I just started messing with it this week. I don’t have it installed full time, I just switch into it when I have time to do some testing. So far, most stuff works, including FW Pro 5, 6, and 7.
Interestingly, a couple of apps don’t work as indicated by their icon. It’s the same icon as you would get if it were a PowerPC app trying to run on Intel. I don’t know why or how these apps got the badge of shame. I guess the OS checks them out or something.
I really don’t like the new look in the OS, though. I’ve been okay with it since the in-your-face Aqua days of 10.0 and none of them bothered me until now. I get what Apple is trying to do, but it doesn’t work for me.
P.S. I’d like to hear if anyone has noticed any performance issues, good or bad, along with what hardware you’re using. I’m on a 2009 MacBook Pro (2.8 GHz Core 2 Duo 4 GM RAM) with an SSD for Mavericks, and that’s snappy. I have Yosemite installed two ways, on an external HDD over USB, which seems kinda slow, and in a VM via Parallels Desktop and that’s really slow. Mavericks didn’t seem quite that slow on either configuration so I’m a little concerned I might be at the limit for OS X as far as my hardware.
Exactly. I just isolated an available 40GB using Disc Utility and installed Yosemite on it.
I expect that when Yosemite will be released somewhere around October 14th, the upgrade will work out just fine.
My ‘Mid 2009 17-inch MBP’ has 8GB 1067MHz DDR and 256GB SSD. A slight difference.