OS X Yosemite Security Updates
OS X Yosemite Security Updates
10.10.5

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OS X Yosemite Security Updates

10.10.5
14 August 2015

Security Updates for OS X Yosemite.

Overview

OS X Yosemite is Apple's operating system for Mac.

An elegant design that feels entirely fresh, yet inherently familiar. The apps you use every day, enhanced with new features. And a completely new relationship between your Mac and iOS devices. OS X Yosemite will change how you see your Mac. And what you can do with it.

Redesigned interface.

With OS X Yosemite, we set out to elevate the experience of using a Mac. To do that, we looked at the entire system and refined it app by app. Feature by feature. Pixel by pixel. And we built great new capabilities into the interface that put need-to-know information at your fingertips. The result is that your Mac has a fresh new look, with all the power and simplicity you know and love.

Powerful built-in apps.

One of the best things about a Mac is that it comes loaded with state-of-the-art, beautifully designed apps you’ll love to use every day. In OS X Yosemite, those apps give you new ways to do some of the things you do most. The apps you use to surf the web, read your mail, send messages, and organize files have a simpler, more elegant look, and we’ve enhanced them with great new features.

Mac and iOS.

Use a Mac or an iOS device, and you can do incredible things. Use them together, and you can do so much more. Because now with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, all your devices work together even more harmoniously. They recognize when they're near each other, enabling brilliant new features that feel magical and yet make perfect sense.

What's new in OS X Yosemite Security Updates

Version 10.10.5:
  • Improves compatibility with certain email servers when using Mail
  • Fixes an issue in Photos that prevented importing videos from GoPro cameras
  • Fixes an issue in QuickTime Player that prevented playback of Windows Media files
  • Complete information regarding the security updates made in this release can be found here.

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drbroom
08 July 2014

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I am a developer and all I can say is... This "next version reminds me of "Yosemite Sam". I really miss Steve!
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Version 10.10 DP3
ubphimvong
05 June 2019
how do you upgrade to Os 10.10. I still have the osX 10.9.5
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Version 10.10.5
angelgallart
01 November 2018
nice
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Version 10.10.5
visal91
17 October 2018
I want to download os x Yosemite for iOS 10.13.6 for Mac please development ,so now IOS x Yosemite last update only version 10.10.5 but i want update frome iOS 10.10.5 to 10.13.6
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Version 10.10.5
javier-antar
17 August 2018
Please HELP!: I connect my new iPhone 8 plus to my computer and it looks like the laptop is too old now, and so I need to update iTunes to the 12.7 version or later. So, which operative system do I need for this?
Is there another way to restore the info from my computer to my iPhone? (not using iTunes)
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Version 10.10.5
rhz-aqprs-cmail
04 May 2018
The link opens Itunes. Msg reads: Item Not Available: The item you've requested is not currently available in the U.S. store. Is there another download available???
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Version 10.10.5
dj-first-sky
16 March 2018
good
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Version 10.10.5
TSAN
26 February 2017
I too need to get the original upgrade from Mavericks to Yosemite because I have an Apogee ensemble firewire version that is not supported by the manufacturer after Yosemite. I'm sorry I didn't ever download Yosemite and now I could really use some help in getting the original Mavericks to Yosemite upgrade. I tried several of the 3rd party websites. Turned out to be a big waste of time! And from what I've read here if it doesn't have a current certificate the upgrade won't work either. Appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks!
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Version 10.10.5
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lukasaren
lukasaren
05 August 2017
Did you ever get this? I just upgraded from 10.6 to yosemite and had the expired installer. I found out if you change your system date you can install with the expired yosemite installer. See here: https://bensmann.no/changing-system-date-from-terminal-os-x-recovery/
So if you have the installer follow this.
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paulpellicoro
14 December 2016
could you please send me a link where I can download Yosemite OS X 10.10, as I have Lion 10.7.5 and it won't let me upgrade to Yosemite 10.10.5 said I need version 10.10. I have been at this all night and it is 7 am, can't find the download anywhere. Thanks you can email it to me at my name here @gmail.com really would appreciate the help.
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Version 10.10.5
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Jlock
Jlock
23 January 2017
Please reach out to Apple to download Yosemite as it is not the current OS X anymore. You can call them in the United States at 1-800-692-7753
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Rizwanullahnazir
27 August 2015
I am facing problem while searching a file on external hard drive using spotlight on OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. Have tried reindexing both ways (system preferences and terminal) but did not work. Anyone can help solve this issue please?
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Version 10.10.5
Marco-2
14 August 2015
OSX10.10 is my all time fav. Looking forward to El Captain.
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Version 10.10.5
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donnamaesplace
donnamaesplace
22 February 2016
could you please send me a link where I can download Yosemite OS X 10.10, as I have snow leopard and it won't let me upgrade to Yosemite 10.10.5 said I need version 10.10. I have been at this all night and it is 7 am, can't find the download anywhere. Thanks you can email it to me at my name here @gmail.com really would appreciate the help.
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DoUgLaSSS
04 August 2015
Each new OS X version gets better than the previous one. Yosemite is not an exception!
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Version 10.10.4
Mcr
03 July 2015
10.10.4 is the first version of Yosemite that now feels on par with 10.9.5, in terms of responsiveness, stability and speed. The return of mDNSresponder (ba bye DiscoverD!) has fixed all my network share and connection problems. No drops at all in the 24 hours since installing. Wireless rock solid. Graphics much faster, especially noticeable in a VM, where before bringing up Grid view from the Dock, you could literally see the screen redraw. Now, even though it's not instantaneous, I can actually say it 'pops up' as opposed to 'redraws'. Enabled TRIM using the new 'sudo trimforce enable' command on all my systems, using various SSD brands ranging from Samsung EVO to Seagate, no issues. IF YOU OWN A SAMSUNG EVO OR EVO PRO, 840 OR 850, be sure to install the latest firmware before turning on TRIM support http://www.samsung.com/global/business/semiconductor/minisite/SSD/global/html/support/downloads.html There is a lot of confusion about the multiple issues with the Samsung and the need for firmware update. Some users are insisting the problem is only with Linux, and you don't need a firmware update. Not true, there are actually TWO critical issues discoverd so far with the EVO drives, one known problem, true, related to the drives having an incorrect bit set that tells the OS what type of NCQ queing command it supports, in which Linux attempts to implement and runs in to problems. Windows and OS X ignore this bit because as of now, they only support 'normal' sequential TRIM, so is unaffected BY THIS PARTICULAR PROBLEM. HOWEVER, there is ANOTHER issue with Samsung EVO related to reading data that is 'old' (not been accessed) where the charge may degrade, requiring multiple attempts to read the data. This problem is not OS specific and deals with the actual physical nature of the drive itself. The latest firmware from April 15, 2015 fixes this by periodically 'refreshing' all the data on the drive to keep the charge strong, even data that isn't accessed. This problem affects the drive regardless of OS, so highly recommended you update the firmware. Read more about this SEPARATE PROBLEM UNRELATED TO THE LINUX PROBLEM HERE: http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/203449-new-samsung-840-evo-firmware-will-add-periodic-refresh-capability Firmware update is provided as an ISO bootable CD image that will boot Macs or Windows PC., using a Linux micro kernel, that locates and updates the drive. I've updated without issues. TotalFinder, (my one MUST HAVE mod) is working fine on 10.10.4 using the latest version of TF.
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Version 10.10.4
Spudboy
03 July 2015
After many months of my computer crashing, it appears 10.10.4 may have solved my troubles. Keeping fingers crossed. discoveryD I'm looking at you!
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Version 10.10.4
Frankeed
01 July 2015
I had a hard time getting this update to install. The App Store app kept hanging, and the combined updater refused to run. It wasn't until I'd re-started about 4 times that it finally installed. No issues once I got it installed, though.
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Version 10.10.4
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xgman
xgman
01 July 2015
It really was a complete mess last night. They need to figure this server mess out for minor releases like these.
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Mcr
01 July 2015
CAUTION: IF YOU USE ANY SYSTEM MODS (TotalFinder, cDock, Liteicon, Yosemite Revert, etc. , anything using SIMBL), refrain from updating until you thoroughly understand the consequences or the developer has offered a workaround (if possible). Frankly, developers who are part of the Apple Developer Program have known for quite some time during the beta of 10.10.4 that Apple was integrating SIP (System Integrity Protection) aka 'rootless' administration, so developers should have had plenty of time to figure out if their app is effected and what to do. those that are finding out now their app is broken either weren't following what was going on, aren't registered with Apple, or maybe hoped Apple was going to change its mind about SIP (System Integrity Protection). SIP is a security feature, on the whole, it actually makes sense. It's to prevent non-Apple programs from modifying operating system files, which is what malware and viruses do. From the very beginning of OSX, from 10.0.0 up to 10.10.3, an installer program was free to modify just about anything it wanted, once the user entered the password during install. (and the user was an admin, which just about everyone runs from an admin account). It's amazing there hasn't been more chaos and malware because of this ability. The flip side of this is that many 'legit' programs that modify the system, also by definition, have to modify system files. Many of these programs (Totalfinder, cDock, anything using SIMBL) work by 'injection' , they actually find Apple code in memory and 'inject' themselves into it, or substitute themselves for it. From a app standpoint, even though it is intended and 'okay', 10.10.4 can't tell the difference between that and viral behavior. You can't judge intent, you can only go by behavior and what you see. 'Thou shalt not touch or attempt to modify the operating system in any way!" Before you say all of this is unnecessary, Macs don't have malware, blah blah, hold off. Apple obviously sees the writing on the wall, as a community we have been lucky regards malware such as on the scale seen on Windows, but it's certainly possible. Up till now, once the user entered their password during an install (from an admin account), an installer could pretty much do whatever it wanted. With SIP, Apple is just trying to get ahead of the curve. Now it's still required for a user to enter a password when installing, but now if the program is malicious, it will be locked out from messing around with the operating system files. Obviously people will be disappointed that some of their favorite hacks may not work anymore, but before we all dump on Apple, understand why Apple did this, and why something like SIP was really inevitable. Read the headlines, cyber space is getting more dangerous everyday....US and China about headed to war over cyber hacking. All the hacked software people get from torrents (Mac and Windows) is RIDDLED with malware. It's possible Apple may eventually allow some kind of 'whitelist' that will let you define what apps can bypass SIP, but that will require that apps are signed, something a lot of mod programs and mod developers don't do, because 1), these apps are basically hacks, 2) getting Apple to issue a signed certificate to a developer of a hack is, shall we say, problematic. Of course, SIP can be disabled, this is not the place to discuss it. Understand the consequences if you go that route, make an informed decision, weigh the pros and cons, and live with the consequences. If you are very careful about what you install, download, and trust the vendors, disabling SIP may not be a big deal. Lastly, as I always like to say, if you aren't using virtualization, you are just being foolish (Parallels, Fusion, Virtualbox etc) I test all new software in a virtual machine, all updates, etc. Only when I'm comfortable do I then push the update/software to my every day 'get my work done' system. The folks that rush to install every latest update, etc, into their every day system and then complain stuff is broken, well, can't help you. If you don't want to use virtual machines, then get an external drive and make some extra boot partitions and test your software on those first. REally is no excuse. Hard disks are cheap
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Version 10.10.4
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Mcr
Mcr
01 July 2015
just to clarify, SIP will be fully implemented in El Capitan. I was giving a head up here. I had 10.10.4 on my mind because it came out today, but my post is more applicable to 10.11, which is coming soon. As far as 10.10.4 goes, although SIP isn't fully implemented in 10.10.4, there is already code changes in it that is leading up to that, hence there are still issues with some mods that have stopped working in 10.10.4 that were okay in all other versions of Yosemite up till now.
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
01 July 2015
Thanks for this heads up regarding 10.4.4, SIMBL and mods like cDock. I installed 10.4.4 only a few hours ago, and hadn't even realized that cDock had broken until I read your post here.

