So the other day I wrote that my MacBook seemed to run a little slower and use more memory. What's strange is now that I've been using it, it's actually running noticeably faster. It still takes up more memory, but not that much more. It's like Yosemite has breathed new life into my aging companion. There is probably something I can do about the memory, too. What my Mac really needs is more space on the hard drive. I have some serious cleaning to do.
It only took about 9 hours to install. Granted my MacBook Pro is 5 years old, and has a slow, 350 GB hard drive, but it does have 8 gigs of ram and that helps when running apps. Anyway, although my mac now runs a little slower and uses slightly more memory, I like it. I particularly like the new, flat looking user interface and the dark themed menu bar. And so far, of the few applications I've tested (Kindle for Mac, Curio 8, Xcode 6, Crosswords, Moonlight Mahjong and Full Deck Solitaire), all seem to work perfectly. But since I use it mainly as a development machine, I still have some things to test before I can be completely satisfied.