OS X Yosemite

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  1. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

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    Anyone upgraded yet? Any issues?

    I've done 2 MacBooks at home and the only thing I have found so far is a little bug in Finder that doesn't want you to have more than one window open. Other than that it looks and feels great.
     
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    Just downloading, but it will take all day as we are on a tin can and bit of string "broadband" connection here and it is over 5gb!!:eek:
     
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    Bloody computers!

    I was hoping for a nice write up of someone's visit to Yosemite which is on my bucket list!
     
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    Well worth the trip. Some ideas:

    1) Staying outside the park is a lot cheaper - near the south gate is the "Blue Butterfly Inn" owned by Ron and Liz Skelton. very popular so need to book very early, but if you do, you will not be disappointed. Lovely couple - Ron used to be one of USA's leading rock climbers
    http://www.yosemitebluebutterflyinn.com

    2) go fairly early in the season and you will see good waterfalls - august/sept is a waste on money as all the melt water has disappeared

    3) Consider an annual national parks pass if you are visiting more than one park

    4) Early morning and just before sunset is the best light. At night you can also see the climbers pitching halfway up El Capitan

    Did that help???
     
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    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    USA 092_800_600.jpg Magnificent, however the last time I went was February 2010 and we had to drive all the way round as the West gate was closed because of snowfall so don't go too early in the season.

    As the duck has pointed out, there are some cheaper places outside the Park, I was in a big rented Winnie Damon and was still head spinning from Grand Canyon and Zion National Park.

    You will enjoy it I'm sure.
     
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    Cheaper, rather than cheap though. ;) We went at the end of April
     
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    Thats what I said diddleeye?
     
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    is it anything like vegemite?
     
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  10. Chockswahay

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    Yup, it was your post that made me think about it actually.

    I tend to 'fear change' so it will take a while to get used to :eek:

    It looks OK but a little 'flat' I think.......
     
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    Initial thoughts are that it's pretty good. Mail has a nice feel and is quick, and Safari is fast too. I have it on three machine already.
     
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    Hi Jim,

    I use Yahoo for my mail, I have never used the Apple Mail program since buying the MacBooks 3 years ago because at the time the program tried to load EVERY mail that I had on the Yahoo server (at the time about 15000) :eek:

    Do you know if the new one can limit the amount of emails held locally?
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Will let you know next week when my new Macbook Pro is delivered.. :D

    been a long time since I bought a new Mac.. really looking forward to it..

    having had several Macs before so no stranger to OSX .. my 17" G4 Powerbook , bought in 2005 became unusable a year or so ago.. screen all vertical lines , not worth replacing.. .. . RIP Mac ..
     
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    I was quite happy with my ageing MacbookAir until you posted that ;)
     
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  15. Jim

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    Not sure as I refuse to use internet mail and host all mine on our own server. Mail works well. Thats a lot of mail in one inbox, I would archive it all and start again with a clean in box.

    I archive my mail every 3 months, just move it into a folder that reflects the date, its there if I want it, and still shows up in searches but it keeps the inbox nice and manageable especially when I use the same IMAP inbox on tablets and phones too.
     
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    You'll enjoy the Pro's Jim. The latest batch are something else. (y)
     
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  17. Chockswahay

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    Thanks Jim,

    Yeah it is a lot (over 20000 now!) but I do have it archived on the Yahoo server............ only problem was that the Apple Mail wanted to load every flipping archived folder!

    No probs, I'm happy with Yahoo on the net anyway:)
     
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    After downloading yesterday, finished off the upgrade this morning and quite pleased with it.

    Now all Apple have to do is to get IOS 8 working properly and not using their customers to beta test it :mad:
     
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    Just wish I had the space to download ios8 to my pad

    When I find the mac I can probably do it at the moment it's in a box
    Hiding after our move
    Apparently I can find it after the important things are done!!!!!!????????
     
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  20. NickNic

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    They've moved OS X towards more integration with IOS7/8. The more I'm using it the more I like it. One fun thing although probably of limited use is that you can make voice calls from your Mac if your iPhone is connected to the same Wifi network
     
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