I wanted to share with you a little something that happened only a couple of days ago. About 3 days ago, I was tossing up whether or not to upgrade to OSX Yosemite (Apple’s latest Mac operating system) on my iMac. To do that, I use Garageband (an app that allows you to record audio). At the time, I was using a Garageband 11 (AKA GarageBand 6.0.5) which has a special pre-set for recording podcasts.
I was very hesitant to upgrade. This is because I was making sure that the software I use on a regular basis was compatible with OSX Yosemite. Before upgrading, I wanted to check if GarageBand 11 was compatible and my reading was giving mixed messages. Other than that, I also used Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac and FireFox (as my web browser of choice).
Not knowing what I was in for, I pulled the trigger and started the install process. I already downloaded Yosemite so that was a bit of time saved.
About 30 minutes later, I was presented with a white screen. I was really worried that I had wrecked my iMac so I spent a bit of time googling. Having not found an answer, I tried simply just turning it off and turning it on again (possibly one of the oldest tricks in the book).
After rebooting, I was finally at the log-in screen for Yosemite, I could not believe my eyes. I logged in and I was so glad that I made it through.
I am sure that Apple is hard at work on making the transition smoother for other people like me. In fact, at the time of Writing, Apple has just released the first update to Yosemite (i.e. OSX 10.10.1).
So the moral of the story is this: Do not immediately jump on an operating system upgrade as soon as it releases. Instead, wait until the second update for that upgrade comes out. By then, a lot of the bugs have been fixed to the point where it’s stable. The reason I that I upgrade within the first week or so is to test things and then report what I have found to you the reader.