Ask DN: Are you installing Yosemite on your work machine?

7 years ago from , UI Designer @ 9elements

The logical answer is no. I know it, you know it, everyone who needs his mac for his daily job should know it... BUT let's be honest, you really want to try it anyway right? Anyone took the leap already and can report how well Sketch and other Apps essential for us designers work with Yosemite?


  • Tor Løvskogen BollingmoTor Løvskogen Bollingmo, 7 years ago

    Installed the wallpaper.

    27 points
  • Gonçalo MoraisGonçalo Morais, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    No. Nope. Not a chance.

    19 points
    • Paul NevinPaul Nevin, 7 years ago

      Same here, won't be installing the beta; don't want any bad surprises on my main work tool ;)

      1 point
  • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 7 years ago

    You can always install on another partition or get a USB drive (be it spinning disc or key drive). That’s probably a safer bet than risking it for work.

    However, I may or may not have installed the beta and I may or may not have been able to run Photoshop to get work done today. iStat Menus 4 (our app) doesn’t have any issues at all so far. I haven’t used Illustrator much, but it seems ok.

    13 points
    • Patrick SchneiderPatrick Schneider, 7 years ago

      Good Point! How is Skala performing? ;)

      4 points
      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, 7 years ago

        I’ve only noticed one tiny unimportant window drawing glitch that I suspect isn’t our fault. I’ll keep an eye on it in future OS X betas.

        0 points
    • barry saundersbarry saunders, 7 years ago

      If you do a clean install, the photoshop creative cloud installer won't let you install anything - tells you that the OS is too old and unsupported. So if you need Creative Cloud, probably best to migrate your software instead of doing a fresh install....

      0 points
    • Braden HammBraden Hamm, 7 years ago

      Can you point me in the right direction for how to boot from a thumb drive?

      0 points
  • Vinh LeVinh Le, 7 years ago

    the moment they announced the beta, our ops guy emailed nope

    10 points
  • Chris MackintoshChris Mackintosh, 7 years ago

    Yes and everything is working for me including Adobe CC Apps.

    7 points
  • Rodny LobosRodny Lobos, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

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    Again, again!!

    5 points
  • Ernest Ojeh, 7 years ago

    Yes, I'm installing on my main machine. Yes, I'm crazy. Yes, I have a backup.

    4 points
    • c kizerc kizer, 7 years ago

      I often do. I'm only did it on separate partition because on macrumor threads people were having quite a few problems.

      Did you do a clean install or update your existing install?

      0 points
  • Ryan Hicks, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    Just what I wanted all the shitty and inconsistent iOS UI and affordances on my macbook in OSX. I'll be waiting awhile.

    3 points
  • Daniël van der Winden, 7 years ago

    I installed it on a separate partition and have continuous backups running via Backblaze. Then I tried it and it crashed almost instantly, so I'm just using Mavericks now like nothing happened.

    2 points
  • Anthony Garand, 7 years ago

    I did. Installed on top of my existing install yesterday, and did a fresh install last night.

    Everything works pretty good, sort of, sometimes, maybe.

    1 point
  • William LeeksWilliam Leeks, 7 years ago

    I've only just installed Mavericks. I know that's getting towards the crazy end of cautious, but I get more out of knowing things will work than I do from having new features right away.

    1 point
  • Victor WareVictor Ware, 7 years ago

    I still haven't installed Mavericks

    1 point
  • c kizerc kizer, 7 years ago

    Just FYI:

    The beta shown on stage at WWDC is much newer than the beta available. No dark mode, and many other things.

    *Safari crashes a lot *It's not nearly as stable or ready for day to day use.

    Don't install it on your primary machine for real. Everyone usually ignores this, but I'm telling you this build is not ready to be used.

    Just wait for the next update in a few weeks and it will be more stable like the one shown at on stage.

    1 point
  • Conor SheehanConor Sheehan, 7 years ago

    Does it bother anyone else that Yosemite is 10.10? 10.10 == 10.1 to me.

