Scott Bourquin

Pilot

OSX Yosemite – Should You Upgrade?

If you are thinking about upgrading to OS X Yosemite, well we did.  In my office I made the mistake of upgrading our iPhones to 8.0.0 way too early.  8.0.1 didn’t fix anything, in fact it got worse.  If you follow my other posts, 8.0.2 had its own set of issues caused by iCloud drive.  A new feature I don’t yet understand.

Flaw number one with my early upgrade plan was that I could no longer get to my iCloud docs on my iPhone or iPad.  Yup I upgraded it too.

So when Yosemite came available on the 16th, I waited.  After four days I didn’t see any really worrisome blogs about Yosemite, so I gave it a shot.  First I upgraded my Mac Mini, and then during the boredom of watching the upgrade, I decided to go ahead and upgrade my MacBook Air.

Plan not so good.  For several hours I was without both computers.  I decided to go flying, since the surf was getting rough by that time.

When I got back both computers had upgraded, and list of about a dozen apps that needed to be upgraded popped up.  On our main computers Parallels was the critical ap, and that one came with a $49.99 upgrade price tag.  We need it, I paid it.

For the laptops, it was mostly Apple software that needed upgrading.  The first thing I noticed after waiting through all the upgrade was my password protected Numbers file of my password list no longer needed a password!  Wow was that odd.

On our big dual screen computers, the scaling for any resolution but the maximum for the screen looked a bit blurry.

For the MacBook Air, the upgrade issue was the lack of space.  When I looked at the hard drive “other” was taking up the most space, and I had no idea how to know what that was, so I backed up every document, video and photo and deleted them to get enough room to do the upgrade.

I am told there is software that will help me figure out what all this “other” stuff is, but why can’t I just click it and get a listing to work through?

After the upgrade was done, another GB of free space opened up.  That was the good news.  I don’t know if the OS is smaller by a GB or what happened but I went from 12.1GB of free space after deleting every document and photo from my MacBook Air to 13.4 GB.  You tell me.

So far, no other issues.  I’ll keep you posted and if you see something different, please post it here so we can all learn from it.