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Old 10-28-2015, 08:18 AM   #1
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Has anyone upgraded to OSX El Capitan, and if so, have you experienced any issues?
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I would like to upgrade to OSX El Capitan but I've read that MagicJack doesn't play with it yet. Anybody tried it with MagicJack?
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Old 10-28-2015, 09:09 AM   #3
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I upgraded one of my two Macbook Pro laptops yesterday. So far it works well. Seems a bit faster than Yosemite. I don't know about MagicJack.
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I've heard it depends on whether or not you plug the Magic Jack into the USB port on your Mac, or into the router. If you use it directly with a router, it's fine. Some have reported driver issues when it's plugged into the Mac under El Cap, though.
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I am upgrading to El Capitan on a seven year old MacBook as I write this. I should have a feel for it in about an hour. My old MacBook runs well but slow. The best and most reliable computer I have ever owned. Hopefully, El Capitan won't change that.
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I am upgrading to El Capitan on a seven year old MacBook as I write this. I should have a feel for it in about an hour. My old MacBook runs well but slow. The best and most reliable computer I have ever owned.
We have El Cap running on a late 2008 unibody MacBook. Runs better than Yosemite, IMO. I'm surprised that a machine that old is still capable of running the "latest and greatest". Then again, we have a PC laptop from about 2005 which is running Windows 10 reasonably well, so....
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Old 10-28-2015, 10:56 AM   #7
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> Runs better than Yosemite

Right. El Capitan is a mainly an "under the hood" release (similar to how Snow Leopard was a mostly under the hood release following Leopard. Note that El Capitan is located in Yosemite. See how they did that...)

Anyway, I ran into zero problems on the various older Macs we have around the house.
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We have El Cap running on a late 2008 unibody MacBook. Runs better than Yosemite, IMO. I'm surprised that a machine that old is still capable of running the "latest and greatest". Then again, we have a PC laptop from about 2005 which is running Windows 10 reasonably well, so....
Good to know. I have a stable system now on my 5 year old iMac, so I was hesitating to upgrade to El Cap but I'll go ahead.
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I want to make sure Aperture works first.

There is talk that the new 5K iMac supports 10-bit color on El Capitan but no applications yet which supports it.
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I upgraded on (2) desktop iMacs.

The only issue I experienced was with the Apple mail client. After both installs the inbox was empty. Per a suggestion on the Apple discussion forum, I ran the Mailbox, Rebuild commands from the menu and the mail became visible again.
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My El Capitan upgrade worked well and it is up and running. The only glitch was that Messages was showing phone numbers and not names. Stopping and starting the app fixed that.
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I'm waiting. DH has been testing it with his apps on an an older machine - mainly Aperture. He did find lots of issues, not sure if all have been fixed. We haven't brought it up on our main machines yet. I'm worried about Lightroom - there appear to be some issues.
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I upgraded on (2) desktop iMacs.

The only issue I experienced was with the Apple mail client. After both installs the inbox was empty. Per a suggestion on the Apple discussion forum, I ran the Mailbox, Rebuild commands from the menu and the mail became visible again.
While I would have searched for a solution, that would definitely freak me out. Surprised Apple would create an issue for one of their primary apps.
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While I would have searched for a solution, that would definitely freak me out. Surprised Apple would create an issue for one of their primary apps.
I'm surprised too. This bug has affected a lot of people. Here's a post from the Apple discussion forum about it...

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7221489?tstart=0
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I'm surprised too. This bug has affected a lot of people. Here's a post from the Apple discussion forum about it...

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7221489?tstart=0
That discussion is about an iOS 9 problem. This thread is about El Capitan.
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I'll probably wait a few weeks to hear if there is any fallout before I install


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Old 10-29-2015, 09:12 PM   #18
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I recommend waiting a little while to upgrade. I fix Macs for a living.
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I upgraded yesterday on my MacBook Pro and haven't run into any issues yet.


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That discussion is about an iOS 9 problem. This thread is about El Capitan.
Oops, you're right. The link I posted previously was for mail disappearing on iPads after the IOS9 update. My bad.

The El Capitan problem (also about disappearing mail) is discussed at this forum link... https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7250820
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