    1 point
    • Kyle PapkeKyle Papke, 7 years ago

      No it's not the same. 10.10 is 9 versions after 10.1.

      9 points
    • Toby KellerToby Keller, 7 years ago

      John Gruber: "They’re more like IP addresses, and I don’t see anyone arguing that is “equivalent” to"

      2 points
  • Robin RaszkaRobin Raszka, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    Yes, I like to be ahead. I'm playing with Swift and working on a tiny golden ratio calculator Widget.

    Everything is working fine.

    1 point
    • c kizerc kizer, 7 years ago

      I don't understand in a new project how to wire swift code up to ui elements like my edit field or buttons. I've tried to follow some objective-c tutorials to figure it out.

      Any tips? Is there a tutorial for swift yet that shows me how to take input from edit field into my swift code?

      0 points
      • Sri KadimisettySri Kadimisetty, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

        Its not very different really.

        Take a look at this - Connected Properties in Swift

        I started a Swift Project and opened the View controller right next to the storyboard. Then I dropped a button on the Storyboard. You probably have it till this point. Now just Ctrl-Drag from the button to an appropriate location within the Class. The place you drop it will form a property or an action depending on whether you pick Attribute or Button Action just like in Objective C. You know how in Obj-C you would likely place these connected properties in between @interface and @end. In Swift you just place them inside the class, anywhere should work, but honestly its just good practice to put them somewhere at the top. Hope that helps !! :)

        1 point
  • Matt Smadner, 7 years ago

    FUCK NO, are you crazy?

    1 point
  • Marco SousaMarco Sousa, 7 years ago

    I installed it on my personal laptop and it's a bit buggy. Wouldn't recommend for a work machine. I did bring my laptop to work as I couldn't wait to play with it :)

    1 point
  • David Rappaport, 7 years ago

    The upgrade to Mavericks was shaky enough. Will wait for a stable 10.10.1.

    1 point
  • Maciej ZadykowiczMaciej Zadykowicz, 7 years ago

    Planned on doing that but between choppy performance on retina macbooks and After Effects not working I think I'll pass for now.

    1 point
  • Sean O'GradySean O'Grady, 7 years ago

    Few people I know have already.

    I'm going to setup a partition on Friday & mess around with it over the weekend. If its stable, I may as well :)

    1 point
  • Grecia GarciaGrecia Garcia, 7 years ago

    I'll install it as soon as I buy a new hardware. I'm still a bit indecisive, but it just looks sooooo cooollllll :(

    0 points
  • Ricardo MagalhãesRicardo Magalhães, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    My company still doesn't allow us to install Mavericks, let alone Yosemite...


    0 points
  • Seb JachecSeb Jachec, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    Installed it on a partition. Seems to be running fairly well.

    0 points
  • Tom WoodTom Wood, 7 years ago

    I still haven't upgraded to Mavericks...

    "If it ain't broke..."

    0 points
  • Sri KadimisettySri Kadimisetty, 7 years ago

    Already did! Wish I could share more but the NDA :(

    0 points
  • Jake ChapmanJake Chapman, 7 years ago

    I updated and the only problems I ran into (so far) is that 10.10 comes with Ruby 2.0.0 and Homebrew's link is set for Ruby 1.8, but you can just pull down the new homebrew repo and it all good.

    Also noticed that a couple of my homebrew installs we're gone.. reinstalled and back to normal. Haven't opened PS or Sk yet, so I'll have to update once I do that.

    0 points
  • Mike BusbyMike Busby, 7 years ago

    I have it on my secondary laptop. it doesn't look that great. Works okay. Helvetica Neue is awful....

    0 points
  • Ciriac TrompCiriac Tromp, 7 years ago

    Yes. Running smooth on my mb pro retina.

