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Sorry to hear that. There is a beta version of... 1,057 Views / 4 Replies  
Sorry to hear that. There is a beta version of 10.11.2 that Apple released to developers the other day. Here is what it entails:

"The OS X 10.11.2 El Capitan beta is said to focus on testing...
Posted by honestone, on Nov 4, 2015 at 01:47 PM, in Applications
Same here. I have dome numerous OS... 1,913 Views / 17 Replies  
Same here. I have dome numerous OS installations, and have never had to disconnect any peripheral device, including other drives.
Posted by honestone, on Nov 4, 2015 at 01:06 AM, in Mac Desktops
OS 10.11.1 supposedly fixes quite a few issues... 1,057 Views / 4 Replies  
OS 10.11.1 supposedly fixes quite a few issues with Apple Mail (I don't use, preferring Outlook, so I cannot offer any experience with that update). This link describes what OS 10.11.1 entails:
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Posted by honestone, on Nov 3, 2015 at 07:03 PM, in Applications
OS 10.11.1 "supposedly" has a number of fixes... 1,519 Views / 7 Replies  
OS 10.11.1 "supposedly" has a number of fixes regarding Apple Mail. This link describes the fixes:

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1845?locale=en_US

I don't use Apple Mail, so I can't offer any...
Posted by honestone, on Oct 25, 2015 at 01:39 PM, in macOS
You could also use SuperDuper! to do the... 1,786 Views / 9 Replies  
You could also use SuperDuper! to do the "cloning".
Posted by honestone, on Oct 25, 2015 at 01:36 PM, in macOS
The first thing he needs to insure is that any... 1,031 Views / 7 Replies  
The first thing he needs to insure is that any third party applications he uses get updated to be able to use with whatever OS he decides to move to.

Secondly, that is quite a jump, from OS 10.6.8...
Posted by honestone, on Oct 25, 2015 at 01:34 PM, in Mac Desktops
I have seen "complaints" about Yosemite decrease... 1,138 Views / 4 Replies  
I have seen "complaints" about Yosemite decrease over time, and the newest version, 10.10.4, seems to be working fine for most folks. I actually have never had issues with any version of Yosemite,...
Posted by honestone, on Jul 30, 2015 at 01:50 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Remember that once you do the "virgin"... 1,386 Views / 15 Replies  
Remember that once you do the "virgin" installation of Yosemite, you'll only be at version 10.10. The OS 10.10.4 Combo Updater will get you to the latest version of the OS. You can get it from...
Posted by honestone, on Jul 14, 2015 at 03:14 PM, in macOS
Sorry about your issues. That is one reason why... 1,268 Views / 3 Replies  
Sorry about your issues. That is one reason why I prefer to download the updates myself (when possible), and install them at my leisure. For the most recent OS 10.10.4 update, there is a Combo...
Posted by honestone, on Jul 3, 2015 at 05:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Regarding Google Chrome and Safari, when one does... 1,378 Views / 11 Replies  
Regarding Google Chrome and Safari, when one does a "Save Page As" from the file menu, the dialogue that ghporter described appears. Right now, mine is set to "Desktop", but I can change that...
Posted by honestone, on Jun 26, 2015 at 12:15 PM, in macOS
First, as panjandrum so correctly stated, make... 2,266 Views / 17 Replies  
First, as panjandrum so correctly stated, make sure to first backup/clone your current drive. Carbon Copy Cloner is an excellent choice, as is SuperDuper!. You can usr SuperDuper! in its "free"...
Posted by honestone, on Jun 13, 2015 at 01:05 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, the prices are definitely attractive. I've... 2,266 Views / 17 Replies  
Yeah, the prices are definitely attractive. I've seen Samsung 256 gig 850 EVO SSDs for as inexpensive as $125 to $140.

Update: Just saw, on dealmac.com, that drive for $90! Here's the link:
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Posted by honestone, on Jun 10, 2015 at 12:35 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yes, a SATA III SSD would "slow down" to SATA II... 2,266 Views / 17 Replies  
Yes, a SATA III SSD would "slow down" to SATA II speeds. But, a SATA III SSD is more expensive than a SATA II SSD, and given that the features of the SATA III SSD would not be utilized is why I...
Posted by honestone, on Jun 8, 2015 at 01:33 PM, in Mac Notebooks
OK, I just tried your method of installing the... 873 Views / 5 Replies  
OK, I just tried your method of installing the latest version, 38.0.5, of Firefox on my Mac Mini (did not replace version 38.0), separately launched each one, and each one worked fine. I then went...
Posted by honestone, on Jun 7, 2015 at 07:01 PM, in Applications
For RAM, you will need to basically remove the... 2,266 Views / 17 Replies  
For RAM, you will need to basically remove the two 2 gig modules in your machine, and install 2 4 gig modules. The cost for the 2 4 gig modules is around $55 to $60. Here is an example from amazon:...
Posted by honestone, on Jun 7, 2015 at 06:48 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Previously, I had version 37.0.1 of Firefox, and... 873 Views / 5 Replies  
Previously, I had version 37.0.1 of Firefox, and upgraded it to Version 38.0 on my own. Today, when I launched it, I was informed of a new version, 38.0.5, that is available. I went ahead and...
Posted by honestone, on Jun 5, 2015 at 03:43 PM, in Applications
Agreed! My 13" MacBook Air is perfect for my... 2,265 Views / 22 Replies  
Agreed! My 13" MacBook Air is perfect for my needs. I like its speed, portability, and how light it is. Also, I do not have any issues with any kind of eye strain.

I have not really sat in...
Posted by honestone, on May 26, 2015 at 01:28 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, the 13" MBA is a darn good machine. I... 2,685 Views / 16 Replies  
Yeah, the 13" MBA is a darn good machine. I guess when Apple moves away from the 11" MBA and produces more and more of the new Macbook, it could be wise to try and pick up a 13" MBA at a good price....
Posted by honestone, on May 6, 2015 at 01:58 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Yeah, need to take it slow and cool! :cool: 1,435 Views / 4 Replies  
Yeah, need to take it slow and cool! :cool:
Posted by honestone, on May 5, 2015 at 04:52 PM, in macOS
It would also help if you can let us know the... 1,435 Views / 4 Replies  
It would also help if you can let us know the size of your internal hard drive, how old it is, how much free space it has, and its' rotational speed.
Posted by honestone, on May 5, 2015 at 01:52 PM, in macOS
I have an external Seagate 1 TB drive with 1 USB... 1,611 Views / 8 Replies  
I have an external Seagate 1 TB drive with 1 USB 2.0 and two Firewire 800 ports. I have cloned the OS from both my late 2012 MacMini and my mid 2013 MacBook Air on two partitions on the drive. For...
Posted by honestone, on May 2, 2015 at 01:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
 
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