Apple hypes Wednesday's launch of free OS X 10.11 El Capitan Mac update

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  • Reply 21 of 46
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    Originally Posted by TechProd1gy View Post



    I will download this the minute it arrives. The pros always exceed the cons with Apple OS releases.



    Yeah, me too.

     

    For all the excitement around the iPhone and the Watch and the shiny new stuff, the Mac is still by far my favorite Apple product.  If I was forced, I could cope with an Android phone, I can watch Netflix and stuff like that through the PS4, and I prefer my mechanical watch over the Apple Watch, but I could never switch back to Windows.

     

    Mac OS upgrades always have some genuinely unexpected updates that make things just that little bit easier for you, and they always far outweigh the occasional problems I've found with them.  Mac OS upgrade day is always an exciting day at my desk!

  • Reply 22 of 46

    Interesting. You'd kind of expect AI would feature an article about the imminent release of OS 10.11.

    But instead they publish an article about "Apple Hype".

     

    OK...

  • Reply 23 of 46
    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post

    For those people here who have been installing the betas, are you satisfied that the lingering bugs have been squashed?

     

    There’s a bug for me in bless that keeps BootChamp from working, which means that I have to perpetually run a GTX 980+GT 120 setup and switch between the cards if I want to use Windows.

     

    But I’m a “nonstandard install”, so I doubt Apple will ever fix or change it.

  • Reply 24 of 46
    dewmedewme Posts: 3,946member
    As a maintenance release El Capitan will be a non event because it works pretty well. It tidies up a few frayed edges but the train wreck that is iTunes lives on in all it's bloated glory. How much longer can they keep plowing more and more features into the same app before they say enough is enough? I'm very unimpressed with the way it handles app specific passwords. It randomly pops up password dialogs but doesn't indicate which app is asking for your credentials. Really stupid. Other than that it seems okay but unremarkable, which is a good thing for a change. It needed a tune up and not a redesign.
  • Reply 25 of 46
    Unfortunately those enhanced feature apparently still don't include a decent, built-in spell checker, one whose lookup isn't worthless.

    The developers of Hunspell, whose open source product Apple uses, don't have the funding for a decent, regularly updated and professional-done dictionary. The vocabulary is that of a college sophomore, at best. Being developed by Hungarians, it understands little about the rules of English spelling or hyphenation.

    If spell checkers were cars, the one that Apple ships with OS X wouldn't be a Porsche or even a rusting Ford Escort. It'd be the infamous Yugo, which Time magazine rated as one of "The 50 Worst Cars of All Time." It is that bad.

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    Built in Soviet-bloc Yugoslavia, the Yugo had the distinct feeling of something assembled at gunpoint. Interestingly, in a car where "carpet" was listed as a standard feature, the Yugo had a rear-window defroster %u2014 reportedly to keep your hands warm while you pushed it. The engines went ka-blooey, the electrical system %u2014 such as it was %u2014 would sizzle, and things would just fall off.
    http://content.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1658545_1658533_1658529,00.html
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    I can see it now. An Apple ad campaign bragging that El Capitan has a spell checker "assembled at gunpoint."

    It really is bad, so bad, "Capitan" of "El Capitan is flagged as misspelled in OS 10.10. I wonder if Apple at least fixed that in 10.11?
  • Reply 26 of 46
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,634member
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    Originally Posted by cnocbui View Post

     



    Well I'm still on Mavericks so I'll likely wait a little while longer and see what is stuffed this time.  Once upon a time, most Apple OS releases just worked. 




    They still do just work.

  • Reply 27 of 46
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    Originally Posted by Inkling View Post



    El Capitan is flagged as misspelled in OS 10.10. 

    El and Capitan are not English words.

  • Reply 28 of 46
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member
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    Originally Posted by dementuschikan View Post

     

    I don't know of any time that I didn't have to be wary of applications breaking or possible bugs happening once the OS started being used by millions outside the development lab. 


    Probably not a good idea to install right away on a mission critical machine.



    Here is a message  we received from Quark, not that we use it very often:

     

    Quote: Quark

    When you use QuarkXPress for production, please be aware that QuarkXPress 2015 is NOT yet supported on El Capitan. As always we need to have our hands on the final release version of the new OS X to start certification tests. The last three years we have released a supported version of QuarkXPress within three weeks of a new OS X being officially released.

     

    This year we expect to be able to do that within the same time frame, so we’ll most likely release an update of QuarkXPress 2015 that’s officially supported on OS X El Capitan before October 22.


  • Reply 29 of 46

    I'm wondering about SIP in El Capitan; at least one of the 3rd party apps I use multiple times daily doesn't work with it enabled. I know how to disable it; but wondering if I should.:???:

  • Reply 30 of 46
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post



    For those people here who have been installing the betas, are you satisfied that the lingering bugs have been squashed?



    I tried installing the GM last weekend, only to have my late-2013 iMac essentially rendered catatonic by a kernel panic (or combination thereof) that I lacked the patience to track down. As eager as I am for some of the new El Capitan features, I may have to wait for the 10.11.1 release before I feel safe that I won't have to restore back to 10.10.5. Again.

  • Reply 31 of 46
    El Capitan supports all Macs introduced in 2009 or later, and some models introduced in 2007 and 2008* **

    * Not including its very much capable but artificially crippled Mac Pro 1,1

    ** ...unless you hack the boot loader
  • Reply 32 of 46
    appex wrote: »
    Apple should bring back color labels and scroll arrows.

