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Will EL Capitan slow my 2011 Macbook Air?

Asked: Jun 09 2015 | 8:28 am EDT 5784 Views 3 Answers View Best Answer

My 11' MBA from 2011 has 4gb of ram. will el capitan speed it up or slow it down?


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Jun 09 2015 | 8:30 am EDT kch50428

Given what they said in the keynote I'd expect it will not perform any worse than on Yosemite...

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Jun 11 2015 | 6:31 am EDT Bazza1

...though wouldn't it be nice that when OS developers came out with a new version, they actually did some significant pruning? That they were actually less-problematic and had far less historical and proprietary baggage, bloat and gimmickry involved? Then allow users to pick which currently OS-embedded 'features' and software to install...
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Jun 11 2015 | 6:44 am EDT Ledsteplin

...though wouldn't it be nice that when OS developers came out with a new version, they actually did some significant pruning? That they were actually less-problematic and had far less historical and proprietary baggage, bloat and gimmickry involved? Then allow users to pick which currently OS-embedded 'features' and software to install...
That's how I feel about my iPhone.