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Apple OS X Yosemite

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86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

OS X Yosemite is a solid update for Mac users, but in order to make the most out of it, you need to also own an iOS device.

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Pros
  • Tight integration with iOS devices
  • Clean new design
  • Much-improved Spotlight search
  • Safari has a cleaner design, useful privacy features
Cons
  • iCloud Drive doesn't include a standalone iOS app
  • Can't add new people to a texting conversation unless you start with at least three people
  • Yosemite is a modest upgrade for people who don't own an iOS device

Reviews

86
 
Average Critic Score
Critic Reviews 7

52
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 40
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Computer OS
Source model
Closed, w/ open source
Architecture
64-bit
Type
Source model
Architecture
Computer OS
Closed, w/ open source
64-bit

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86 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

86
 

User Reviews

90
Ex2bot
I've found OS X 10.10 to be a robust, powerful OS that operates in a way that...read more
50
sjlockley
Having upgraded my 2007 iMac over the years each OS has been incredible however...read more
50
ONETC
In a few words. Yosemite was the worst upgrade I have ever done on a Mac. Regret...read more
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