fi issues on a MacBook Air purchased this year or 27" iMac purchased three years ago. In fact, no issues at all with Yosemite. It also runs smoothly in VMware Fusion 7.1.

I can only say that my experience with Yosemite has been a lot more positive than most other OS X betas and early versions. I like it and the few things I don’t like are completely customizable.

I also have absolutely no problems with it - apart from the fact that whenever I reboot - files appear in my trash can and it says something like “recovered files” (or something along those lines). Apart from that - all works nicely.

Except for spotlight. The one thing I like the least is the new spotlight in the middle of the screen, it worked just fine (better even) when it was in the top corner not interfering with what I’m looking at as I type.

Fair point but Spotlight is also a lot smarter now. I understand why they relocated it to the center of the screen and find myself using it a lot more now.

I’ll still wait 10.10.2 to be released and the hurried Guinea Pigs reporting it’s working and safe before I move to it. Some friends had all kind of problems with 10.10.0. Slowness, memory wastes, wi-fi troubles, mail app troubles (well, I use Thunderbird, and probably will not be affected by this one). Heard of problems with 10.10.1 too. I’ve completely lost confidence in Apple quality assurance these days. :slight_smile:

Party-Pooper! :slight_smile:

Very good point though !

I’ve seen a lot of people saying how good Yosemite looks on a retina display. But then I’ve seen a lot more saying how crap it looks on a non-retina display, something I agree with.

Either Apple has not tested it properly on non-retina setups, or they have and its a secret ploy to get us to upgrade. The default appearance is just too bad for words, and my poor eyes.

Suspicious mind ?

Not at all…

[quote=150651:@Stephen Thomas]I’ve seen a lot of people saying how good Yosemite looks on a retina display. But then I’ve seen a lot more saying how crap it looks on a non-retina display, something I agree with.

Either Apple has not tested it properly on non-retina setups, or they have and its a secret ploy to get us to upgrade. The default appearance is just too bad for words, and my poor eyes…[/quote]

Looks great on non retina 27 inch displays to me… in fact I find the system font more readable than any used in all previous versions of Mac OS X.

I have some issues with sudden partial-freezes.
Music still plays, I can still move the mouse…but nothing else whatsoever…

Not often but when it happens I need to take a deep breath and just restart.
This is on an old Mac Pro (Early 2008). Only happened once on my MBPr (Late 2013).

Still very happy with Yosemite though! :slight_smile:

The new Spotlight is a poor copy of Alfred

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/34344/alfred

A must have in my opinion. And free, though there are add-ons you can buy.

Alfred was the name of my previous Butler, before he retired and I replaced him with 6 swedish buttleresses :slight_smile:

YOU STOLE MINE! I have to do everything around here because of that… :frowning:

Were they named:

Olga
Agnetta
slg
Yngvild
Solvig
Frja

If so, then yes, they previously worked for you.

I thought it sounded familiar when they said they previously worked for some bearded guy, who spends all his time playing with neon signs - and whom made them live in the garden!!!