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  Reply # 1150411 9-Oct-2014 08:39
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jasonjpeters:
Geektastic: I've downloaded it on the basis it is so close to release it is not likely to be a dog's breakfast now.

Seems pretty good so far!


I have been running 10.10 since the initial beta release on two MacbookPros, one personal and a second I use for work. There were a few initial hiccups like Ableton not showing instruments etc.. on the personal computer and the work machine had me always set as in a tornado warning, then some issues with the MagicMouse and browsers. As of version5 (installed today) I am not seeing any issues at all.

Overall been a smooth beta process. I am excited for the full release!


Yes it seems to be very nice.

I have not really explored too many of the technical features but the design is nice and Safari works better than the previous one did.





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  Reply # 1150412 9-Oct-2014 08:40
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Geektastic:
jasonjpeters:
Geektastic: I've downloaded it on the basis it is so close to release it is not likely to be a dog's breakfast now.

Seems pretty good so far!


I have been running 10.10 since the initial beta release on two MacbookPros, one personal and a second I use for work. There were a few initial hiccups like Ableton not showing instruments etc.. on the personal computer and the work machine had me always set as in a tornado warning, then some issues with the MagicMouse and browsers. As of version5 (installed today) I am not seeing any issues at all.

Overall been a smooth beta process. I am excited for the full release!


Yes it seems to be very nice.

I have not really explored too many of the technical features but the design is nice and Safari works better than the previous one did.


I would suggest turning all the indexing off for spotlight and adding Alfred2.

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  Reply # 1150431 9-Oct-2014 09:02
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jasonjpeters:
Geektastic:
jasonjpeters:
Geektastic: I've downloaded it on the basis it is so close to release it is not likely to be a dog's breakfast now.

Seems pretty good so far!


I have been running 10.10 since the initial beta release on two MacbookPros, one personal and a second I use for work. There were a few initial hiccups like Ableton not showing instruments etc.. on the personal computer and the work machine had me always set as in a tornado warning, then some issues with the MagicMouse and browsers. As of version5 (installed today) I am not seeing any issues at all.

Overall been a smooth beta process. I am excited for the full release!


Yes it seems to be very nice.

I have not really explored too many of the technical features but the design is nice and Safari works better than the previous one did.


I would suggest turning all the indexing off for spotlight and adding Alfred2.


Why? What will that do (or not do)?





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  Reply # 1150432 9-Oct-2014 09:06
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Geektastic:
jasonjpeters:
Geektastic:
jasonjpeters:
Geektastic: I've downloaded it on the basis it is so close to release it is not likely to be a dog's breakfast now.

Seems pretty good so far!


I have been running 10.10 since the initial beta release on two MacbookPros, one personal and a second I use for work. There were a few initial hiccups like Ableton not showing instruments etc.. on the personal computer and the work machine had me always set as in a tornado warning, then some issues with the MagicMouse and browsers. As of version5 (installed today) I am not seeing any issues at all.

Overall been a smooth beta process. I am excited for the full release!


Yes it seems to be very nice.

I have not really explored too many of the technical features but the design is nice and Safari works better than the previous one did.


I would suggest turning all the indexing off for spotlight and adding Alfred2.


Why? What will that do (or not do)?


just works better, looks better, as well it does not keep indexing your drive over and over hogging machine resources

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  Reply # 1150434 9-Oct-2014 09:09
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jasonjpeters:
Geektastic:
jasonjpeters:
Geektastic:
jasonjpeters:
Geektastic: I've downloaded it on the basis it is so close to release it is not likely to be a dog's breakfast now.

Seems pretty good so far!


I have been running 10.10 since the initial beta release on two MacbookPros, one personal and a second I use for work. There were a few initial hiccups like Ableton not showing instruments etc.. on the personal computer and the work machine had me always set as in a tornado warning, then some issues with the MagicMouse and browsers. As of version5 (installed today) I am not seeing any issues at all.

Overall been a smooth beta process. I am excited for the full release!


Yes it seems to be very nice.

I have not really explored too many of the technical features but the design is nice and Safari works better than the previous one did.


I would suggest turning all the indexing off for spotlight and adding Alfred2.


Why? What will that do (or not do)?


just works better, looks better, as well it does not keep indexing your drive over and over hogging machine resources


Does turning off Spotlight mess up anything else in the OS?






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  Reply # 1150436 9-Oct-2014 09:11
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Geektastic:
jasonjpeters:
Geektastic:
jasonjpeters:
Geektastic:
jasonjpeters:
Geektastic: I've downloaded it on the basis it is so close to release it is not likely to be a dog's breakfast now.