Thankfully, at least in the case of cDock, there is a workaround that is mentioned in a comment below, which does in fact work.
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xgman
xgman
01 July 2015
I've had no real problems along these lines with 10.10.4. Did replace a version of codesign though. El Capitan has the rootless thing and so far a way to turn it off. 10.10.4 doesn't force it yet. Far as I can tell SIP is not a 10.10.4 issue.
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pedropanza
30 June 2015
Seems to have repaired a very annoying delay after clicking on a file in Mail, Finder and other apps. One major problem persists which I have noted since updating my system to 10.10.3 – local syncing/backup of Contacts and Calendars only is available for iPhone. iTunes is forcing your Safari bookmarks and email settings up into iCloud servers. Why does Apple want control of our Safari bookmarks and email settings? T. Cook's open letters and claims of privacy protection do not hold much water if they abolish local syncing. There needs to be more uproar about this.
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Version 10.10.4
Libertyforall1776
30 June 2015
STILL no AirPlay link in QuickTime Player like in iTunes, just "Share" options NOT including AirPlay! Seriously Apple, how hard is it to add AirPlay to QTP?! :( On the flip side, this update seems to fix a lot of network and Safari problems which were driving me nuts!
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Version 10.10.4
Flinx
30 June 2015
Donwload link for Combo Installer 10.10.4 is bellow https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1820
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Version 10.10.4
Mike-Ryan
30 June 2015
Be AWARE! This latest upgrade disables CDOCK entirely. Why? What's wrong with you Apple that every time you release an upgrade you end up disabling an important app? VERY annoying. Other than that this upgrade seems okay.
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Version 10.10.4
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Knoodles
Knoodles
30 June 2015
cDock, SafariStand, everything that uses SIMBL is broken.
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cmotdibbler
cmotdibbler
30 June 2015
the cDock developer posted a workaround for 10.10.4 and 10.11. My transparent dock is back in 10.10.4!

http://w0lfschild.github.io/pages/cdock_workaround.html
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WordWeaver
WordWeaver
01 July 2015
@cmotdibbler: Thanks for the cDock workaround URL. The workaround does in fact work.

However, one thing which I don't think the cDock developer mentions in his instructions is that when you save the Apple Script, you need to save it as an app, and not as a script.

The reason for this is simple. If you save it as a script, the Script Editor window will open upon system startup, and you will have to manually run the script, and then close the window.

However, if you save the script as an app, the app will run at system startup and then quit automatically without any user intervention whatsoever.

I would think that this would be the preferred method for running the script for most users.
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xgman
xgman
01 July 2015
If you think that is bad, wait till you see what is broken ion El Cap! Bad....
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
01 July 2015
This happens with every update and SIMBL. You need updates to your apps.
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Jcraig
30 June 2015
Be patient with this one. After downloading from the App Store, my early-2011 MBP 17" restarted 3 times in quick succession, then after about a minute a fourth time before finishing the installation. Just being done with "discoveryd" is worth the update alone. So far so good.
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Version 10.10.4
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Libertyforall1776
Libertyforall1776
30 June 2015
Yea part of that is probably due to the documented EFI updates in this version...

Agree on discoveryd -- assuming that was the root of all my networking problems!
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Mcr
28 June 2015
those of you with developer accounts who are beta testing 10.10.4, PLEASE submit tickets to Apple imploring them to include the new TrimForce Enable function into 10.10.4. Supposedly Apple had said they would include it 10.10.4, as well as in El Capitan, but the latest 10.10.4 build still doesn't have it. Not sure if they changed their mind, waiting for next build, or FORGOT to slip it in. TRIMForce Enable is new function that will finally provide built in support for TRIM on SSD drives, not just the Apple branded SSDs but third party ones. On another note, those of you who have been complaining about why Apple hasn't supported trim before on third party drives, well it has become known now that early on, even developers and many manufacturers of SSDs, didn't understand how to implement TRIM or how it was supposed to work and did NOT implement it correctly in their drives firmware, actually resulting in data loss and instead of just trimming unused/deleted blocks, would incorrectly release USED blocks. This had nothing to do with the OS (Mac or Windows), the OS simply sends the TRIM command to the SSD controller. The controller and the firmware on the drive then does the actual clean up completely behind the scenes, independent of the operating system. The actual clean up may not happen for hours, days, or weeks, long after the data has been 'deleted' by the operating system. Depends on free space and how the firmware is programmed when to clean up. In the early days, many controllers would only clean up when the drive was idle for a certain time. Newer ones do it in the background regularly, even while the disk is in use. Some of the bargain priced SSDs today, using previous discontinued early generations of SSD controller chips (that's why they are discounted, using old technology), still are effected with this problem. So, Apple was simply being protective of its brand, only enabling TRIM for its own Apple approved SSDs which it had thoroughly tested in house and validated that did handle the TRIM command correctly without data corruption. Now, they are opening up, because of such push back from people using third party SSDs, but when you enable it under El Capitan, you are very strongly given a warning that it is at your own risk, and Apple can't guarantee the 3rd party drive you may using implements trim correctly. Supposedly I read somewhere some group or group of people were going to start a site where they would post results of tests showing which SSD models and versions of firmware had been tested and validated that handle TRIM correctly. Anyways, if you wanted trim support natively in OS X, without resorting to hacks, it's coming, but caveat emptor, make sure you use good quality drives, and updated firmware. Another reason Apple is doing this, El Capitan will ship with the new System Integrity Protection or 'rootless' protection, which prevents apps from modifying or installing anything into the System Library or Extensions folder. This goes beyond the kext signing introduced in Yosemite. IN general, this is a good thing, will protect against malware, and system instability caused by third parties mucking around or changing critical files. But it will also lock out a lot of hacks, some of which have been useful.. The typical user won't notice a thing, people who like to mod their Mac and OS X may have to figure out new ways of doing things. Programs like TotalFinder, cDock, etc, not clear yet how or if they will work in El Capitan under rootless, or if they will require rootless to be turned off....still too early. Not clear yet if Apple will allow you to turn off, install the app you want that needs it turned off, then re-enable rootless and see if Apple 'remembers' and continues to let that app function, or locks it out.
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Version 10.10.3
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Iturtle
Iturtle
30 June 2015
thanks for your long post and explanation! very interesting read!
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Big77
Big77
01 July 2015
TRIM seems to be there.

In /usr/bin/trimforce

Usage:
trimforce enable
trimforce disable
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Mcr
Mcr
01 July 2015
looks like they squeezed it in into the final release build, it wasn't there in the last beta build. doing some testing now, not clear yet if you have to disable rootless first, then enable trim, then turn back on rootless or what. will report back. I may wait for Cindori, maker of Trim Enabler and see what his final testing shows, I trust him. He's been following this development through the beta testing period. Really hope you don't have to disable rootless permanently , that is a nice security feature. Although in order to get things like TotalFinder to work etc, may have to disable anyway. What a choice to make, keep my mods I've come to love at the expense of system security. It's quite clear Apple can see the writing on the wall, i.e. that malware and the like is going to become more widespread on the Mac. As a community we've been lucky to date, but it's coming, Apple is just trying to get ahead of it with features like rootless
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Iturtle
Iturtle
01 July 2015
"Trim Enabler" seems to be working still. or does it only seem that way?
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Mcr
27 May 2015
In the latest 10.10.4 beta 4, Apple has DITCHED the infamous discoveryd and gone back to mdnsresponder handling the stack functions that DD was handled. Not clear if this is a reworked mdnsresponder, Mavericks version or what.
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Version 10.10.3
STILL after all these years, NO AirPlay button in QuickTime Player, unlike iTunes. Come on Apple!
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Version 10.10.3
Whitebuck
07 May 2015
OSNews.com - http://www.osnews.com/story/28541/OS_X_s_discoveryd_clusterfuck

OS X's discoveryd clusterfuck
posted by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2015 23:03 UTC

Regardless of the many issues people were reporting with discoveryd, Apple went ahead and released it anyway. As a result, this piece of software is responsible for a large portion of the thousand cuts. Personally, I've wasted many hours just trying to keep my devices talking to each other. Macs that used to go months between restarts were being rebooted weekly. The situation is so bad that I actually feel good when I can just kill discoveryd and toggle the network interface to get back to work.

Comment: "Seems to be a huge paint point in OS X right now. I've experienced this issue once with my new retina MacBook Pro since I got it (a week ago), and it basically stops any data from being transferred to the Mac. The wireless connection remains online, but it just does't transfer any data. I hope Apple gets to fixing this soon."


http://furbo.org/2015/05/05/discoveryd-clusterfuck/ :

Only good thing that’s come of this whole situation is that we now have more empathy for the bullshit that folks using Windows have suffered with for years. It’s too bad that Apple only uses place names from California, because OS X Redmond would be a nice homage.

It’s no secret in the tech community that discoveryd is the root cause of so many problems. There are even crazy workarounds. With so many issues, you’d expect some information from Apple explaining ways to mitigate the problems.

Nope.

The only explanation I can come up with for this astounding lack of information is that there’s some mid-level product manager at Apple who’s covering their ass. I hope this person who’s responsible for withholding advice feels good about themselves, because the rest of us hate them with the burning passion of a thousand suns. Being stingy with knowledge in an engineering organization is a fucking stupid career move.
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Version 10.10.3
Whitebuck
23 April 2015
Sadly, Apple has forced myself and many others to continue using Pages 09 until it no longer works or Apple rectifies their insane blunder. If they do not realize and correct their egregious err, I will never, install or use the "New" Apple Pages! Their latest egregious software blunder has forced me to uninstall iPhoto and the new Photos Application, in favor of alternative software, Lyn and Gimp. They just don't get it!
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Version 10.10.3
Whitebuck
23 April 2015
"It just Works" not anymore! iMac Graphics Update Fixes Crashes from JPEG Viewing in OS X Yosemite Apr 23, 2015 Release notes accompanying the iMac update explain the issue: If you’re using using OS X Yosemite v10.10.3 and one of the following iMac models, viewing certain very large JPEG (.jpg) images in the Finder or Preview can cause your iMac to briefly stop responding, display a black screen, and restart to a message that your computer restarted because of a problem. iMac users can get the update from the Mac App Store, or download the update from Apple here. A reboot is required to complete the installation. It is recommended to back up a Mac before installing any system software. Unrelated to this update but relevant to Finder trouble, some other Mac users have experienced trouble with the Finder in OS X 10.10.3 populating files and folders at an extremely slow pace, which is resolvable by deleting cache files as described here. Additionally, some other OS X Yosemite users have found Finder to be problematic, which is typically solved by deleting Finder plists and rebooting the Mac. http://osxdaily.com/2015/04/23/imac-graphics-update-fixes-crashes-from-jpeg-viewing-in-os-x-yosemite/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+osxdaily+%28OS+X+Daily%29
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Version 10.10.3
DigiMonk
22 April 2015
I just tried Finder's "About this Mac…" to see how much free space the disks have. It shows for the boot disk, which is a 500 GB internal hard disk, 333 GB free (that is correct) but under "Applications" it shows that they occupy 371 GB... which is impossible. Hard to trust anything nowadays lol
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Version 10.10.3
mel-funxion
20 April 2015
Happy to find the fix to bring back iPhotos rather than the crappy, stale all white new Photos. Yuck! Apple is really sinking in my book. And they still have no colors in the folders in Finder. :-(
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Version 10.10.3
DigiMonk
19 April 2015
It often launches the last opened applications after a reboot even if that option is disabled - that "Resume" function never worked correctly since introduced. First you couldn't disable it and now it looks like it is disabled but it may not. Apple, please remove that function or make it work as it should. You had years.
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Version 10.10.3
wintermute
18 April 2015
WARNING FOR OLD MAC PRO DESKTOP USERS WITH NON-APPLE NVIDIA GRAPHICS CARDS: OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 Supplemental Update will kill NVIDIA graphics drivers prior to 346.01.02f02, possibly leaving you with a black screen/no video upon reboot. This is the second time Apple has released an update that breaks video graphics support for non-Apple provided video cards within the past month. Be very cautious with upgrading. Be sure to turn on Remote Access or otherwise enable a way to remotely control your mac in the event that your graphics drivers are disabled by this update... and be sure to install Nvidia Web Driver 346.01.02f02 or newer prior to installing the supplemental update. The newer driver can be found here: http://us.download.nvidia.com/Mac/Quadro_Certified/346.01.02f02/WebDriver-346.01.02f02.pkg
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Version 10.10.3
Zicola
14 April 2015
Where can I find the iPhoto 9.6.1 version? Or someone just send it to me? guy-zicola@sfr.fr thank you
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Version 10.10.3
Macguruguy
14 April 2015
Creating problems on desktop with Logitech Control Center. Also, somewhat sluggish on 2011 Mac Mini (dual core i7). Have had problems with Mail not launching properly (showing nothing in inboxes and refusing to quit), and Safari (quits unexpectedly). 10.10.2 ran better.
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Version 10.10.3
Jazzyguy
13 April 2015
I had to revert to 10.10.2 because the appication didn't do Bin-IT as I got used to it being on my desktop.Watch out for 10.10.3 it doesn't do Bin-it well. it doesn't move it to the desktop.You will have to use it from the dock only.The other security factors are good.But i would like Bin-It on my desktop rather than in my dock and I installed 10.3 twice and it did no good at all.
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Version 10.10.3
Whitebuck
12 April 2015
Apple Patches Critical Backdoor Flaw in OS X 10.10.3 By Sean Michael Kerner Apple is patching a long list of vulnerabilities across its OS X operating system that were found by both internal Apple resources and external security researchers. Among the security issues patched in OS X 10.10.3 is a security vulnerability in its administration framework. The issue, identified as CVE-2015-1130, was reported by security researcher Emile Kvarnhammar, CEO at TrueSec. "The admin framework in Apple OS X contains a hidden backdoor API to root privileges," Kvarnhammar wrote in a blog post. "It's been there for several years (at least since 2011), I found it in October 2014, and it can be exploited to escalate privileges to root from any user account in the system." While Apple has now fixed the CVE-2015-1130 in the 10.10.3 update for users of Apple's Yosemite OS 10.10 operating system, older OS X systems are also at risk. Kvarnhammar noted that Apple told him the fix required a substantial amount of changes and a patch would not likely be back-ported for OS X 10.9 and older. "Our recommendation to all OS X users out there: Upgrade to 10.10.3 (or later)," Kvarnhammar wrote. Apple also has nine patches in OS X 10.10.3 for various OS X kernel vulnerabilities. Among the patched kernel flaws is CVE-2015-1103, which was discovered by Zimperium Mobile Security Labs. According to Apple's advisory, the flaw could have enabled an attacker to redirect user traffic to arbitrary hosts. "ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) redirects were enabled by default on OS X," Apple's advisory states. "This issue was addressed by disabling ICMP redirects." Google's Project Zero security research team is also well-represented on the Apple OS X 10.10.3 patch list and is credited with reporting seven vulnerabilities. Five of the Google Project Zero vulnerabilities are found in the Apple Type Service (ATS) component of OS X. The impact of the issues is that arbitrary code could have been executed. The other two of the Google Project Zero issues are found in the IOHIDFamily, a library of human interface interactions. The IOHDFamily is being patched for six different vulnerabilities. Apple is now providing its users with an updated version of the open-source OpenSSL cryptographic library for Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS). The new OpenSSL version 0.9.8zd fixes six vulnerabilities. Apple is also providing its OS X users with the Safari 8.0.5 update. Seven security updates in the Safari browser are specifically for the WebKit rendering engine. One particularly nasty flaw fixed in Safari is CVE-2015-1129, an SSL/TLS tracking issue. According to Apple, the vulnerability could have enabled users to be tracked by malicious Websites using client certificates. "An issue existed in Safari's client certificate matching for SSL authentication," Apple warned in its advisory. "This issue was addressed by improved matching of valid client certificates." http://www.eweek.com/security/apple-patches-critical-backdoor-flaw-in-os-x-10.10.3.html
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Version 10.10.3
Mcr
11 April 2015
Those experiencing 'slowness', after upgrade to 10.10.3, I was initially as well after install on older Macs but after a day of use, all machines (ranging from 2001 to current) are very responsive running 10.10.3 now even the ones that were initially slow. And then it dawned on me that a major upgrade like this, all caches were probably cleared after the update (kernel cache, system cache etc). So took a bit of time for system to re-cache as they are used; once caches are rebuilt, all systems are what I would call 'snappy', basically same speed as Mavericks.

