Re: El Capitan will run on any device that runs Yosemite
Well, sadly, EC will not reliably run on my MBP.
I had a spare 500G drive, so after downloading and building a USB installer (OS X Disk Maker), I swapped out the internal drive and installed it. The initial install went through with no problems, but immediately afterward, App Store showed the iTunes 12.3 update and it was never able to fully download it. The system would freeze after 200MB or so.. (3 times). Any time the system went to sleep, I would wake it up but get the beach ball before I could even enter my password. I was able to download Numbers, but again the system would freeze before it finished installing.
So late last night I swapped the drives back and have returned to my reliable Mountain Lion system. I desperately want the interactive features of the newest OS's, but it will have to wait until I can purchase a new MBP. Being in Brazil, that is not really something I can just go out and buy as Apple products are almost 2x more expensive here than in the States. (Tariffs are killer here on ALL electronics).
I really am glad for you and do not doubt it. I am just frustrated that the experience is NOT mutual. Is it too much to expect a current OS to work flawlessly on 7+ year old hardware? Probably. But for there not to be any acknowledgement that it may not be a painless experience is only an attempt by Apple to make themselves look better and non-accountable.
Originally Posted by kch50428
Disclaimer: I have owned Apples since my first 512KE and used Mac OS from System 4. I have worked as an Apple certified Technician and was an OSX Technical Certified Support Specialist. I am about as pro-Apple as they come. I hope this post reflects more of critical response rather than just angry venting.