After the first download, I immediately made a bootable OSX USB. I have multiple macs here at home and at the office and it just made more sense to keep an offline copy. It really speeds things up. I've been doing this for the past few OSX releases. It just takes too long to download, especially in the beginning when we all know a gazillion people are trying to download it as well.
10/24/14 at 5:21pm