Even 10.10.3 VMs running under Parallels Desktop 10 are running noticeably better under 10.10.3, especially graphics. Bug with Image Capture not saving settings is now fixed. I've not had any issues so far with mDNSresponder and DiscoverD with local networking and shares. Memory usage is improved.

Overall this is the first release of Yosemite that I feel is comparable to the experience of Mavericks 10.9.5; I'm speaking strictly in terms of speed, responsiveness and stability. Everyone has their own opinion about the GUI changes (which ever since switching to Dark Mode and turning down transparency, I actually like the new look).

One minor issue I found with Photos, after import, it tagged EVERY photo with the Keyword 'Home' (along with whatever keywords each photo had previously). Over 6,000 photos. Fortunately, I'm very good at organizing into Albums and Events, combined with some creative use of Smart Folders, I was quickly able to exclude all the ones that shouldn't have that Keyword and then untag them.
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Version 10.10.3
Whitebuck
10 April 2015
Get started with Photos for OS X OS X Yosemite (v10.10.3) now includes the Photos app. If you were using iPhoto or Aperture, here’s more information about upgrading to Photos on your Mac. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204655
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Version 10.10.3
monet
09 April 2015
Yosemite is glacially slow on my 2010 MacBook Pro. I want to go back to Mountain Lion. Everything ran smoothly and apps worked as they should. Yosemite is slow on older Macs and ugly as well.
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Version 10.10.3
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ososX
ososX
09 April 2015
I have a MBP15" 2011(8GB ram) which was very sluggish with 10.9.X, in contrast to my MBP15" 2013 (16GB ram) that worked very smooth. The difference in the performances of the two MBP is not that large and I thought that the sluggish behavior of the older MBP is because its standard HD versus the SSD in the newer machine. I upgraded both computer last month to 10.10.2 (clean install, I wasn't able to migrate on any of them). Remarkably, the old MBP started to work by far better than it worked with the 10.9.X, almost as good as the newer Mac.
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Mcr
09 April 2015
Strongly recommend you try out 10.10.3 on a secondary boot copy of your system before committing your main/everyday setup, especially if your photos are important to you (and honestly, doesn't everyone think their photos are important, of course we do). This is NOT to say that the new Photos app is bad, I"m not commenting on the app itself, but be aware it converts your existing iPhoto library and if you choose to migrate, the old iPhoto app is removed, so try this out first in a virtual machine or partition clone. Screen sharing is definitely improved, initial connect is much faster, once connected, feels more responsive, as good as Mavericks was; handles multiple monitor situations more smoothly as well.
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Version 10.10.3
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Whitebuck
Whitebuck
09 April 2015
The installation of the Photos App. only replaced iPhoto on my Dock it did not remove iPhoto. So I merely removed the newly Docked Photos App, from the Dock. Then opened the Applications Folder re-set iPhoto on my Dock and I was back to using iPhoto 9.6.1. Naturally this was after using the Photos App. and discovering that I did not like or need it, so I promptly uninstalled it.

Maybe it removed or uninstalled iPhoto on others Machines, but not on my.

And I had read in 10.10.3 reviews, which implied that it removed or uninstalled iPhoto after installing the New Photos App. This gave cause for consternation. So immediately, after the installation of 10.10.3 I opened the Application Folder to find iPhoto remained installed. Relieved, because after reading the reviews of the Photos App., I suspected, that I would neither use it nor keep it.
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Rusto
Rusto
09 April 2015
Same experience as Whitebuck: iPhoto AND my iPhoto Library remained untouched.

Before I installed 10.10.3 , as a precaution, I copied my iPhoto Library to another HD (this in addition to a TimeMachine backup before the update).

As I use Adobe Lightroom as my primary image cataloging/manipulation app, I'm leaving Photos in place and will mess with it for a while before forming a judgement
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Mcr
Mcr
09 April 2015
Interesting, my experience was different. Simply installing 10.10.3 doesn't do anything, agreed. When I ran Photos and migrated my iPhoto library, the iPhoto app was no longer in the Application folder AFTER the import. The trigger seems to be the act of importing/converting the iPHoto library. Perhaps if you don't import and just add photos directly to PHotos.app, iPhoto and its library remain independent and intact, which is the logical assumption.

Not sure this matters, but I was running iPhoto 9.6.0, not 9.6.1. No particular reason, just hadn't gotten around to updating it. Fortunately, I did this on secondary clone, which I have already subsequently erased, perhaps I'll try again tomorrow after installing iPhoto 9.6.1 and then be more observant about what happens after running Photos AND importing photos.

As for my impressions of Photos.app, I dont' think its step down from iPhoto. Synching ones entire collection to the cloud does have some attraction; how many times have I been somewhere and wanted to show someone a photo but it wasn't available on my iPad or iPhone simply because of space limitations. In any case the writing is on the wall, it has been made clear, development of iPhoto is finished. 9.6.1 is the last, unless there is some critical bug fix.

If you are already bought in to the whole 'i-ecosystem', or at least have already sold your soul to it, then eventually Photos is the future. Otherwise, nows the time to start looking more seriously at alternative management apps. There may be in fact better photo management apps from a strictly desktop point of view....the advantage for Apple, as always, is the level of integration between devices, if you have 'i' devices.
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Fiveminutemac
Fiveminutemac
09 April 2015
Whitebuck and Rusto are both correct, 10.3 leaves iPhoto completely untouched.

BUT... WATCH OUT FOR THIS!

If your iPhoto is not already updated to v9.6.1 BEFORE updating to 10.3, it will be incompatible and WILL NOT LAUNCH after the OS update. AND, as of this evening, the program can no longer be updated through the App Store. (The 9.6.1 update cannot be found.) Apple telephone support was surprised to hear this, but was able to confirm. Their only solution was, "it might be addressed in the future."

So, bottom line, make sure iPhoto is fully updated to current v9.6.1 and working correctly, BEFORE updating to Yosemite 10.3!
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Macinman
Macinman
09 April 2015
My Photos experience is unique to those here in the since that I never keep my photos locally after I've finished with them. I usually store them in a service such as Flickr Facebook, Photobucket , etc. With that being said, I had ;uninstalled iPhoto some time before the update, knowing development was finished and Photos was the new future solution from apple. Also noticed the new photos app is now standard on iOS as well with the 8.3 update.

As far as the rest of the OS update, I have no complaints, all seems to be working smoothly here.

Running on a late 2013 13" Macbook Pro. 8 GB RAM 2.4Ghz core i5 256 GB SSD with a good size of external storage available.
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Larry-Klein
Larry-Klein
09 April 2015
Another photo note. I somehow had two iphoto libraries and clicked on the wrong one. I found the other in my user folder and "control clicked" it and selected "open with photo". It switched the libraries.

Also, the iphoto app and its libraries are still there and functioning.
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Whitebuck
08 April 2015
ExtremeTech "the new desktop OS X 10.10.3 includes Spotlight suggestions for Look Up, some Safari stability and privacy updates, and improved Bluetooth connection reliability. There are also several listed fixes for what has turned out to be a huge problem with current Yosemite Macs: Wireless stability. To wit, Apple says 10.10.3 does the following: Improves Wi-Fi performance and connectivity in various usage scenarios Improves compatibility with captive Wi-Fi network environments Many reports around the Internet are rife with complaints about the Wi-Fi performance of Apple devices running Yosemite, and both 10.10.1 and 10.10.2 included unspecified Wi-Fi fixes at the top of the list of new features each time. Is the third time a charm? We’ll soon find out. On the business side of things, the new 10.10.3 version also fixes an issue that causes Macs bound to an Active Directory server to become unresponsive on boot-up, and has a few other enterprise-level patches as well." http://www.extremetech.com/computing/202915-apple-pushes-out-os-x-yosemite-v10-10-3-with-wi-fi-fixes-new-photos-app?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ziffdavis%2Fextremetech+%28Extremetech%29
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Version 10.10.3
Whitebuck
08 April 2015
OS X Daily "Anecdotally, OS X 10.10.3 is noticeably more stable than prior releases of OS X Yosemite. Despite those improvements, no general performance changes are noted in the release notes of OS X 10.10.3, and the WindowServer process may still go CPU wild from time to time when a Mac is not rebooted often enough. The inclusion of additional wi-fi fixes will make this release particularly important to many Mac users who have been struggling with wireless connectivity issues since the release of OS X Yosemite in prior versions." http://osxdaily.com/2015/04/08/os-x-10-10-3-yosemite-update-available-mac/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+osxdaily+%28OS+X+Daily%29
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Version 10.10.3
Whitebuck
08 April 2015
10.10.3 seemingly installed without a hitch. The Start Up and Shut Down are still glacial events. Photos App. and a little more CPU usage, while idling are the only changes I noticed.