    0 points
  • Chris Griffin, 7 years ago

    I installed Mavericks not long after it was released after our IT guy told us explicitly NOT to do it. As a company that has a diverse amount of techie/non-techie people, I thought it was just a blanket cautionary email and proceeded anyway. I borked my machine in such the perfect way that I couldn't even restore from a Time Machine backup or wipe the HD clean via command line. I'm pretty sure the machine had a bad HD (though it still worked). I had to call IT in to fix it and it put my ego back in check.

    So, no, I won't be installing the beta. I might use the aforementioned laptop to install it (I got a new one long after this happened a few months ago), but I certainly won't be installing it on my work machine and I'd encourage you guys not to either. If you have an extra laptop or if you want to run it from disk, then so be it, but don't install it as your main OS. Seriously, no, don't do it.

    0 points
  • Dan GaileyDan Gailey, 7 years ago

    10.10 == X.X

    0 points
  • Austin ValleskeyAustin Valleskey, 7 years ago

    Installed it the second it was available to me. It's definitely a fantastic upgrade from Mavericks although some design choices they made I'm not too fond of. It's somewhat smooth but just as any other beta, there are bugs, and lots of them.

    I'm considering reverting back to Mavericks for performance reasons, but we'll see, I might just wait and see after the next beta is released.

    0 points
  • Philip AmourPhilip Amour, 7 years ago

    Yes. Hoping for the best, expecting the worst and using Time Machine.

    0 points
  • Daniel WinterDaniel Winter, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

    i installed it, and I dont regret it. I have a sound bug however, just backing everything up and doing a nice clean install afterwards. in time of google drive, dropbox, spotify, IMAP and layervault reinstalling really is a breeze :O

    Oh and: Sketch runs fine, Tyme runs fine, Photoshop runs OK but the selecting cursor seems to be off, Java wont let install as it checks for the OS version and as 10.10 is mathematically smaller than 10.7, it fails. Twitter, imessage etc. work fine. Airmail wont start. codekit runs perfect.

    0 points
  • Martin KMartin K, 7 years ago

    Nope, I think I can wait till fall. At least, I hope I do.

    0 points
  • George ChenGeorge Chen, 7 years ago

    I use an iMac at work for "real work". My 11" Macbook Air is my "meeting computer" that I take into conference room and do some light weight design at times and that's currently running Yosemite. Photoshop, Illustrator all seems to run fine. The OS feels a little slow.

    The UI seems VERY bight to me - no dark mode access yet.

    0 points
  • Philip LesterPhilip Lester, 7 years ago

    Waiting until the full version is released before making the switch. Can't risk losing data or having to wipe my drive and start from scratch.

    0 points
  • Lucian MarinLucian Marin, 7 years ago

    You can run Mavericks and Yosemite on the same machine. Resize the Mavericks partition, create another one for Yosemite and choose to install Yosemite on the new partition.

    My Mac app Monochrome is already running beautifully on Yosemite.

    0 points
  • Shawn BorskyShawn Borsky, 7 years ago

    For designers who also have to deal with code environments living on their computer. So far, 100% of the time I have upgraded a Mac, it breaks something in Ruby or in Python or on my PHP server. Its not a risk I am willing to take right out of the gate.

    0 points
    • Tyson SoelbergTyson Soelberg, 7 years ago

      Been there. But for the love of all that is sacred and holy, please look into Vagrant.

      1 point
      • Shawn BorskyShawn Borsky, 7 years ago

        Thanks, Ill look deeper into it. I've never tried to work with it by myself. I've used it at companies with more developed engineering teams but I don't know how application with multiple clients would work.

        0 points
  • Cosmin NegoitaCosmin Negoita, 7 years ago

    I'd love to install it on my home work machine. Applied for Beta, can't wait to give it a go :)

    0 points
  • Andy LeverenzAndy Leverenz, 7 years ago

    I'd wait for another version of the Beta at the very least. If you have another computer you can take the risk but I never would on my work computer unless like @MarcEdwards mentioned running it on a partitioned drive.

    0 points