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Quick glance at the new operating system OS X Yosemite reportedly another free update:-


OS X Yosemite revealed: Translucent windows, cross-platform Continuity, and HTML 5 DRM come to the Mac | ExtremeTech

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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The Keynote presentation for Yosemite was interesting. It will indeed be free. There was no description though of the minimum system requirements. I think my Mac Book Pro will be OK but this is probably the last one it will handle.

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Yea they kept the specs under wrap this year. On the whole Keynote, they didnt cover much apart from Yosemite, iOS 8 and Swift, the new programming language Apple invented.
On Yosemite, I have to say I really like it, and some of the feature are way over due.
Things like Airdrop FINALLY I can ket rid of DeskConnect the App I used to send files between MBP, iMac, iPad Mini and iPhone.
I also like the making and taking calls straight from the Mac machine. That is going to come in really handy, and I backed a Speaker on Kickstarter called HiddenRadio which is a Bluetooth 4 Speaker as well being able to use it as a iPhone speaker. When your phone rings, you touch it and start speaking, or touch answer on your phone and use it to talk at, so because this will be on my desk, it will incorporate well for me.

Love the "Dark" scheme and will be using that from day dot and as well as the opacity used in the App Headers and Sidebars.
It surely is being well integrated into iOS and I thought last year what else can they do, but I was pleasantly surprised.

What really turned my eyes was the new Programming Language Apple invented, and looking through the iBook now, its going to make the person who thought they couldn't program, into a Programmer. Going from having to Add Properties and Lets say a UIControllerView taking up 4 lines of code, to 1 line of code. AWESOEME !!!

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iCloud Drive was actually the most significant part to me, along with the new prices on cloud storage.

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My biggest questions about Yosemite: Will I be able to install it on my MacBook Pro 5,1 (Late 2008). I was a bit surprised the let Mavericks install on it. Anybody get a developer preview and can see the requirements?
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iCloud Drive was actually the most significant part to me, along with the new prices on cloud storage.
Does this remind anyone of the disk features that were part of Mobile Me?

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What really turned my eyes was the new Programming Language Apple invented, and looking through the iBook now, its going to make the person who thought they couldn't program, into a Programmer. Going from having to Add Properties and Lets say a UIControllerView taking up 4 lines of code, to 1 line of code. AWESOEME !!!
Agreed. I'm decent with Python and have a working knowledge of C++ but have been struggling to get a small program written in Objective-C. I've been going through the book as well tonight and there are a lot of things that remind me of the Python environment I am most familiar with. I'll be putting the program on hold until the fall when Swift is released and just working on the Windows version which I have better support for. I just wish I had the xcode update now so I could try it out.
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I want it hope my MBP will take the update.
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Here's an article that lists the system requirements for the developer preview of Yosemite:

iOS 8 And OS X 10.10 Yosemite System Requirements - Business Insider

- iMac (mid-2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (late 2008 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)

According to Apple.com...you need to have Mavericks installed to "mess around" with the Yosemite Beta:

https://appleseed.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/

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iCloud Drive was actually the most significant part to me, along with the new prices on cloud storage.
Ditto on iCloud Drive, though I'm weary about iCloud Photos and the 5GB storage ceiling cap. .99c/mo for 20 GB is nice but I think it's a cop out as far as cloud storage goes compared to others such as Google Drive or grandfathered OneDrive users.

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Does this remind anyone of the disk features that were part of Mobile Me?
Spot on, I said exactly the same thing, as soon as I heard it ... had 20GB on MobileMe, wasn't much use, after they moved it to iCloud, even though it was free for a year

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Nick beat me to it, but from all I have seen any Mac that will run Mavericks will work with Yosemite.
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Just need to know if there is a requirement for Bluetooth 4 on Macs to support the continuity/handoff features.

I'm hoping not. But all the talk of 'proximity' features has me wondering

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I expect, and possibly deserve, a barrage of critical comments; but why did Apple choose the name "Yosemite" the pronunciation of which may not be immediately obvious even to native English speakers who don't know the US well (UK, Europe, Australasia etc) and doubly confusing for those for whom English is their second language?

I really like the features of the OS though.

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I expect, and possibly deserve, a barrage of critical comments; but why did Apple choose the name "Yosemite" the pronunciation of which may not be immediately obvious even to native English speakers who don't know the US well (UK, Europe, Australasia etc) and doubly confusing for those for whom English is their second language?

I really like the features of the OS though.

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I suppose they could have chosen something like 'Worcestershire' which would have been less of a pronunciation problem . . .

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