And I found Photos to be a horrible Application, so I quickly uninstalled it, no harm, no foul. For I do not and will not use iCloud and I do not need my Photographs to appear as they would on an iPad or iPhone, for I own neither and have no plans to acquire either.

iPhoto will suffice, until I discover an alternative Photo management App. For editing photographs Gimp works great and offers more options.

"We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality." Albert Einstein

iMac (20-inch, Early 2008) - 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo - 4 GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 500 GB SATA Disk
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Version 10.10.3
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Whitebuck
Whitebuck
08 April 2015
"As noted by MacRumors reader Joe, the Memory section of the Activity Monitor app has been redesigned to make memory usage more clear to users. The App Memory, Wired Memory, and Compressed sections are now listed as part of "Memory Used" rather than listed separately."
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ianrid
ianrid
08 April 2015
You say you are looking for an alternative to iPhoto – have you tried Graphicconverter? Not free, I know, but not pricey either.
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Mcr
Mcr
09 April 2015
Photo management and photo editing are very different functions, though some products combine some features to varying degrees.

GraphicConverter is an excellent photo and image editor (been using it for YEARS) but I wouldn't say it is an optimal tool for photo management, IMO.

Conversely, many photo management apps (iPhoto, Picassa) have some BASIC editing functions (cropping, red eye removal, gamma correction) suitable for most home consumers, but they certainly aren't the equal of Photoshop, GIMP or GraphicConverter, and probably would not be the first choice for professional photographers for editing.

It comes down to what your needs are and what you are looking for.

Regards startup and shutdown times, I have multiple Macs ranging from 2009 to most recent. My experience is the startup/shutdown times improve as the systems get more recent. The easiest assumption is that this is just a factor of better/faster CPUs, hardware etc, but I don't think that's the whole story, or even the biggest factor. I think supporting older EFI boot code is a factor, and validating hardware config has a lot to do with it.

We often forget that a bootable OS X partition, like on an external drive, can be used to boot up ANY Mac that is supported by that OS X version. Unlike Windows, which is more 'locked in' to the hardware once installed, a boot partition of OS X can't assume it is booting the same Mac it booted last time, so it goes through a full sequence of determining the hardware config. I can use the same boot partition of Yosemite on an external drive to boot every one of my Macs.

Having said that I agree that it is still disappointing. I have an 8 year old Dell laptop, with old fashioned BIOS, and ancient hardware and Windows 8.1 boots in 5 seconds, from pushing the power button to login screen. If Microsoft can figure it out, with all the hardware configurations it has to support, surely Apple can do better with its own hardware.
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Mike-Ryan
08 April 2015
Don't listen to the naysayers, this is a great release and it installs nicely, which is par for the course with Apple OS releases. Installed quickly on a 3.2GHz Mac Pro with 32G RAM and 16 Terabytes internal/8 External Terabytes and 2-30" Cinema Displays. Used CDock to remove the Dock Shelf. Ran AdwareMedic and scan came up empty. This is a keeper! Another topnotch Apple product.
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Version 10.10.3
Mcr
08 April 2015
Here is the direct link to 10.10.3 combo update, since it is not showing as of yet under Support/Downloads section on Apple.com, so the only other way to update otherwise is through the App Store Update feature, which doesn't leave a file to reuse later if you have multiple deployments. https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1804?locale=en_US
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Version 10.10.3
Mike-Ryan
08 April 2015
Downloaded and installed without a problem. Mac Pro 3.2GHz, 32G RAM, 24Terabytes of internal/external space and two 30" Cinema displays. This is a great release - fast, responsive, LOVE iPhoto so much more now. Will install on 13" MacBookPro, 16G RAM, 512G internal. Use CDock to remove the shelf on the Dock.
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Version 10.10.3
Glenbo
08 April 2015
Easily the worst Apple system Ever! All you hear all day long is the Hard Drive chattering away, Which is why it's so God Damned slow older Macs, this system is for new Macs only, having said that I am on a 2009 iMac and it's glacial with Yosemite running! No wonder it's free, if I was charged money for this I'd be asking for a refund! Dreadful terrible awful I cannot express how poor this is!
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Version 10.10.3
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
10 April 2015
Mine doesn't do that. I have two drives. The only time I hear them
Is when accessing a file.
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jonny351hobo
02 April 2015
Apple should stop giving their software out for free! Some people don't seem to be enjoying it...
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Version 10.10.2
The-Equalizer
23 March 2015
Malware. Malware. Malware .... Avast working overtime after installing this update.
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Version 10.10.2
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Mike-Ryan
Mike-Ryan
08 April 2015
If you believe you had Malware then run AdwareMedic. Its free and will rid your system of any obtrusive malware.
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Whitebuck
07 February 2015
Still slow....., buggy and saddled with unwanted annoyances. Maybe some day, they'll get it right, or back on course.
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Version 10.10.2
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Mike-Ryan
Mike-Ryan
08 April 2015
Slow? I guess with 2G of RAM and 256G hard drive it might be slow but OS X optimizes itself. Install it again over your current system. You won't lose anything and you can confirm or dismiss your original complaint.
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Greedyfranky
03 February 2015
Best OS X ever. Sleek, grispy clean, snappy GUI. But I do think you need a Retina to enjoy it.
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Version 10.10.2
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Mike-Ryan
Mike-Ryan
08 April 2015
I dunno about the Retina. I'm using two-30" Cinema displays - that's five feet of screen and my Mac Pro is my entire media center from TV to radio to everything internet. This is a great release. iPhoto is awesome.
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Whitebuck
30 January 2015
OSXDaily - OS X 10.10.2 Wi-Fi Issues Continue for Some Mac Users Some Mac users who have been experiencing longstanding wi-fi issues with OS X Yosemite have discovered that updating to OS X 10.10.2 does not resolve their networking difficulties. Perhaps more troubling, some Mac users who had functioning wi-fi previously have discovered that new wireless difficulties have appeared on their Macs after updating to the OS X 10.10.2 release of Yosemite. These cases are likely outliers, as OS X 10.10.2 has resolved wi-fi difficulties for some users as well. Nonetheless, we have received numerous reports about wi-fi issues appearing or persisting with OS X 10.10.2, and the large Apple thread on the topic continues to grow with user feedback about the same problem persisting. http://osxdaily.com/2015/01/30/os-x-10-10-2-yosemite-wi-fi-problems/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+osxdaily+%28OS+X+Daily%29
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Version 10.10.2
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Mike-Ryan
Mike-Ryan
08 April 2015
Old news. This has been corrected with this release (10.10.3).
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Jcraig
30 January 2015
Installed the Delta update from the App Store (Combo Update was still hosed at the time) with no issues. However, I also recently removed Flash from my system and I'm now noticing that YouTube will no longer play as it's requesting the Flash plugin, even though I have HTML5 enabled on the site. Once I put Flash back on my system, videos load as before, defaulting to HTML5 as requested. Unsure if this is a Safari bug or if YouTube is doing a plugin check in their code before loading the HTML5 video.
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Version 10.10.2
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Macinman
Macinman
08 April 2015
From what I've experienced personally, and this isn't limited to os x. Is youtube still requires flash to be installed to work absolutely perfectly, and that's still saying you might encounter issues once and a while. Try using chrome with Youtube, both are google products and seem to play nicer together.
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anonymous-dingo-1034
29 January 2015
It bricked my MB Pro Late 2011. After update install via App store it didn't boot. I had to reinstall whole system. That encouraged me to rollback to old good Mavericks.
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Version 10.10.2
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Mike-Ryan
Mike-Ryan
08 April 2015
Always ALWAYS keep an up-to-date backup before installing any upgrade. Although I've never had to use it I will boot into the backup just to run maintenance on my main system (DiskWarrior, Permissions Repair, TechTool). I do that once a month because I'm dealing with 24 Terabytes of hard disk space (internal and external).
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Macguruguy
29 January 2015
SO SLOW!!! 2011 Mac Mini 5,2. Macs are becoming expensive junk! My mini actually runs Windows 8.1 better than OS X 10.10.2.
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Version 10.10.2
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Macguruguy
Macguruguy
29 January 2015
8 GB RAM, AMD 6630M 256MB Dedicated Video card.
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Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
29 January 2015
Wow! Are you saying that running OS X Yosemite and a Windows emulation program such as Parallels Desktop all at once with only 8GB of RAM makes Windows 8.1 run faster than OS X itself? Now that's incredible!

Makes me wonder what happens if Apple just ditch OS X and let everyone run Windows 8.1 in its pure native sense using the Intel processors Apple computers already have.

I think someone has to speed test this claim, it just sounds too unbelievable.
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Macguruguy
Macguruguy
30 January 2015
No, that's not what I'm saying. Not running in emulation. I'm running Windows 8.1 in Boot Camp.
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Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
30 January 2015
Phew! I'm glad it was with Boot Camp. Without this critical piece of information and I would have been absolutely shocked by your observations.

Still, it does make people wonder why Windows 8.1 should be faster than OS X Yosemite with the specs you have on your Mac and Boot Camp. What's in OS X Yosemite to slow it down? And why so much RAM and/or a decent flash-memory drive to get the adequate speed?

NOTE:DOes someone have a comparison with Desktop Parallels and at least 16GB of RAM in terms of the speed between Windows 8.1 and OS X Yosemite? I ask this because I know the emulation runs considerably faster the more RAM you have installed on your Mac (and probably makes more of a difference on older OS X versions requiring less RAM to run).
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Macinman
Macinman
08 April 2015
From what I've heard in reports of others Yosemite seems to be designed for an SSD, and mechanical hard drives don't cut it anymore. I can't fully back that up as I don't have a mac with an internal spinning drive anymore, however when i did a backup of my sad to an external drive, Yosemite ran considerable slower then previous os x versions.
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Mike-Ryan
Mike-Ryan
08 April 2015
Then by all means step off the Mac and buy yourself a PC and run Windows 8.1. You strike me as someone who will never be happy with OS X.
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Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
08 April 2015
Ha!

Hey Mike-Ryan, funny you should say that after I just noticed your earlier comments. It sounds to me like you are not happy with the standard run-of-the-mill Mac being sold to consumers in the Apple store (the bricks and mortars stuff) and need to buy one with 32GB of RAM for your, of all things, a Mac Pro (isn't that the top of the line model?). And if that is still not enough, I see your comment on April 8, 2015 stating you need 24 Terabytes of hard disk space to handle whatever you are doing. And let me guess, you are probably not happy with what you've got and would prefer maybe, say, 60 Terabytes, or why not more?

Heck, why not ask Apple to give your a supercomputer? That should rip through OS X Yosemite and anything else you are trying to run.

I can see why Apple loves you. You've got your system all maxed out just to get the speed and space you require.

So maybe I should ask you, will you ever be happy with the Mac you have and OS X Yosemite? Or would you need more?

Or can I tempt you with Windows 8 and a PC to help with your requirements?
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Mcr
28 January 2015
Okay, Apple has realized the combo installer from last night/early this morning was hosed (would not update a 10.10.1 installation). There is a new Combo slip streamed at the Support Downloads, here's the info so you know if you have the new one: osxupdcombo10.10.2.dmg - from last night/early this morning, that doesn't work on 10.10.1 SHA1 B4C2D7B7B16D63B1B7EB081EF54262B0000A06A7 840,280,237 bytes OSXUpdCombo10.10.2.dmg - updated this afternoon that does work on 10.10.1 SHA1 6B2465514B16FFD89D625A17C06F05D04760C130 841,144,579 bytes Notice the change in capitalization of the file name as well. Link to the new one: http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1786/en_US/OSXUpdCombo10.10.2.dmg Inexcusable fail on behalf of QA, I mean, you spend WEEKS on an update that tons of people are waiting on to fix highly publicized bugs, and then can't even get it out the door correctly. Did ANYONE test it? Never want to wish anyone losing their job, but wonder if someone got their pink slip today in Cupertino...at a minimum a SEVERE wrist slap, and if this person or persons did not get a wrist slap, then what does that say about who's minding the store??
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Version 10.10.2
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fiery12
fiery12
28 January 2015
I downloaded the Combo update from http://support.apple.com/downloads (note that "Download" link on the front page is broken).

Combo update installed without issues on a 10.10.1 system.

