Apple Yosemite – Quick Summary Review

Apple has just released a new upgrade: Apple Yosemite OS x 10.10.  Should you upgrade?

Always do a quick review.  You don’t want to be landed in bugs and problems if you can help it.  There are many reviews already on the net.  I will do a very quick one and give you references in case you need more info.

I have done the upgrade (after reading reviews and what not).

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Apple Yosemite OS X 10.10

Quick Facts you want to know Apple Yosemite

  • no major bugs: almost all the reviews are positive (though as of today 23 Oct 2014, some complaints have started regarding how “Apple Yosemite has killed my WiFi”.  This has not happened to me.)
  • the download takes a LONG time. It took over 3++ hours for me.
  • the install may not be automatic. You might have to look for the downloaded install app in your Applications folder. (I would show you but it looks like the install app automatically disappeared from the folder once the install is complete).

Below, you can see that I am in the process of downloading Apple Yosemite. You might see that the estimated time is over 1 day!!! Sometimes, it changes to 2+ days! But, while slow (it is a big download; over 5GB), it is not quite that bad.

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Upgrading to Apple Yosemite – long download

Where to Get Apple Yosemite

You can get the free upgrade via Apple’s App Store. (See Apple’s “Upgrade to OS X Yosemite” for steps, info and instructions).

Apple Yosemite Reviews

Some top reviews on Apple Yosemite OS X 10.10 can be found at:

  • OS X and iOs inch closer together (by
    They also provide lots of info on all the new/changed features that come with Yosemite. A positive review.
  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite review roundup (be
    A shorter and more succinct review. A positive review.
  • OS X Yosemite (10.10) (by Positive review.
    They provide the summary results from various informed sites; also critic reviews and user reviews.

In case you are worried, you might want to investigate “Complaints mount about Apple’s OS S Yosemite crippling Wi-Fi” (by on 21 Oct, 2014).

Upgrade to Apple Yosemite

If you decide to go ahead with the new, free upgrade, as I said before, be prepared for a long download.  (Remember, mine was over 3 hours).

And if like me, the install (after download) is not automatic, you need to look for the “Install OS X Yosemite” app in your Applications folder.  Double-click to start the install. (It took about 30 minutes for me. There are some follow on-screen steps you need to take).

Recommended Reading:  “How to Upgrade Install OS X Yosemite on Your Mac” (by for clear, full instructions.


Summary re. Apple Yosemite

I have installed it.  The majority of reviews on Apple Yosemite have not just been positive, but they recommend the upgrade.

To check that you have successfully installed Apple Yosemite OS X 10.10, go to:

Apple (icon; top left) >> About This Mac

and you should see the correct version, like below:

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Apple Yosemite OS X 10.10


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