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#36199 - 10/01/15 08:58 AM El Capitan
pbGuy Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon
I've now installed El Cap, and as an anecdote (given the age of my MBP mid-2010), I find 10.11 running easily and efficiently.

My aging MBP has only 8GB of RAM, but this is not posing any issues; so, although I don't know precisely, Activity Monitor verifies El Cap is not running with a lot of overhead. I generally keep 3 apps (Safari, Mail, iTunes) continually running, and AM shows just a bit over half of the RAM being used.

Additionally, my MBP's processor is a vintage, 2.66 GHz Dual Core i7.

So anyone with an aging desktop / notebook that's not that much older than mine, I think it fair to say the upgrade to El Capitan is worth considering (even though some of its features will only run on current models).
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MBP15 i7 (2017) - 1TB PCIe-SSD - 10.14.6, iPhone X & iPadPro 11 WiFi, Watch4

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#36200 - 10/01/15 09:43 AM Re: El Capitan [Re: pbGuy]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
That's good to know. For those who may need this, see How to Fix OS X El Capitan's Annoyances. I may find that handy if MS Office 2008 and Photoshop CS5 don't work. But, I won't be upgrading to EC until version 10.11.2, in all probability (I like unforeseen bugs to be worked out).
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Jon

OS 10.14.6, iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, late 2014, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB fusion drive, 16 GB RAM, Epson SureColor P600, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, MS Office 365

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#36242 - 10/04/15 01:31 AM Re: El Capitan [Re: jchuzi]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
Here's another thing about El Capitán: How to securely delete files in OS X 10.11 ‘El Capitan’
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Jon

OS 10.14.6, iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, late 2014, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB fusion drive, 16 GB RAM, Epson SureColor P600, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, MS Office 365

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#36244 - 10/04/15 08:53 AM Re: El Capitan [Re: jchuzi]
pbGuy Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon
As a PSA, here's a link, to Mac Observer, about doing a clean install:

Clean Install El Capitan
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MBP15 i7 (2017) - 1TB PCIe-SSD - 10.14.6, iPhone X & iPadPro 11 WiFi, Watch4

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#36268 - 10/05/15 06:02 AM Re: El Capitan [Re: pbGuy]
pbGuy Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Here's another interesting difference, courtesy of MacIssues, regarding El Capitan:

El Cap & Permissons
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MBP15 i7 (2017) - 1TB PCIe-SSD - 10.14.6, iPhone X & iPadPro 11 WiFi, Watch4

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#36413 - 10/12/15 10:18 AM Split Screen [Re: pbGuy]
pbGuy Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Portland, Oregon
A primer courtesy of MacNN...

Split Screen
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#36657 - 10/25/15 06:02 AM Re: Split Screen [Re: pbGuy]
jchuzi Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: New York State
I downloaded and installed El Capitán this morning. The download was calculated to take 45 minutes but I think it was less than that. The installation took about 30 minutes. Everything went smoothly. I had to reset a few preferences (notably a custom keyboard shortcut for Dashboard) and reinstall Java 6 for Photoshop CS5, plus I had to update two utilities (Cocktail and OnyX), but everything seems to be as I had it in Yosemite.

I'm keeping fingers crossed that nothing major will rear its ugly head. So far, so good.
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Jon

OS 10.14.6, iMac Retina 5K 27-inch, late 2014, 3.5 GHz Intel Core i5, 1 TB fusion drive, 16 GB RAM, Epson SureColor P600, Photoshop CC, Lightroom CC, MS Office 365

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