Another great review from Rene Ritchie on iMore of OS X El Capitan, complete with a table of contents. The Bottom Line:
If you’ve got software that’s not yet updated to support OS X El Capitan, especially production software on production equipment, wait as long as you have to before upgrading. If you want to avoid the crowds and any last minute surprises, wait a couple days or a week.
Microsoft Office users might want to wait awhile before upgrading to El Capitan, otherwise, Ritchie’s bottom line is similar to my own, but with a single caveat.*
I’ve been running it since the first beta on my MacBook Pro and with the gold master, I put it on my iMac as well. It’s been working great on both and, given the improvements to security alone; it would be in everyone’s best interests to upgrade as quickly as possible.
Based on both popular sentiment and the narrative from the last year, it’s clear that following a series of redesigns and re-architectures, everyone needed a moment to settle and breathe again. A “Snow Leopard moment”. El Cap gives us that, but like Snow Leopard it also gives us much more.
It moves the Mac forward, not by the leaps and bounds of some previous years, but steadily and surely.
*We’re heavy Adobe users in our Manhattan office and Creative Suite seems to have a few problems on El Capitan, too.