Seems pretty good so far!


I have been running 10.10 since the initial beta release on two MacbookPros, one personal and a second I use for work. There were a few initial hiccups like Ableton not showing instruments etc.. on the personal computer and the work machine had me always set as in a tornado warning, then some issues with the MagicMouse and browsers. As of version5 (installed today) I am not seeing any issues at all.

Overall been a smooth beta process. I am excited for the full release!


Yes it seems to be very nice.

I have not really explored too many of the technical features but the design is nice and Safari works better than the previous one did.


I would suggest turning all the indexing off for spotlight and adding Alfred2.


Why? What will that do (or not do)?


just works better, looks better, as well it does not keep indexing your drive over and over hogging machine resources


Does turning off Spotlight mess up anything else in the OS?



no, except you will want to still allow it to index your applications folder as this is how the app store keeps track of installed apps for updating etc... 
the rest you can turn off

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  Reply # 1150517 9-Oct-2014 10:38
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Behodar: Latest rumour is now 17th (NZ time).

Apple has now confirmed that there will be an event on that day. The tagline is "It's been way too long."

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  Reply # 1151262 10-Oct-2014 12:38
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Behodar:
Behodar: There are apparently still a few bugs in it, to the point where some people suspect that there'll be a second GM candidate.

Second GM candidate is now available.

For those keeping count, Candidate 3 has been released.

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  Reply # 1151374 10-Oct-2014 15:22
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Behodar:
Behodar:
Behodar: There are apparently still a few bugs in it, to the point where some people suspect that there'll be a second GM candidate.

Second GM candidate is now available.

For those keeping count, Candidate 3 has been released.


OOI, what is the difference between a version and a candidate?





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  Reply # 1151376 10-Oct-2014 15:24
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A "GM candidate" will become the GM (Gold Master). It's a version that's intended to be released as-is if there are no major problems with it. The earlier Previews and Betas were not intended to be released as-is.

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  Reply # 1151377 10-Oct-2014 15:24
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jasonjpeters:
Geektastic:
jasonjpeters:
Geektastic:
jasonjpeters:
Geektastic:
jasonjpeters:
Geektastic: I've downloaded it on the basis it is so close to release it is not likely to be a dog's breakfast now.

Seems pretty good so far!


I have been running 10.10 since the initial beta release on two MacbookPros, one personal and a second I use for work. There were a few initial hiccups like Ableton not showing instruments etc.. on the personal computer and the work machine had me always set as in a tornado warning, then some issues with the MagicMouse and browsers. As of version5 (installed today) I am not seeing any issues at all.

Overall been a smooth beta process. I am excited for the full release!


Yes it seems to be very nice.

I have not really explored too many of the technical features but the design is nice and Safari works better than the previous one did.


I would suggest turning all the indexing off for spotlight and adding Alfred2.


Why? What will that do (or not do)?


just works better, looks better, as well it does not keep indexing your drive over and over hogging machine resources


Does turning off Spotlight mess up anything else in the OS?



no, except you will want to still allow it to index your applications folder as this is how the app store keeps track of installed apps for updating etc... 
the rest you can turn off


So I am quite liking Alfred. It took me a while to get used to how he works but he's pretty slick actually!

Some things I still can't grasp - like writing work flows - but the rest seems tidy.





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  Reply # 1151380 10-Oct-2014 15:28
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Behodar: A "GM candidate" will become the GM (Gold Master). It's a version that's intended to be released as-is if there are no major problems with it. The earlier Previews and Betas were not intended to be released as-is.


So who or what decides whether it progresses to GM status? How long does Apple wait for people to find issues before anointing the candidate?

I can't help but think of some weird ceremony with Apple execs in robes and pointy hats anointing a CD copy with oil from SJ's last car and uploading it to SJ's personal posthumous Mac, with bells and incense and a statue of SJ looking down on the Apple Sanctum.....





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  Reply # 1151629 10-Oct-2014 23:10
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^It's no different for any piece of software, Windows included. It's all part of the SDLC.

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  Reply # 1151996 11-Oct-2014 20:41
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One of my favourite additions is actually how volume changes aren't followed by an annoying sound. The visual notification is still there but that is fine on its own. I don't need visual and auditory notifications. 

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  Reply # 1152069 12-Oct-2014 02:42
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Behodar:
Behodar: Latest rumour is now 17th (NZ time).

Apple has now confirmed that there will be an event on that day. The tagline is "It's been way too long."


That could be an iPad or Apple TV upgrade though.

Or possibly Mac Mini, or something equally neglected.

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