(08-20-2016, 02:23 PM)Homerec130 Wrote: Frank,
How does Sierra look in regard to El Capitan? I haven't downloaded the beta yet for my laptop as I won't be able to run it on my late-2007 iMac which is running El Capitan quite well.
I figure my emags have the info,but I am behind in that area.
I am very happy with Sierra, there are both ups and downs. Safari has always given me trouble, and I really want it to work. It appears my problems are not unique to being a Hack. It tends to lock the machine when an ad is set to autoplay on a website and that ad meets some criteria - not sure what, I assume Apple is "protecting" me and the protection doesn't quite work yet. Googling it, I see lots of reports of Safari having issues with Videos and with Displaying PDFs.
It appears Safari (with Sierra) is better at displaying PDFs than El-Capitan was (for me). I got into the habit of just downloading them and using preview to display them, since in El-Capitan they always displayed blank - now they mostly display correctly in Sierra Safari.
Siri seems to work pretty well, I have not tested it extensively. I use Siri for almost everything on my iPad, but don't feel comfortable asking Siri to do things on my desktop - yet.
Other than that it is extremely stable and fast. It feels faster than El-Capitan to me. I run a home built:
This is what Sierra thinks it is running on - the hardware is about what I have:
iMac (27-inch, Late 2013)
Processor: 2.99 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory: 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2047 MB
I have about 8TB of HD's with a 1TB combined with a 500GB SSD into a fusion drive for the system to run from.
And a pair of 23 inch ViewSonic 1920x1080 displays.
As said very stable and very fast. Everything works and all updates are automatic - I get my beta updates from the Developer channel, and I think I had to get a new boot loader on dev beta 2, but other than that one time all 6 betas have loaded, installed and run perfectly - even though this is a home built system and not a Macintosh. Apple has done a stellar job of refining the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) so the system pretty much doesn't care what hardware it runs on.
Not sure what else to say. I am very happy with Sierra, in the tradition of all OS X updates it is not revolutionary, just evolutionary. And it's about time they changed the name to MacOS instead of OS X - lol...
EDIT: Oh, I have an Aspire Laptop that is running El-Capitan and haven't updated it to Sierra yet. Laptops tend to be a little more fussy and I prefer to have only one of my systems on Beta at a time.
My wife and I play a lot of online gaming and use TeamSpeak all day to talk to each other with our headsets on. Sierra beta one broke TeamSpeak ( haven't checked to see if TS has been updated yet) and so I was banished from our office to the bedroom and the laptop until TeamSpeak started working again (on Beta 2).
I am not a Medical professional and I don't play one on the internet.
Started CPAP Therapy April 5, 2016
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