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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The Beautiful UK
I avoided a few updates as all the reviews I seemed to see for OS X updates had loads of negative reviews - but then I got all brave, installed an extra 2gb of RAM (so now I have 4gb in a 2008 iMac) and hit the update button....
All simple enough - I went from various Leopards and Lions through a Yosemite and ended up on the latest (El Capitan I think?). No issues.
If I recall back a few years, I think I did let one update go so long that I couldn't do it anymore and I had to call Apple who apparently "verified" that this was a Bona Fide error on my part (I think that was for a Lion to a Leopard or vice versa) and then gave me a code to download the update..... No idea what that was all about.
Anyway - now I keep always up to date and haven't had any significant issues. (I think iPhoto got "downgraded" in a recent release.. at least it isn't as good as it was)
I never have Safari crashes on my iMac. It's far more reliable than IE10/11 at work, which seems to have all sorts of issues/complaints from websites that don't like it.
We've banned Google Chrome at work, and also advise customers who try to use it with our websites to move to something else. I've no idea of the validity of the claims but our IT guys reckon it's hard work to keep up with Chrome as they seem to have 20 releases per year and we spend more time validating versions with customers than we do on just asking them to change to Safari or IE.