Is it worth it?

Would anyone who is using the public beta of 10.10 Yosemite and reads this, be willing to tell me if they have encountered any major problems with it.

I have upgraded my iPhone to iOS 8, on the grounds that I found iOS 7 so flaky that I surmised that iOS 8 could not be any worse and might even be more stable. But from all the comments I have read, it would be a mistake to upgrade 1Password on my iPhone to version 5 while still running version 4 on my Macs as they’re still running Mavericks.

Is it worth upgrading to the Yosemite betas, or is the launch of Yosemite sufficiently imminent that I shouldn’t bother for the moment?

Mr X

In the grand Internet tradition of commenting on something I have no direct experience with, I’m going to say that no, it’s not worth the risk.

I recall some point in the not-too-distant past that iCloud Drive accounts were reset, the data lost, and that was an expected event in that it was part of the beta testing; nobody could grumble too much because there were no guarantees of data integrity while in beta. Likewise, the risk of using the OS, even without messing with iCD, is still non-zero. If you are using a mac as your primary computing environment, you should not be using a beta on that machine, no matter how close to completion it is; an upgrade could wipe out everything, and make it very difficult to restore from backup and get back to work.

On the other hand, while I’m pretty risk averse when it comes to my main computing platform, I am more than happy to let others forge ahead and be eaten by bears*, in the hopes that they’ll satiate ursine appetites through release day. Good luck! :smiling_imp:

  • …in Yosemite Nat’l Park… get it? Get it?!

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