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El Capitan & 2012 ( late ) 2.3 i7. A good upgrade?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:59 pm    Post subject: El Capitan & 2012 ( late ) 2.3 i7. A good upgrade? Reply with quote

Right now I'm on 10.10.5

Should I make the jump?

I get a bit concerned when a machine is a few years old.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2012 mini is running El Capitan and I'm having no problems with it. I think it actually runs a bit faster than Yosemite.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So is it a good upgrade in your opinion?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So is it a good upgrade in your opinion?



Very Happy Yup
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think you'll notice any major changes. The only potentially negative aspect to the upgrade is that there are a few non-apple utilities that won't work after the upgrade as a result of El Capitan adding System Integrity Protection (SIP). This protects users from some kinds of malicious attacks that Yosemite didn't, but it also locks down your system more. And SIP can easily be disabled with a simple Terminal command if the disabled utility means more to you than the added protection.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
I don't think you'll notice any major changes. The only potentially negative aspect to the upgrade is that there are a few non-apple utilities that won't work after the upgrade as a result of El Capitan adding System Integrity Protection (SIP). This protects users from some kinds of malicious attacks that Yosemite didn't, but it also locks down your system more. And SIP can easily be disabled with a simple Terminal command if the disabled utility means more to you than the added protection.


Interesting, is it obstructive ?

Any negatives?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2015 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't say that it's obstructive at all, unless you happened to be using a utility in Yosemite that is blocked by SIP in El Capitan. I'm sure you can Google this and get a list. But even if your utility is blocked, you have the option of disabling SIP, and then the utility will run. As I understand it, disabling SIP removes extra protection, but the protection you still have with SIP disabled is the same as what you have on Yosemite. You didn't have that option in Yosemite but you do in El Capitan.
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