    Completely agree.
  • Reply 33 of 46
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    Originally Posted by Dick Applebaum View Post



    IMO, Apple pooped the birdie with all these public betas -- it diminished support for the real betas.

     

    No it didn't. The Public Beta was behind the Developer beta so how could it be taking away from "real" betas?

     

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Inkling View Post



    Unfortunately those enhanced feature apparently still don't include a decent, built-in spell checker, one whose lookup isn't worthless.



    The developers of Hunspell, whose open source product Apple uses, don't have the funding for a decent, regularly updated and professional-done dictionary. The vocabulary is that of a college sophomore, at best. Being developed by Hungarians, it understands little about the rules of English spelling or hyphenation.



    If spell checkers were cars, the one that Apple ships with OS X wouldn't be a Porsche or even a rusting Ford Escort. It'd be the infamous Yugo, which Time magazine rated as one of "The 50 Worst Cars of All Time." It is that bad.



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    Built in Soviet-bloc Yugoslavia, the Yugo had the distinct feeling of something assembled at gunpoint. Interestingly, in a car where "carpet" was listed as a standard feature, the Yugo had a rear-window defroster %u2014 reportedly to keep your hands warm while you pushed it. The engines went ka-blooey, the electrical system %u2014 such as it was %u2014 would sizzle, and things would just fall off.

    http://content.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1658545_1658533_1658529,00.html

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    I can see it now. An Apple ad campaign bragging that El Capitan has a spell checker "assembled at gunpoint."



    It really is bad, so bad, "Capitan" of "El Capitan is flagged as misspelled in OS 10.10. I wonder if Apple at least fixed that in 10.11?

     

    Awfully rich getting spelling complaints from an American who can't even spell colour :-)

     

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    Originally Posted by mstone View Post

     

    Probably not a good idea to install right away on a mission critical machine.



    Here is a message  we received from Quark, not that we use it very often:

     


    If Quark was supported in Yosemite then it should work fine in El Capitan. Just because they say it's not supported it doesn't mean it won't run it means they're still testing it out and won't support any bug requests until they rubber stamp it.

     

    Of course it is Quark so considering their development times you might get support by the time OS X 10.12 is released

  • Reply 34 of 46
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    Originally Posted by Relic View Post



    What does Split View do, windows already snap to the left and right of the screen. Will it also include an app switcher like in iOS 9, that would be useful.



    Not natively it doesn’t. Do you happen to have HyperDock installed?

  • Reply 35 of 46
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    Originally Posted by satchmo View Post



    Can't wait. Been holding off on upgrading my iPhone & iPad to iOS 9 because Notes doesn't sync with Yosemite.

    Apparently, it requires El Capitan.



    i realized this as well, so installed el cap on the other devices and it's all syncing. if find it to be stable.




    Notes on iOS 9 shows up as offering an in-app upgrade, so it is not automatically updated in order to maintain sync with Yosemite. Apple has an alert about requiring El Capitan for sync IF you upgrade Notes. This pops up when you first launch it after the iOS 9 update. So you can upgrade to iOS 9 now and install El Capitan when you are ready to do so.

     

    I actually read the alert and decided to wait on upgrading Notes until I install El Capitan (maybe I'll wait until next week to do the El Cap update).

     

    I use Notes all the time, taking advantage of the sync across all devices. I experimented a little with MS OneNote, which isn't bad (and very cross-platform) but it just seemed a bit too complex and "busy" for simple note taking. Looking forward to the few new extra features in Notes--hoping "creeping featureism" does not set in. Keep it simple!

  • Reply 36 of 46
    Quote:
    If Quark was supported in Yosemite then it should work fine in El Capitan. Just because they say it's not supported it doesn't mean it won't run it means they're still testing it out and won't support any bug requests until they rubber stamp it.
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    While not the worst advice ever, there are changes in EC that has broken software that worked fine in Yosemite and if you have software that you depend on proceed with caution before simply updating.
  • Reply 37 of 46
    For those people here who have been installing the betas, are you satisfied that the lingering bugs have been squashed?

    Yeah... "And have you stopped beating your wife?"
  • Reply 38 of 46
    welshdogwelshdog Posts: 1,784member
    I have a Mid 2010 15" MBP otherwise known as the "Edsel of Macs". Many of these computers had a defect in the Nvidia graphics card, many did not. My computer never exhibited the defect. That is, it didn't until I installed Yosemite. I started getting GPU panics and the computer crashes. I have the gfxCardStatus app installed that let's me force the computer to the Intel motherboard chipset and the crashes stop. Of course any decent graphics performance stops as well. Naturally the Apple program to fix this defect is long ended so I don't have much recourse.

    Wondering if anyone has installed El Capitan on a Mid 2010 MBP?
  • Reply 39 of 46
    satchmo wrote: »
    Can't wait. Been holding off on upgrading my iPhone & iPad to iOS 9 because Notes doesn't sync with Yosemite.
    Apparently, it requires El Capitan.
    Yeah, wish I'd held off on iOS 9, but I wasn't paying attention and didn't realize it would disable Notes syncing with Yosemite. Crossing my fingers that El Cap won't screw up my current Notes content on iPad and iPhone.
  • Reply 40 of 46

    So far only a few minor issues with a few apps not working too well but overall quite ok.

     

    Now just awaiting being able to download it just for kicks.

     

    Hopefully in the next few days new iphone 6S plus and iPad Air 2 and then the real fun will begin

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