Friday, 17 October 2014

Yosemite ...

Normally I'm very cautious about OS upgrades but this morning I felt wild and impetuous and upgraded my work Mac to Yosemite, Apple's latest version of OS X - one of the advantages of living on the dark side of the world is we tend to get first go at updates.

The process basically just worked, although it took a bit longer than Apple claimed, and the system was pretty unusable during the post install optimization phase - budget at least a couple of hours, or perhaps a little  longer.

A few things needed nudging:

  • Dropbox needed a reinstall - just like after the 10.9.5 upgrade
  • Amazon Cloud drive broke and needed a java install
  • GanntProject (admittedly I was running quite an old version) broke and needed an update
Everything else seems to work, although switching between apps and app start times seems slow, but then it was with Mavericks, but once running everything seems reasonably responsive on what's now a four year old MacBook Pro with 4GB of RAM.

My only real gripe so far is the use of Helvetica Neue as a system font - yes it's legible, but it's a bit too heavy for my taste, but if that's the only annoyance, things are not too bad ...

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