I downloaded the following file with iGetter (very good speed anyway):
File Name: OSXUpdCombo10.10.2.dmg
MD5 checksum: 95C7BE3023565453A83A7F7AB81102C1
SHA1 checksum: 6B2465514B16FFD89D625A17C06F05D04760C130
Size: 802.18 MB (841144579 bytes)
URL: http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1786/en_US/OSXUpdCombo10.10.2.dmg

Also downloaded the Delta update:
File Name: osxupd10.10.2.dmg
MD5 checksum: 0520699D00E670AA4FAD286B9D683BC0
SHA1 checksum: 8B5B07E3AC81B101FB4CB89B0A9C6D8FE551D598
Size: 528.65 MB (554331370 bytes)
URL: http://support.apple.com/downloads/DL1785/en_US/osxupd10.10.2.dmg
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RavenNevermore
28 January 2015
Been running 10.10 since the public betas. Runs fast and smooth on my six year old iMac.
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Version 10.10.2
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Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
28 January 2015
Not sure about you, but usually it helps to know how much RAM you have installed, and free hard disk space too when OS X 10.10 needs to create its numerous little caches and other things (to speed things up, of course). Or did you forget to mention that you upgraded the old magnetic hard disk for one of those flash-memory based ones (certainly makes a difference having one of those in a Mac).

You cheeky devil!
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Bupkis
28 January 2015
10.10.2 was a disaster for me. Used Software Update and now my dock cannot be made visible. The process is running but the dock cannot be made visible and none of the settings in the Preference Pane change anything. I suspect that's just the tip of the iceberg with this release and I have no idea what could be causing it. Thanks, Apple.
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Version 10.10.2
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
28 January 2015
It's not 10.10.2. It's your Mac. Sounds like a corrupt preference file.
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Fyreflye
Fyreflye
28 January 2015
If it were 10.10.2 this message board would be flooded with similar posts. Since you're the only one reporting it take your problem to Mac Support.
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RunHomeSlow
RunHomeSlow
28 January 2015
You can try trashing this preference file:
com.apple.dock.plist

in your home folder... library... preferences...
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Mcr
Mcr
28 January 2015
My recipe for updates:
1) BEFORE update, repair permissions, verify disk
2) Before update, run Onyx, clear cache.
3) reboot once after Onyx so caches get rebuilt.
4) run updater from another boot partition other than the one being updated (if it's possible, some updates can only be run from the partition to be updated, if it is possible, always take the option of running from another partition).
5) use the combo updater, even if just doing a point update, I avoid the delta updates. Why? Combo updater makes no assumptions about what files needed to be replaced, contains all changed files from initial release. Delta updater ONLY contains the delta from the previous release; if someone makes a mistake in packaging and leaves something out, there is no recourse. Yes, it's possible files get left out in the combo too, but in my development experience, it's less likely (present situation today excluded!!)
6) after update, run permissions check again, Onyx, reboot, let the new system rebuild on caches.

Yes, it's a lot of work, but really, how often do you do a OS upate??, May as well as do it right.
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Bupkis
Bupkis
29 January 2015
Actually, I don't think it was my mac. I think it was that something went wrong with the upgrade and it wasn't complete. I reinstalled using the full Yosemite (10.10.2) installer and now it works fine. But I'm not convinced that the original failed install wasn't a problem with the installer downloaded from Software Update since, from the moment I click install, the entire process is handled by the installer.
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Mcr
28 January 2015
HEADS UP!! Apparently, the stand alone 10.10.2 Combo updater will only update a 10.10.0 system, not 10.10.1, contrary to all past experience with Combo updates which would update any previous version (or itself, since you could also reapply a combo over itself). I discovered this morning, results in an error message "OS X Update Combined can't be installed on this disk..." Did a search, there is already a thread started on Apple Support last night so it is confirmed, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/6800304?start=0&tstart=0 Only the Delta stand alone updater will update 10.10.1. Someone on the thread looked at the installer distribution list file and confirmed the combo rejects the build number matching 10.10.1 as a valid build it can update. Downloading through Software Update is apparently working (it apparently pulls down the delta updater). Unclear if this is just a mistake in packaging the installer or a change in policy, hopefully the former. Can't imagine having to do incremental delta updates every point release if you are unlucky enough not to start at 10.10.0. The direct link to the delta updater is http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1785 One person on the Apple Support Thread 'claimed' he had no problem running the combo on 10.10.1 system. Someone noted the combo was pulled last night, as the upload page was blank for a period of time, so maybe there was change by Apple when it was discovered. BUT, I just download a fresh combo at 9am Central this morning, it still refused to run on 10.10.1 Chime in if you ARE able to run the combo on 10.10.1, and provide installer version number, file size for the combo, something maybe we can use to indentify if there are two combo installers out there,
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Macguruguy
Macguruguy
28 January 2015
Not able to on 2011 Mac Mini 5,2. I don't understand the reason for this. Combo updater often was great to run if there was a problem with original installation.
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arimatheia-otto
28 January 2015
Getting even better on our iMacs. Great job.
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Frankns
Frankns
28 January 2015
Excuse wrong post
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Mac-lu
28 January 2015
Combo Update here:
http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1786
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Mac-lu
28 January 2015
Combo Update here: http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1786
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Frankns
Frankns
28 January 2015
Hmmm. All I get is a blank page.
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Frankns
Frankns
29 January 2015
Blank page is apparently a known Safari bug. LOL
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Whitebuck
27 January 2015
OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite Released for Mac with Bug Fixes & Wi-Fi Fix http://osxdaily.com/2015/01/27/os-x-10-10-2-yosemite-released-mac-bug-fixes/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+osxdaily+%28OS+X+Daily%29
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Version 10.10.1
Whitebuck
22 January 2015
OS X Daily - OS X 10.10.2 Beta 6 Released for Testing "The quicker pace of beta updates suggests that OS X 10.10.2 could be nearing a public release soon, as the previous 5th beta was released to developers and beta testers just a week ago." "OS X 10.10.2 appears to focus exclusively on bug fixes and resolving some ongoing issues that some users have experienced with OS X Yosemite. It does not appear that OS X 10.10.2 will include new features or other significant changes to OS X Yosemite, though it’s possible that the final release version may carry additions not shown in the beta releases." http://osxdaily.com/2015/01/21/os-x-10-10-2-beta-6-released-for-testing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+osxdaily+%28OS+X+Daily%29
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Whitebuck
19 January 2015
Fixing OS X Install Errors “can’t be verified” and “error occurred while preparing the installation” Jan 19, 2015 http://osxdaily.com/2015/01/19/fix-os-x-install-errors-cant-be-verified-error-occurred-preparing-mac/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+osxdaily+%28OS+X+Daily%29 Two unusual error messages that can occur during the attempted installation of OS X Yosemite are the “This copy of the Install OS X Yosemite application can’t be verified. It may have been corrupted or tampered with during downloading” message, or a more vague “An error occurred while preparing the installation. Try running again” error message. Sometimes these can be resolved by simply rebooting and trying to reinstall OS X again (or re-downloading the OS X installer if it was damaged), but if the error messages are persistent, then you may find that modifying the system date of the Mac can be the resolution. It’s possible to encounter these errors during basically any type of installation attempt in OS X Yosemite, ranging from the standard App Store update, using Internet Recovery, to clean installs, and using a bootable installer volume on a target Mac.
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Whitebuck
19 January 2015
Google reveals third unpatched 90-day Windows vulnerability posted by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Jan 2015, submitted by Alfman - http://www.osnews.com/story/28229/Google_reveals_third_unpatched_90-day_Windows_vulnerability Google also disclosed two OS X vulnerabilities alongside the Windows one. Nobody seems to be talking about those. Google Security Research - https://code.google.com/p/google-security-research/issues/list 1. OS X IOKit kernel memory disclosure due to lack of bounds checking in IOUSBControllerUserClient::ReadRegister 2. OS X coresymbolicationd multiple user to root privilege escalations due to XPC type confusion CCProjectZeroMembers 3. OS X sandbox escape due to XPC type confusion in networkd CCProjectZeroMembers
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umaromc
umaromc
23 January 2015
Thanks, I just read about this today and decided to update. I read the 10.10.2 beta is supposed to address this.

http://arstechnica.com/security/2015/01/google-drops-three-os-x-0days-on-apple/
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Whitebuck
19 January 2015
Posted by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Jan 2015 - http://www.osnews.com/story/28228/Apple_software_quality_questions Even if the endless list of complaints from die-hard Apple users and developers is somehow entirely nothing but anti-Apple propaganda, Apple is still left with a growing perception problem. Personally, as a semi-long-time Apple user (since 2003 I believe), I've never thought of Apple's software as "particularly good" - the rest was just worse. However, considering the general quality of software, that's not saying much (software is of horribly low quality when compared to other tools we use). Now that we no longer have Windows XP but Windows 7 and up, now that we no longer have Android 2.x and Symbian but Android 5.0, people are beginning to realise what I knew all along: Apple's software isn't good. It was just a little bit less crappy than everyone else's. Apple Software Quality Questions -by Jean-Louis Gassée - http://www.mondaynote.com/2015/01/18/apple-software-quality-questions/ For the past six months or so, I’ve become increasingly concerned about the quality of Apple software. From the painful gestation of OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) with its damaged iWork apps, to the chaotic iOS 8 launch, iCloud glitches, and the trouble with Continuity, I’ve gotten a bad feeling about Apple’s software quality management. “It Just Works”, the company’s pleasant-sounding motto, became an easy target, giving rise to jibes of “it just needs more work”. Arment isn’t the only one lamenting Apple’s software quality. See Glenn Fleishman’s well-documented list of nontrivial issues, or Michael Tsai’s compilation of comments from developers and engineers, such as this one from Geoff Wozniak (no relation to Woz): “At this point, my default position on Apple software in OS X has moved from ‘probably good’ to ‘probably not OK’. They seem more interested in pumping out quantity by way of more upgrades. It’s death by a thousand cuts, but it’s death nonetheless.” I’m late to this discussion but I’d like to add a few detailed observations of my own, examples of questionable design decisions, poor implementation, and other “broken windows”. Boredom may ensue.
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Mcr
17 January 2015
Reposting my tip from Nov 18 for folks using SSD drives and Yosemite, but concerned about disabling Kext signing or have already been bitten in the a@# when your system resets the Kext signing swtich and your system won't boot because of the kext signature mismatch. 1) Keep a Mavericks boot partition available; either on the same drive, or an external. Make sure TRIM is enabled and recognized when you boot to the Mavs partition, using whatever TRIM 3rd party tool you want (doesn't really matter, they all do basically the same thing, they alter the IOAHCI.....kext to trick OS X that the drive is an Apple branded SSD.) 2) run Yosemite unaltered, TRIM off, Kext signing on, as intended by Apple. 3) periodically, boot into Mavs, open up Disk Utility and do a REPAIR DISK (not Verify disk, REPAIR disk) on the Yosemite partition, and any other partitions on the SSD drive. This forces Mavs to send the TRIM command to the SATA interface. You know it is doing so because you will see in the progress/log output the line "TRIMMING unused blocks..." just before the last line "The volume XXXX appears to be OK." Again, this only gets executed when running Repair, not Verify. And the beauty is, it doesn't matter what OS is issuing the TRIM command, the SSD could care less if the command is coming while booted into Mavs or Yosemite. As long as you can get the TRIM command sent to the SATA interface, that's all that matters. 4) Lastly, depending on the SSD brand, you may need to kick start the SSD firmware to run its garbage collection (GC) AFTER the TRIM. TRIM works at the OS/file system level up to the SATA interface. . GC is at the hardware firmware level, essentially on the OTHER side of the SATA interface from the OS. Apparently most SSD firmware will only initiate GC during periods of complete inactivity while powered. (Sandforce controllers supposedly can run active GC in the foreground, supposedly why OWC says SSDs purchased from them don't need TRIM enabled.) My understanding based on my reading (again, I don't claim to be an expert) is that for optimal performance, you need TRIM and GC together. This is true whether it's OS X or Windows. If your controller does not support active foreground GC, here's how to power the drive but have no disk activity. On Windows, boot to the BIOS setup screen and leave it there. On OS X, hold the Option key to boot to the boot partition selection screen, and leave it there. The drive is powered, but there is no disk access other than the initial loading of the boot loader code. Depending on the firmware, eventually GC should kick in after x time. Remember, once it starts, GC is happening at electronic speed, without physical motion. GC may only take seconds, depending on how many blocks need to be toggled (remember, NOTHING is being "MOVED", it's just bits being flipped). Unless your SSD is really low on free disk space, or you really delete a lot of files constantly, you should not need to do this TRIM/GC combo that often. That is another misconception...you DON'Tt have to execute TRIM or GC with EACH and EVERY deletion. With overprovisioning and ample free space, you can let the un-freed blocks build up for a bit. It's not 'hurting' anything until you notice a slowdown. I don't really know how often is OFTEN, YMMV, but IMO it definitely is not a EVERY DAY thing you need to do. I run this routine about every other time I run my CCC backups, since I like to boot from a partition other than the one I'm backing up, so it's a perfect time. Next time I buy an SSD, I will probably do more research and go with a brand that has foreground GC (like the drives from OWC using Sandforce controllers), which dont' require TRIM at all. I read an article that eventually all SSDs except maybe for the entry level will implement advanced GC that won't require TRIM sent from the OS. The dependency on needing TRIM sent from an outside OS command is a weak link in the stack, especially as you start to use SSDs in distributed environments (NAS, RAID arrays, Network Shares). The OS shouldn't really be responsible for what is really a low-level firmware maintenance activity.
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Whitebuck
13 January 2015
"Why DNS in OS X 10.10 is broken, and what you can do to fix it Here's how to squash this bug yourself, if you can't afford to wait on Apple." "Obviously, like everyone else, Apple's software has its share of those (bugs)." "But there's another category of bug—glaring, perplexing bugs that couldn't possibly have escaped the attention of the software engineers in question, let alone the quality assurance department. Such issues exist, and sometimes they go unfixed for months. Or years. Or ever. Hopefully, the set of network issues with OS X 10.10 described below won't fall into this column, but they do raise an obvious question: why?" http://arstechnica.com/apple/2015/01/why-dns-in-os-x-10-10-is-broken-and-what-you-can-do-to-fix-it/
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Mcr
Mcr
17 January 2015
Thanks for the article link, excellent read. To anyone reading the article, IMO, I would lean towards the side of not trying to replace discoveryd with mDNSResponder. It is obvious Apple has made major changes under the hood and with the stack; it's likely these two components are not one for one, swap in/out pieces. Logically, if they were, then there wouldn't have been any reason for Apple to replace mDNSResponder in the first place, so even if there is 90-95% complimentary overlap, at some point the missing 5-10% is going to bite you and cause more issues than just living with discoveryd in the first place. My humble opinion, definitely dont do it on your every day 'earn your living' system, and not without backups.

