1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I have an early 2009 imac presently running Snow Leopard (I updated from Leopard which was what it came with). Have added RAM (now 8GB) so ready to upgrade to Yosemite so I can get the lastest CSS Indesign, Photoshop, etc. Very nervous after hearing about wifi problems with Yosemite. My imac is connected via a router and my wifi is attached to the router for other devices. Should I wait until the next update, try the one available at the moment, or try to get hold of Mavericks instead? Very nervous as I don't want to be unable to work and have a big job coming in next week, but really want to upgrade. Any suggestions/experience would be greatly appreciated.
    01-17-2015 11:21 PM
  2. Ariel Babalao's Avatar
    I did the Yosemite update on my 2011 MacBook Pro and it break my speakers for ever even though I revert it back to mountain lion weeks later. And Yosemite was a complete mess in my computer. AutoCad would crash 1000 times a day and Yosemite it self will freeze like windows forcing me to manually power of and power on back. I can't say that I was happy with Yosemite at all. I've read somewhere that Yosemite was more design for post 2011 Mac and older Mac wasn't really taken care of by Yosemite team.
    You might just avoid it and enjoy your computer as it is working perfectly now. There isn't anything new in Yosemite that's a deal breaker after all. And you could use CCClone to clone your HDD and try out Yosemite see if it works for you or not. If it doesn't, you just restore your cloned HDD.


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    01-18-2015 02:37 AM
  3. SprSynJn's Avatar
    If you are worried about problems that might come along, I might wait a bit. Mavericks was horrible on my 2013 iMac, but Yosemite is much better. I haven't had any wifi problems like others have, but it does seem to be a wide spread concern.
    01-18-2015 08:13 AM
  4. phreddyl's Avatar
    My suggestion is to wait till after your big job then rip the bandaid off. It's stable on my 2010 iMac
    Last edited by phreddyl; 01-18-2015 at 09:31 AM. Reason: error
    01-18-2015 08:20 AM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    My suggestion is to wait till after your big job then rip the bandaid off. It's stable on my 2000 iMac
    A 2000 iMac?
    01-18-2015 08:31 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It should be fine. Others with 2009 Macs report Yosemite running ok. If you want a backup plan you could install and run Carbon Copy Cloner or SuperDuper to get a bootable backup on an external drive. So if something messed up you could boot the Mac up using the external disk. Time machine won't work for that because it isn't a bootable backup even though it does backup all your files.
    01-18-2015 08:33 AM
  7. phreddyl's Avatar
    A 2000 iMac?
    Meant 2010 lol. Need more coffee.
    01-18-2015 09:26 AM

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