I just got a free upgrade to all my Macs, and I have quite a few running here at home and the home office, at least eight that are used regularly between the family and myself. I figure this free upgrade of the Mac OS has boosted my performance by at least the purchase of two new Macs over the next year. That’s what…$3-4k? I only buy pimped out Macs, top of the line processors, maxed RAM, etc.
Thanks Apple for gifting me $4,000 dollars in computing power!
Not only are my machines faster, with improvements in memory management and file transfer, and more durable with the improvements in battery life and application security, but I’m also more productive with the myriad of new user features, like multiple desktops, Finder tabs and new interactive app capabilities with notifications.
The list of new features is impressive, but more important is the fact that it’s free! And upgrades are a snap. I upgraded all eight Macs last night without a hitch through the App Store. And while I was in the Store I purchased a bunch of new ridiculously cheap, high quality apps. I’ve got to imagine that the millions of others upgrading right now are doing the same.
As I’m cruising through the new features, I’m feeling the speed improvement, and the smooth scrolling and updated look and feel and capability of Calendar, Contacts, Notes and the Doc.
Gone is skeuomorphism of those apps, the silly cartoonish adornments, replaced by the flatter cleaner look. The new Maps app is awesome, and it’s integration with Calendar is seamless. So far, I’m very happy with the update.
My only complaint, while I’m on this Apple high, is that I have to wait a whole week before I can get my hands on the new iPad Air and mini.
So, what do you think?