Sadly, even with the latest dot 2 build from this week, discoveryd and DNS, connectivity in general is still wonky, but improved over dot 1. Even today, using the latest dot 2 build, was copyikng files between a Yosemite system and a shared Mavs system, the Yosemite system DROPPED the connection to the Mavs system right in the middle of copying 17 GBs of data. Literally, the icon for the Mav system just disappeared on the screen as I watched, and the copy just froze. Looking at the logs, the disconnect occurred just as discoveryd made a DNS lookup on behalf of one of the icloud services. Really? A DNS lookup causing an SMB connection to drop? Did the Apple Devs miss class the day they talked about 'single point of failure' and 'functional overloading' in software design?
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Whitebuck
10 January 2015
Another, most informative and objective reveal. The Software and Services Apple Needs to Fix http://glog.glennf.com/blog/2015/1/6/the-software-and-services-apple-needs-to-fix
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Version 10.10.1
Whitebuck
09 January 2015
Glitch in OS X search can expose private details of Apple Mail users Performing a Spotlight search opens email previews that load external images, even when the Mail client is asked not to do this We asked Apple why the "load remote content in messages" Mail privacy setting does not apply to mail shown in Spotlight searches, as users can reasonably expect it does, and asked if it is planning to fix this issue. Apple did not immediately respond. http://www.infoworld.com/article/2866940/security/glitch-in-os-x-search-can-expose-private-details-of-apple-mail-users.html Personally, I don't use Apple Mail. Instead I use Thunderbird and I always disable Spotlight. This can be accomplished in - System Preferences/Spotlight/Privacy. I exclusively use "Find Any File" for System Searches.
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Whitebuck
05 January 2015
"Apple’s hardware today is amazing — it has never been better. But the software quality has taken such a nosedive in the last few years that I’m deeply concerned for its future. I’m typing this on a computer whose existence I didn’t even think would be possible yet, but it runs an OS riddled with embarrassing bugs and fundamental regressions. Just a few years ago, we would have relentlessly made fun of Windows users for these same bugs on their inferior OS, but we can’t talk anymore." "Apple has completely lost the functional high ground. “It just works” was never completely true, but I don’t think the list of qualifiers and asterisks has ever been longer. We now need to treat Apple’s OS and application releases with the same extreme skepticism and trepidation that conservative Windows IT departments employ." "I fear that Apple’s leadership doesn’t realize quite how badly and deeply their software flaws have damaged their reputation, because if they realized it, they’d make serious changes that don’t appear to be happening." http://www.marco.org/2015/01/04/apple-lost-functional-high-ground
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Albertor
Albertor
24 January 2015
Install Snow Leopard. If you can. My iMac 24" is reborn. Yosemite bug ridden, slow as molasses and graphically awful and even fatiguing to look at (too white, fonts too thin and gray. Terrible).
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Yazarim
02 January 2015
A bug a day takes the patience away…
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Version 10.10.1
Macguruguy
02 January 2015
Causes problem with EFI partition no longer being hidden. Also causes problems with Security & Privacy Preferences and other apps. Extremely dissatisfied with this update.
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Hkim
02 January 2015
This current version has too many issues to enumerate herein, including the additional snooping from Apple, therefore I will simply wait until a later revision to consider using this. For now 10.9.5 is sufficient since there is no pressing reason to upgrade to this OS version.
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Jokyo
28 December 2014
How difficult can it be to have a cohesive view in all OSX built in programs. Mail is translucent and has a toolbar. Contacts is not translucent and has no toolbar. Calendars has a toolbar but is not translucent. I don't get it. How massively uncool!
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Version 10.10.1
M85
12 December 2014
All around great upgrade. Everything's zippy and stable. The interface quickly grew on me (though I thought at first I'd hate it). Love Safari, Calendar, Contacts, etc Play with the system preferences to get the most out of the display: - LCD font smoothing on/off (under SysPrefs/General) - Reduce transparency and Increase contrast on/off (under SysPrefs/Accessibility) - Hold option key and right click on Get Info for song(s) to get old info box back
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sam-kent-204
06 December 2014
I love the new interface, i had some issues connecting to some wifi routers when i installed it as an upgrade from mavericks, i managed to fix it by deleting all folders inside "/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration" and rebooting my mac
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Version 10.10.1
Mcr
22 November 2014
Well my decision to stop using TRIM hacks in Yosemite and leave Kext Signing is a good one. I rolled back all of my machines except one, which I just simply overlooked. This was a laptop, it still had kext signing disabled and had TRIM enabled. I was having some battery / charger issues, trying to cycle the battery, etc, decided to reset the PRAM and SMC to fix it, totally forgetting that this wipes the disable Kext signing setting that the TRIM hacks require to work. Booted up to the ominous universal 'NO' symbol (circle with the crossed diagonal line). OS X correctly detected that a kext had been modified, and stopped (would be nice if it actually TOLD you what the offending kext is, eh Apple Devs?) So I thought, great, this will be the time to see if those tips provided by Cindori and Chameleon Optimizer actually work to recovery from this situation, to back you out of the hack. Long story short, they did not. Maybe I messed up, but I followed the instructions to a tee (tried several methods posted on the web). Restored the original kexts back, cleared the kext cache, ran Touch on the Extensions folder, etc. Eventually had to run the 10.10.1 installer (full installer) again, to basically re-apply the entire OS back. Fortunately, this process leaves everything else alone, my prefs, plists, apps, everything was left intact. 3 hours later, back up and running. So if you are running with kext signing off, and using one the TRIM hacks, the lesson is that, given enough time, by intent or by accident, at some point the PRAM will reset or somehow lose the setting, and you will get locked out. Second, at least for me, the recovery methods posted to get you back up and running, at least for me, did NOT work. I tried several methods, including manual commands in Terminal. There is more to this kext signing security than meets the eye, being a new feature, I'm not sure devs fully understand yet what Apple is all doing under the hood. It would seem that Apple is looking at more than just the signature, date/time stamp, etc, to validate kexts. Perhaps my actions to 'recovery' where themselves interpreted as mods In theory, the steps I took to recovery SHOULD have worked, original files were restored, date/time were touched and updated, kext caches were cleared. If I ever needed any confirmation of my initial thought to forget about TRIM, this experience was it. See my post from Nov 19 on a really good process that allows you to still reap the benefits of TRIMMING your SSD, but not have to hack Yosemite to enable yet. This kext signing function is going to evolve and hopefully improve. Some things I'd like to see: 1) don't just halt the system, TELL ME what the offending kext is. If it is malware or the result of a poorly skilled developer, I need to know, show me the developer certificate/signature 2) a lay person would be totally f*$#ked; what is your Grand MaMa going to do when her system boots to the "NO" symbol and no other information? Call Apple Care? 3) Provide an option to proceed with booting (with appropriate warning of the risks), require an Admin login, or special boot password. 4) allow turning of kext signing individually, a global all or nothing setting is like choosing open heart surgery to treat a runny nose. 5) I understand the setting has to be saved so that it can be read very early on in the boot process, but find a less volatile medium other than PRAM/NVRAM. maybe something in the EFI boot partition or the com.apple.boot.plist
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Kunta-Kinte
Kunta-Kinte
24 November 2014
Yeah, it is really sad that Apple does not allow TRIM on 3rd party SSDs... ;)
You only had one reinstall with 10.10.1, me, I had two of them, each time installer downloaded from the AppStore. :(
First time I didn't even realized that it was TRIM hack causing a problem, so I reapplied it as soon as it was reinstalled for the first time.
Lesson learned hard way... All the data was there however...

