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Upgrade to El Capitan?
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Mac users, is upgrading to El Capitan worthwhile? I currently have 10.10.5 Yosemite.

I am still brainwashed from years of Windows use and fearing that if I upgrade, it would be the kiss of death. And if for some reason, I wanted to go back to Yosemite, how would that work?

Thanks!
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#2
49er,

I upgraded my Mac to El Capitan and it has been running fine. I did have some minor issues with one of my applications, but found I should have been having the same issue under Yosemite. I am running a late 2007 Mac with 6 GB of ram and everything thing works fine. Do expect to go through a series of updates for some of your other apps when they sense you have upgraded.

Homer
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#3
Hi 49er,

I've upgraded a 2010 and 2013 MacBook Pro to El Capitan with no issues at all. The process went very smoothly on each.

As far as reverting back to Yosemite, there are a number of sites (search for "downgrading el capitan to yosemite") that walk you through that.

Good luck!
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#4
Thanks Homer and Jordawg for your help. Homer, glad everything is working well for you regarding El Capitan save for some minor issues. I added just a few pieces of software so hopefully, when I do upgrade, i won't have any problems.

Jordawg, I glad you didn't have any trouble either with your upgrade.
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#5
Hi 49er,
How did your upgrade to El Capitan go? I upgraded to it and I haven’t decided if I’m gutsy or crazy, (Ha-Ha, probably a little of both, )Ha-Ha.)
I think the issues I am having with it are screen reader issues. It’s kind of hard to edit. Its focus is a little off, and the cursers don’t follow really well, but I just keep trying to manage it, (translate that to beating it into submission, Ha-Ha.) Hopefully, they will fix a few things in the next update to the system. My husband has to stay on Snow Leopard because it’s the most stable for what he needs to do, as he does a lot of audio work with his machines and El Cap is just a little bit finicky and they have broken a few things in this new OS for him
Anywho, I hope your upgrade went well.
trish6hundred
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#6
Hi Trish,

I haven't tried the upgrade yet. I will wait until the morning when I am more awake and am able to pay better attention to what I am doing.

Sorry you are having trouble with screen reader issues. I sure hope that improves for you.
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(10-18-2015, 06:56 PM)trish6hundred Wrote: Hi 49er,
How did your upgrade to El Capitan go? I upgraded to it and I haven’t decided if I’m gutsy or crazy, (Ha-Ha, probably a little of both, )Ha-Ha.)
I think the issues I am having with it are screen reader issues. It’s kind of hard to edit. Its focus is a little off, and the cursers don’t follow really well, but I just keep trying to manage it, (translate that to beating it into submission, Ha-Ha.) Hopefully, they will fix a few things in the next update to the system. My husband has to stay on Snow Leopard because it’s the most stable for what he needs to do, as he does a lot of audio work with his machines and El Cap is just a little bit finicky and they have broken a few things in this new OS for him
Anywho, I hope your upgrade went well.

trish6,

One of the things that may be impacting on your screen reader is the magnified mouse when we run it rapidly across the screen. If you move the mouse across a lot of screen (like side to side) the pointer will get larger so you can see it. Haven't found a way to turn it off yet.

Homer
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#8
Hi Homerec130,
Yeah, I try to turn as much of the mouse trackpad off as I can, because I use the builtin screenreader called “VoiceOver,” and instead of clicking the mouse, I use control, option, right arrow or left, depending on which way I need to go on the screen.
Thanks for letting me know about the mouse magnification.
trish6hundred
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#9
After a new OSX version comes out I usually wait a good length of time to upgrade so that those who are dying to try it do so and work out all the bugs! I'm still on Yosemite 10.10.5 and will be for a few more months likely.

I spent years resisting upgrading my early 2009 imac from Snow Leopard to a newer version only to find out it wasn't as bad as I'd read about online. However, as I mentioned, I wait for others to work out the bugs first.
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#10
Cate,

I'm looking at dumping my Lenovo POS Windoze laptop and getting a MacBook. Price is more of an issue than weight so I am looking at the 13 inch 2.5 GHZ MacBook with the 500 GB traditional HD and upping the ram to 8 GB. This is more of my sitting by the TV laptop with minor travelling.

Which MB do you have? My desktop is a late 2007 iMac with 6 GB (yes 6) of ram and running El Capitan. Still works quite well. Still waiting on a MS Office 2016 issue that is being worked (crashes if I have all 3 office apps and Outlook open at the same time).
As long as I don't have Outlook open, everything is good. I use Postbox for my mail and BusyCal for my calendar.

Homer


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