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OSX Yosemite in Detail

Infinity
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OSX Yosemite in Detail

OSX Yosemite in Detail
On Apple Website
Looks good, and it's Free...
Released in the Autumn to the General Public

http://www.apple.com/osx/preview/?sr=hotnews.rss
http://www.apple.com/osx/preview/design/
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TORPC
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Re: OSX Yosemite in Detail

[quote= http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/whats-new-os-x-10-10-yosemite/]Just like iOS 8, OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” will need to go back into the oven for a few months before it’s ready for public consumption. When it lands, it will be free and compatible with most Mac computers purchased in the last five, six and maybe even seven years in some cases. Last year’s Mavericks update landed on the 22 October, so there’s your ballpark figure for a release date.
Acassim
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Re: OSX Yosemite in Detail

Quote from: PlusComUK
Looks good, and it's Free...

In particular, the Hand-Off feature looks brilliant, should make tasking between devices pretty speedy!
Thanks for the heads up PlusComUK  Wink
momist
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Re: OSX Yosemite in Detail

From the experience of Mavericks, I would hesitate to upgrade to this.  On my wife's three year old Macbook Pro, Mavericks slowed down the boot time by a factor of about 6, slowed operations once running noticeably, and the only benefit she can see is access to Apple's iCloud.  There is apparently no way back, and she is intensely unhappy with it.
RPMozley
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Re: OSX Yosemite in Detail

There's no quick way back, yes but there are some long winded ways. These do require original installation DVDs however, which I've heard aren't always included with the computers these days.
That's RPM to you!!
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Re: OSX Yosemite in Detail

I've got it installed on a 2009 MBP (with SSD and 8GB RAM) and Mavericks is running fine.
You should still be able to download the install files from the AppStore or if not think I've got them somewhere..

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Infinity
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I have several external Time Machine HDD's, and backed up to all before downloading 10.9.3 Beta.....
In addition to the usual hourly & manual backups I do.

I downloaded Mavericks 10.9.3 Beta.
It made one iMac run very slow, with memory issues, so I reverted back to 10.9.2......
(Probably from the reserved memory for reporting back to Apple on the Beta version)
(The full Public 10.9.3 download does not have these memory issues.)
This is how I did it.
( I seem to remember the whole process took around two hours, but was basically click & go )
(from Apple Support)
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/5511019?tstart=0
A SIMPLE METHOD FOR REVERTING FROM MAVERICKS BACK TO AN EARLIER OS X VERSION

There were so many caveats and side issues included on various instructions that didn't apply to me that I thought it was a bit confusing. However, I got the idea that restarting while pressing down the option key would give me access to the Recovery drive. I tried it and it gave me several choices. The top one was irresistible. It says "Restore From Time Machine Backup." I had done full backups using Time Machine to both an internal hard drive on my MacPro and an external hard drive just before installing Mavericks. I clicked on "Restore From Time Machine Backup" and selected the external drive. A window came up asking me to choose which backup I wanted to use. I picked the one I made just before installing Mavericks and it went to work. It took a couple of hours to finish, but as it restarted and Mountain Lion 10.8.5 appeared on the screen, I was totally relieved. I feel liberated. Everything works. No wacky glitches to say "gotcha!"

When you consider all of the written instructions, many of which are very difficult to follow, this very simple method of restoration is amazingly easy. I hope it helps others who are considering moving to OS X 10.9. Just get a good external Time Machine backup of your present system before you venture.

I think that this would also run true for Yosemite Beta Download, or even the Public issue later on

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Re: OSX Yosemite in Detail

Public Beta for Mac OS X Yosemite available 24th July 2014 (today)
If you're interested, you can sign up to join the beta via Apple's public registration site right now
https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/
using your Apple ID, and if all goes well, you'll be able to jump into the public beta straight away once it goes live .
Simply enter the code you receive after registration into the Mac App Store, and you're  all set to go (provided that you already have a Mac running OS X Mavericks).
The first million applicants only for this release though.
There are caveats..
http://www.macworld.com/article/2456613/os-x-yosemite-public-beta-what-you-need-to-know.html


Infinity
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Re: OSX Yosemite in Detail

After a slow performance once the previous beta (Mavericks) had been installed, and then removed, restoring from Time Machine took hours, with the Yosemite beta I created a separate 30GB partition just for the Yosemite beta.
Much quicker to revert back if slow performance, or other negative aspects show themselves.
And when the final public version is released.
I did a full Time Machine backup on the iMac I installed the Yosemite beta on, Three Time machines, all left connected and backing up, took around 8 hours to backup to all !!
As always, before installing, I copy the download .dmg to save on download time if I wish to re-install.
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Re: OSX Yosemite in Detail

Some stunning new Yosemite HD Wallpapers available for download to the public, pre release .
49mb zip file, expanded wallpapers are mostly 10mb+ each
http://www.redmondpie.com/download-all-new-os-x-yosemite-wallpapers-from-developer-preview-6/?utm_so...
Of course, you can use them anywhere, on any platform, as they are .jpg files.
Just one example
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Infinity
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Re: OSX Yosemite in Detail

Quote from: PlusComUK
OSX Yosemite in Detail
Looks good, and it's Free...
Released in the Autumn to the General Public

Nearly there...
Apple has just rolled out the Golden Master Candidate of OS X 10.10 Yosemite to developers
Last time out, Mavericks appeared on October 22nd after the first GM trickled out on the 3rd of the same month, and with various rumors having already outlined a special keynote event in the second half of October 2014, Yosemite does now seem imminent.
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Re: OSX Yosemite in Detail

Download OS X 10.10 Yosemite Final For Free Right Now!
Available on The Apple App Store now.
5.16GB download
It will also be available on Apple Software Update very soon.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-yosemite/id915041082?mt=12
I've been using the Developer Version for a while now, this is the Final Public Release, and it's FREE.

Excellent Review here
http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/16/os-x-yosemite-review/?ncid=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=fee...
Comprehensive Range of Features
http://www.apple.com/osx/all-features/
http://www.apple.com/osx/design/
http://www.apple.com/osx/better-apps/

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Re: OSX Yosemite in Detail

Seems pretty snappy on our old macbook pro 2009 model, lets hope 8.1 does for  Ipad2  what Yosemite has for the macbook!
pretty poor update 8.0-8.0.2, 30 pages on 1 topic of people moaning ? https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6552856?start=570&tstart=0
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Just received a nice Thank You email from Apple.