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Whitebuck
20 November 2014
Apple today seeded the first beta of OS X 10.10.2 Yosemite to developers, just three days after releasing OS X 10.10.1 to the public. Like OS X 10.10.1, as a minor update, OS X 10.10.2 is likely to bring bug fixes and performance improvements to the operating system. OS X 10.10.1 introduced several reliability enhancements, including improvements to Wi-Fi, but many users have still been reporting issues with Wi-Fi stability in Yosemite. http://www.macrumors.com/2014/11/20/os-x-yosemite-10-10-2-beta/
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Whitebuck
19 November 2014
OSX Daily.com Troubleshooting OS X 10.10.1 Wi-Fi Connection Issues http://osxdaily.com/2014/11/19/os-x-10-10-1-wi-fi-connection-issue-troubleshooting/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+osxdaily+%28OS+X+Daily%29
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Mcr
19 November 2014
I did make a decision with 10.10.1 after the update, that I was no longer going to use any hacks to enable TRIM on the SSD. I've not had any issues under 10.10.0, using one of the enablers, but the more I think about it, disabling Kext signing (which is required for any of the TRIM enablers hacks to work) doesn't feel right to me, YMMV. That, and the fact that at some point, I'm sure i will boot up one day, and the PRAM where the setting to disable kext signing is stored, will have reset for some reason, re-enabling kext signing, and then I will be welcomed by the Mac equivalent of the Windows BSOD. (If Yosemite has kext signing turned on, and it detects a kext has been modified, like the various TRIM enablers do, it will refuse to boot and present you with a problem notification screen informing you as such.) Yeah, there are ways to recover from it if that happens, but it just feels a bit too on the edge. I won't get into a debate about whether TRIM is necessary or not, or how you feel about Apple not supporting it on non-Apple hardware, but i will say I have found a compromise that should work for anyone. 1) Keep a Mavericks boot partition available; make sure TRIM is enabled, recognized when you boot to the Mavs partition, using whatever TRIM 3rd party tool you want (doesn't really matter, they all do basically the same thing, they alter the IOAHCI.....kext to trick OS X that the drive is an Apple branded SSD. 2) run Yosemite unaltered, TRIM off, Kext signing on, as intended by Apple. 3) periodically, boot into Mavs, open up Disk Utility and do a REPAIR DISK (not Verify disk, REPAIR disk) on the Yosemite partition, this forces Mavs to send the TRIM command to the SATA interface. You know it is doing so because you will actually see in the progress/log output along with usual "Checking catalog file Checking extended attributes" and so on, you will see the line "TRIMMING unused blocks..." just before the last line "The volume XXXX appears to be OK." Again, this only gets executed when running Repair, not Verify. And the beauty is, it doesn't matter what OS is issuing the TRIM command, the SSD could care less if the command is coming while booted into Mavs or Yosemite. (It won't work booting from Windows bootcamp, and forcing TRIM from Windows, but that's only because Windows won't acknowledge a HFS+ formatted partition to begin with, not because the TRIM command issued by Windows is any different than the TRIM command issued by OS X, it's the same command that eventually reaches the SATA interface). Likewise, whether it's Mavs or Yosemite, as long as you can get the TRIM command sent to the SATA interface, that's all that matters. 4) Lastly, depending on the SSD brand, you may or may not need to the following, but all the articles I've read on TRIM, say it is a two step process to keep an SSD running optimally. One is issuing the TRIM command at the OS level. Second, allowing the SSD firmware to run its garbage collection (GC) AFTER the TRIM. TRIM works at the OS/file system level up to the SATA interface. . GC is at the hardware firmware level, essentially on the OTHER side of the SATA interface from the OS. Apparently most SSD firmware will only initiate GC during periods of complete inactivity while powered. My understanding based on my reading (again, I don't claim to be an expert) is that for optimal performance, you need TRIM and GC together. This is true whether it's OS X or Windows. You can execute TRIM all day long but if you don't allow the hardware to do its GC, you can still bog down, although less noticeable if you have lots of free space and have generous over-provisioning. Problem is, it is virtually impossible to have NO disk activity, long enough for the GC to kick in, during normal boot, even while sitting "idle". Articles I've read recommend the following to allow GC to kick in, to have the disk powered but not accessed. On Windows, boot to the BIOS setup screen and leave it there. On OS X, hold the Option key to boot to the boot partition selection screen, and leave it there. The drive is powered, but there is no disk access other than the initial load. None of the articles I've read say just how long you need to leave it this way; I suppose depending on the brand determines the time of inactivity before GC kicks in, and how long it takes. Certainly a few hours should be fine and definitely overnight if you can spare it (turn off your monitor to prevent burn in). Remember, once it starts, GC is happening at electronic speed, without physical motion. This is NOT like running disk optimization on a traditional drive. For all I know, even on a large drive, GC may only take seconds, depending on how many blocks need to be toggled (remember, NOTHING is being "MOVED", it's just bits being flipped). Note, you can't judge by the disk activity light or whatever if GC is going on or done, because GC doesn't require disk access per se as we normally think of it...GC is happening at the firmware level...'inside its head' so to speak. So, there may be no outward indication at all that anything is happening, like the disk activity light (if your system has one). Unless your SSD is really low on free disk space, or you really delete a lot of files constantly, you should not need to do this TRIM/GC combo that often. That is another misconception...you don't have to execute TRIM or GC with EACH and EVERY deletion. With overprovisioning and ample free space, you can let the un-freed blocks build up for a bit. It's not 'hurting' anything until you notice a slowdown. I don't really know how often is OFTEN, YMMV, but IMO it definitely is not a EVERY DAY thing you need to do. I probably will do this once a week myself. Probably if you feel disk access seems to be slowing or less 'snappy', then run the routine. Indeed, I've read some articles that suggest that overly aggressive TRIM only wears out the SSD faster, unnecessarily eating up the finite allocation of read/writes that a cell can handle. Lastly, if all this still worries you, and you don't want to hack your kext, and you don't want to have to boot to Mav to trim your drive, you can buy your SSD from OWC. If you believe them, they claim their drives which use Sandforce controllers don't need trim enabled at the OS level, and in fact, recommend you DON'T enable trim, and that the GC on the Sandforce controllers is advanced enough that GC is sufficient. Could be true, could be marketing BS...your call. I do know the OWC SSD drives ARE a little pricey..compared to what you can buy elsewhere, especially on a sale. But maybe it's like the Mastercard commercial says: "Cost of a SSD drive from OWC...$500. Going to bed at night and not worry about TRIM or hacking your system....PRICELESS!" ;-) Hope this is helpful.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
19 November 2014
Any problems I have had with Yosemite was due to out-of-date kexts, such as drivers for my M-Audio interface. Disabling Kext signing to try and get them to work wasn't worth it.
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iPhone4S
iPhone4S
19 November 2014
I, too, wrestled with the same decision regarding the SSDs in my two Macs that are non-Apple Samsung models and also reached the same conclusion that I will simply let them go without TRIM. I will occasionally boot from an external drive and run Disk Utility's Repair Disk command on the internal SSD to execute TRIM. Perhaps as often as I run a CCC backup on my alternating backups (besides running Time Machine full-time).
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Mcr
19 November 2014
Although one bug I did report in 10.10.0 that still isn't fixed in 10.10.1 is the following: With desktop systems hooked to a UPS, and setting to Shutdown the system after being on battery power for x minutes, the system does not shutdown. It coorectly recognizes it is on battery power, warns me as such, and so forth, but continues to run, after the specificed time has passed. I see this on multiple Macs, with more than one UPS (APC and CyberPower), so it is not Mac system specific, or UPS brand specific; and to confirm it wasn't a bad UPS, the same hardware booted to Mavericks, the system executes the Shutdown command on the mark. Was curious anyone else with a UPS experiencing the same, or at least, having read this post, be forewarned and test it on your system. In general, yeah, it's one of those things you don't even think of when updating your OS , that you just assume should work because it seem so basic. I only discovered it, because I happened to be at my computer when power went out due to a storm. So I calmly saved my data, closed all my apps, and then said, well I'll just wait and let the system shut itself down (was set to shutdown after 4 minutes of battery use, plenty of power left , battery at 90%). Sat there, 4 minutes went by.....nothing. Would really like to know if anyone else is experiencing the same...UPS are expensive, will buy new ones if I have to...but the fact that it works fine on MAvericks tells me it's not hardware, but software??
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Version 10.10.1
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jfburik
jfburik
29 November 2014
I am experiencing this issue as well. I have tested in 10.10.0 as well as 10.10.1 with a CyberPower UPS and also with a Furman UPS. According to Terminal the computer is recognizing the shutdown settings options I chose in the Energy Saver preference pane, but I only receive an alert that the computer is running on the battery backup. It never shuts down.

I tested both battery backups I have with an iMac running Mavericks and the computer shuts down as expected.
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Mcr
19 November 2014
10.10.1 is NOTICEABLY snappier than 10.10.0 for me, using 4 different Macs ranging from 2009 through last year. On some, it even feels snappier than Mavericks on the same machine.
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Version 10.10.1
Jessicajazz
19 November 2014
So far no problems here. Everything runs about twice as fast. Very zippy. I'm very happy with this upgrade.
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Version 10.10.1
RavenNevermore
19 November 2014
Runs great on my early 2009 24" iMac. Not a single issue.
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Version 10.10.1
Pepper131
18 November 2014
10.10 has done something to my computer ( MAC bookpro 2013, ) I can't boot to repair drive and verify says error and stops. Anyone have a answer?
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gbsaab
18 November 2014
Yosemite 10.10.1 did not fix my Bluetooth-WiFi problem. My Mac Mini can see four hotspots in my neighbourhood but not my own wireless router. I have to log off, renew DHCP lease, restart and balance on one foot to get it to appear in the network search. Plus if I move the [bluetooth] mouse pointer over the Wifi menu or anywhere in the wifi networking preferences pane, bluetooth disconnects. I then have to turn power off and on the bluetooth mouse to get a reconnect. Before anyone suggests I change my frequencies: bluetooth is on 2.4Ghz and my wifi is on 5Ghz. So, the 10.10.1 update did not fix any problems that started with Yosemite for me.
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Version 10.10.1
Plasterpyrus
18 November 2014
Well now that Safari is totally unusable and it seems every other application I own are also unusable or need to get upgraded so they become unusable in all Operating Systems except Yosemite This is the first time since Leopard (10.5) was introduced as the next operating system after Tiger (10.4) that so many applications I had became unusable because a introduction of an Operating System. Here is another example of a new application becoming totally broken. Affinity Designer which was introduced in the App Store not to long ago went from working superbly in Maverick (10.9) to now it won’t even launch. Instead of applications and the operating system are now totally out of sync. There are now so many things that use to work OK, now becoming totally useless. Upgrading of the OS has instead of improving control of your computer, your computer is becoming closer to being in control of you. It tries to do to many things for the user so the user just has to be this mindless person that doesn’t have to do any thinking. Which gives me this Deja vu back to that 1984 commercial for APPLE where all the masses are a bunch of mindless drones under the control of Big Brother. When all of the sudden this powerful athletic APPLE girl ( her identity is LISA? ) throws the Hammer at the screen of Big Brother and liberates the Masses. Flash forward to 2014 are we becoming with every iteration in the evolution of APPLE’s operating system. Does it just seem like to me that the evolution of the OS X might underneath is becoming more powerful, but overall it might also be much more simplistic for the user (or as some reviewers have said in other reviews that have stated much more child like). I mean just look at this thing all the icons are like candy corn! Flat, two dimensional ordinary icons like the graphics that Win-doze has brought into fashion. It use to be great when we as the the user we could make the GUI on our APPLE computers an expression of his or hers' individualism. We could change it around, we could make it our own. Apple has taken that away! We used to be in control of our library. Well they have taken it away from us also and put that cookie jar out of sight and out of mind. I don’t want the future of my favorite computer to be a bunch of Drag and Drop operations or one key commands that will make operating more boring without having to think about anything, just the same homogenized outcomes. Please Apple it might just be time to scrap everything and go back to the Drawing Board and pick out what was Insanely Great! and get back to giving your Awesome Mac Community that which they deserve, The Computer That Changed The World! Well, here it is what we've been waiting for an upgrade to an OS that in my opinion,and others as well that just was not ready for release. It improves stability yet how come I still cant use the applications that have been crashing since the release of Yosemite. So much for stability still can't open Safari, or App Store app or Affinity. Now one thing is for the person whose theory is clean install or upgrade from Mav in it's responsiveness. If that's the case I wish Apple would just say "if you want to avoid headaches do a clean install". All I can say is that I 'm glad I didn't u[grade both my Macs or I would really be frustrated now!
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mackupdate-1
mackupdate-1
18 November 2014
Beautifully written. I totally agree, and I could not have expressed it any better.
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M-Luther
M-Luther
18 November 2014
1) Keeping their software up to date with Apple's OS changes is the responsibility of the developers

2) No one is forcing you to update to the latest Mac operating system, and you can continue to use your Mac, OS, and current software for as long as you'd like.
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Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
18 November 2014
Just out of curiosity, did you perform the all-important file permissions check using Disk Utility and made any necessary repairs as needed? Sometimes a sudden change in file permissions can quickly stop applications from launching (although why so many applications are affected seems rather weird to me). And, probably no harm too to run the famous freeware OnyX to clear out those rambunctious caches from OS X.

As for the interface thing-a-me-jig issue of OS X Yosemite, I see nothing in "What's New" under version 10.10.1 to suggest Apple is dissatisfied with how it looks at the present time. Just some improvements to sending and receiving emails, connections to computers and WiFi network. Sounds to me like Apple is deliriously happy with its creation of the latest OS X for now.

And yeah, so soon I am already wondering, "When is OS XI coming out?"
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GianMarco-Tavazzani
GianMarco-Tavazzani
19 November 2014
For the second time in 30 years of trustful use of Mac, I'm delaying an OS upgrade (the first time was just for X; I switched fully to it only with Jaguar, unforgettable and beautiful (Aqua!) step forward which didn't let me regret anymore (even if so much slower than 9 and few customisable, without my many system utilities and more).
I feel a feeling of emptiness, as the 'vision' was evaporating with the memory of Steve and his clear mind, strong will, far looking goals, his pride to make something incredibly wonderful, no matter if bringing money or make rich the sharks of Wall Street.
Yesterday I went to an Apple Store… no one Mac is visibly different from the 2008 ones (the Air bezel looks still even older than the 2006 Pro!) and, for the performances, we can only thank the SSDs! For sure we lost the possibility to expand RAMs, upgrade the 'disks', replace a battery, reason why even upgrading a Mac is not automatic but a balance between what we're getting more and what we're going to loose.
I miss you, Steve, my younger great brother!
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iPhone4S
iPhone4S
19 November 2014
@GianMarco-Tavazzani - In my 30 years of Mac use and observation of the tech world, I've learned not to jump on the first version of a new OS release. I am just now getting around to installing 10.10.1 on my Macs. And its not just because of bugs with Apple, but with other software developers getting around to making their software compatible.

Steve died 3 years ago. If he had the far looking goals that you claim, then what we are seeing today is the fruit of his vision. So if you are dissatisfied with the present state of affairs concerning Apple, then you really have no one but Steve to blame for what we have in the present. Yet you romanticize Steve in a strange sort of way that makes it sound like he would not approve of anything that has been done at Apple in the past 3+ years. I cannot agree with your assessment. Steve WAS a visionary, and I believe what we have today across all Apple products is exactly what we would have had if Steve Jobs were living today. You dismiss the hundreds of new features in each Mountain Lion, Mavericks, and Yosemite. Since Steve's death we have had quite a change in Apple's product lineup: iPhone 5, 5S (finger-print ID!), 6, 6 plus; iWatch, Retina MacBooks, Mac Pro (which IS visibly different than the 2008 one!), 2012 thin iMac (also visibly different bezel, thickness, no DVD drive), Retina iMac, Apple TV at 1080p, iPad mini, retina iPads, iPad Air, iPod revisions, etc..

I am not here to judge if these are the greatest technological advancements in a 3 year period in Apple's history, but surely commensurate with the market and current state of affairs in technology. Looking at the whole of Apple's product releases, I believe Steve's vision lives on.
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RunHomeSlow
18 November 2014
Funny that my comment disappear... Well, was just saying that updating to 10.10.1 was all good for me on two macs at home and this morning at the job.
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Wts
18 November 2014
Can i just download this "new" OS and not install it ??? Or, once you start the download from the "store" it automatically install its self like the other apps i download from the "store". ??? I do want to install Yose but not to my main harddrive only to an external firewired drive for now.
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Runlevelzero
Runlevelzero
18 November 2014
Yes, you can download but not install it. That is what I've done. It is sitting on my HDD ready to install. I get a prompt daily that I dismiss until tomorrow about upgrading but other than that, it doesn't force install it.
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Lvdoc
Lvdoc
18 November 2014
If you don't want automatic updates, turn off that option in the App Store preference pane in System Preferences. You can then open the App Store and choose to "Install" Yosemite. What will happen is that the App Store will download an installer program to your Applications folder and also open it once it's downloaded. Just quit the installer if you don't want to use it at that time; you can always reopen it later. Once the installer is open, you can choose which drive to install it on.
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Vagator
Vagator
18 November 2014
It is an idea (should you wish to retain the application after it has downloaded) to move it out of your application folder ( you'll find it under I for Install not Y for Yosemite) to the desktop or another folder.Otherwise, after installation it will disappear.
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M-Luther
M-Luther
19 November 2014
Another option is to download the Yosemite installer and install it on a USB flash drive. You need an 8GB or larger drive. If the flash drive is 16GB or larger, you can partition it if you want to use the drive for more than just a Mac OS installer. Google "Yosemite Flash Drive Installer" for instructions. There are several sites that detail the process; MacWorld's is very good:

http://www.macworld.com/article/2367748/how-to-make-a-bootable-os-x-10-10-yosemite-install-drive.html

I try to avoid terminal, but option 1 that uses Terminal is one simple copy and paste command and works quickly and well.

BTW - I created two flash drive installers, one an 8GB USB 2 drive, and the second on a 32GB partitioned USB 3 flash drive. The USB 2 drive took about an hour to create the installer (copies over 5GB of data and it must be a pretty slow drive); the USB 3 drive took just over 10 minutes to finish making the installer.
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J-Mueller-MacUpdate
18 November 2014
As of November 18, 2014, over 1,000 users are reporting problems on Apple's website after updating to 10.10.1. It's recommended not to perform this update yet until it's resolved.
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Version 10.10.1
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M-Luther
M-Luther
18 November 2014
So what are some of the issues? Are you referencing the one Yosemite WiFi thread with over 1,100 posts (multiple posts from the same users as well as from those not having problems) or did you actually go through the Apple discussions since 10.10.1 was released 20 hours ago and count over 1,000 unique users? Sounds a lot like fear mongering and misinformation to me!
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Whitebuck
Whitebuck
18 November 2014
"fear mongering and misinformation" ? Maybe not!

http://www.macrumors.com/2014/11/18/wi-fi-issues-even-after-os-x-yosemite-10-10-1/

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2848835/os-x-yosemite-update-fails-to-solve-mac-wi-fi-mess.html
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M-Luther
M-Luther
18 November 2014
Whitebuck, did you read the articles you reference and even user comments to them or are you just reading headlines and trying to further prove my point? Thanks for playing!
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J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
18 November 2014
I read about 20 of the pages. Obviously wifi is a big issue, as highlighted by this being the largest Apple Support Thread and many of the major Mac sites picking it up and highlighting it.

Thanks for playing.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
19 November 2014
No issues here. I wonder why some have issues while others do not?
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Liam-
10 November 2014
Best OSX ever !! Period.
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Version 10.10
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Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
18 November 2014
Geez, I like to know what you are drinking. Can I have some too so I can see it as you do through your rose-colored glasses please?
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Whitebuck
10 November 2014
Since Yosemite was released, users have found that the operating system sends all kinds of data to Apple and saves documents without you knowing it. On the surface, it's an egregious invasion of privacy. Let's take a look at exactly what's going on here. http://lifehacker.com/lets-talk-about-apples-privacy-issues-1655944758?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lifehacker%2Ffull+%28Lifehacker%29
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Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
18 November 2014
Interesting. Certainly not good in my books.

Have you tried Little Snitch 3.5?I have found it to be a remarkably effective way of putting a stop to those secret send-offs of private data to Apple (essentially under the disguise of helping you keep all those applications up to date and giving you a better OS X experience in the next upgrade).

Otherwise, I have to say your observations remind me of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. I reckon it should be retitled as Two-thousand and Fourteen, and replace Big Brother with Apple, and then we all know where we are going with OS X.
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Almar
09 November 2014
MacBook Pro 17 "2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mid-Late 2007, 6 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM, NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256MB. Jump from Lion to Yosemite as an upgrade from Lion (no clean installation). Very quiet, smooth, and in two hours I went back to work. Onyx to clean caches and repairs before installation. I deleted the Finder preferences and remove transparency after installation. The machine did not change in performance. Few apps a little unstable (on about 180). Old glory like iWeb still working… Waiting for next upcoming update. Graphically it doesn't make me crazy, but anyway...
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Version 10.10
Jokyo
06 November 2014
Question: Why are Apple making their applications uglier, less user friendly and less functional? Answer: So we won't notice a thing when they take over Microsoft.
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Version 10.10
Mcr
04 November 2014
It would be an interesting survey of people who 1) report that YO is as fast or faster than Mav on the same machine, and 2) those who report YO is slower than Mav on the same machine. I strongly suspect that the folks in group #1 did clean installs and those in group #2, upgraded a Mav system. (Now for Pete's sake, don't flame me if in your case this isn't so, I'm just hypothesizing, not preaching.) As for my hypothesis, it's based on a little test I did. On the same machine, I installed YO new to a fresh formatted partition. On another partition, I restored my previous 10.9.5 system (from CCC clone) and then upgraded it to YO. Sure enough, the fresh install feels snappy and fast, as fast as Mav was, while the upgraded partition would occasionally stutter as others have reported. I then observed that the 10.9.5 image had some apps on it that had not been upgraded to Yo compatible versions prior to the upgrade, such as Little Snitch, TotalFinder and iPhoto. After upgrading those apps, noticeable improvement in UI responsiveness. Finally, running Onyx on the upgraded partition after upgrading the apps and clearing everything (caches, etc), system responsiveness again improved (once caches were rebuilt). So if you are experiencing slowness with Yo, and you did an upgrade consider 1) just backup your data, bite the bullet and do a fresh install, or if you don't want to bother with that then 2) make sure your apps are upgraded to YO compatible versions, and then run Onyx maintenance to clear your system. Alot of folks don't like fresh installs because it requires reconfiguring the Prefs for their apps all over again. What I do is backup the com...plist files for my apps in Preferences, or sometimes I will simply take screen shots of the Preferences screens for an app (using the quick shortcut Command+Shift+4) and drag into and save them in a TextEdit RTFD file. When I did the fresh install of Yo, I reinstalled some 20 apps and restored the Prefs for each, in about 4 hours. This included complex apps like Office 2011, Parallels and Adobe Creative with lots of Prefs. TIP, to save even more time, don't worry about which Pref plist files belong to what app or which ones to backup, just copy all the non-Apple ones and copy them back. If they aren't needed after the upgrade no harm done, they just take a few bytes of disk space....if some settings are deprecated in YO, so what, once you open an app in YO, it will either ignore deprecated settings in the old plist file, or update them to the default YO settings.
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Version 10.10
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Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
07 November 2014
Rather salient advice considering I have seen this situation repeated on older OS X versions. So things have not changed with OS X Yosemite.

I think it doesn't not matter if you do a fresh install of OS X or do an upgrade. At some point, you have to clear out caches etc to get some semblance of speed normality out of OS X. But as with all OS X versions, eventually they all start to look a bit tired and dog slow after a period of use.

My only recommendation: purchase enough RAM for your Mac, and consider moving over to the latest Macs since they have better graphic processing chips and more efficient CPUs to make everything feel a little snappier (and hopefully for longer too).

And I do recommend some means of automatically clearing the inactive RAM of quitting a large application or two on the latest OS X versions (especially Yosemite). Apple, for some reason, still wants to retain application data in RAM the next time you are online. We can only wonder why?
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=E=
01 November 2014
Love handoff and the new look of OS X its truly beautiful feels so fresh and new. Snappier too. I have Yosemite on both my iMac and MBP, no issues. Very smooth. Did clean installs on both of my macs and haven't had any issues. Feels stable. Thank you Apple!!
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Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
07 November 2014
Love to hear you thoughts after a couple of months of intense use of OS X Yosemite. Something tells me those cache files will start to kick in and slow things down for you at some point. Hopefully you have plenty of RAM and the latest Mac to make the experience of OS X Yosemite seem bearable.

Otherwise, nice to know everything is looking okay for you (it usually is when you try something for the first time from Apple these days).

Enjoy!
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Glenbo
29 October 2014
Interface wise I love it 10/10, but Apple have decided that anyone using a normal hard drive doesn't need speed, currently my 2011 iMac runs like a pig, 2-10 second delays between clicking and the Mac reacting! Apple WHY! This is the worst system upgrade ever! I'm seriously considering Windows now!
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Version 10.10
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Spank-Me-Baby
Spank-Me-Baby
07 November 2014
Sorry to break the news for you, but Apple has neglected to say to all users that OS X Yosemite is designed for Macs with flash memory storage units. The company has also conveniently forgotten to mention the minimum 8GB (preferably 16GB or even 24GB) to make the experience of using OS X Yosemite seem reasonable and fast enough for a period of use (even if Apple claims this OS version can run on as little as 4GB — yeah right, and I believe in Father Christmas too!). And it kind of helps to have the latest 2014 Macs to get the extra grunt from the latest graphics processing chip when providing those fancy graphic effects in the latest OS — another thing that Apple has somehow failed to mention to users before upgrading to OS X Yosemite.


It is what happens when Apple needs another injection of profit at this time to help keep its shareholders happy. All it has to do is keep quiet on the critical aspects, and then hopefully users will discover just by chance how their system setup is a little bit old in the eyes of Apple after seeing the true requirements for running OS X Yosemite.

Somehow we should not be surprised by this revelation. Can we expect anything more from Apple these days?
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Monkeyjunkey
27 October 2014
Nice update, but WindowServer process consistently at 50% CPU for several hours is a bug, which should be addressed rather sooner than later. Until then, only 2 stars for killing batterie and wasting energie. Here's a blog post with more info on this: http://www.macissues.com/2014/10/20/prevent-the-windowserver-process-from-dragging-yosemite-down/
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Macguruguy
26 October 2014
Sound quits randomly on 2011 Mac Mini core i7
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Macguruguy
26 October 2014
Slow
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