This could be the most straight forward MacOS update I have ever performed (I have been doing them since System 7.5 ).
This time all three machines (iMac, MBP and MBA) worked first time with no dramas. As always the first thing I did was a full TimeMachine back-up (I have been burnt before) and then downloaded a copy of the Yosemite install from the AppStore. Rather than do an in-place upgrade I always do a clean installation, for the last three releases I have used the excellent DiskMaker X (or Lion Disk Maker as it used to be known) . Once I have a USB installer I rebooted into the USB disk and then erased my primary hard drive using the disk utility, which is always a fun moment.
Once the new system had installed and I have logged in the first thing I do is install the Command Line Tools , once they are installed Brew can be installed and then Cask …….
ruby -e “$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" brew doctor brew install caskroom/cask/brew-cask
Now its time for the none AppStore software ….
brew cask install onepassword brew cask install spotify brew cask install sublime-text brew cask install github brew cask install libreoffice brew cask install virtualbox brew cask install skype brew cask install panic-unison brew cask install vagrant brew cask install vyprvpn brew cask install omnigraffle brew cask install alfred brew cask install sketch brew cask install codekit mv ~/Applications/* /Applications/ brew cask install adobe-creative-cloud open /opt/homebrew-cask/Caskroom/adobe-creative-cloud/latest brew tap homebrew/binary brew install packer brew install tree sudo easy_install Pygments sudo easy_install stormssh sudo gem install jekyll sudo gem install github-pages
Finally open the AppStore & install the rest ….
open /Applications/App\ Store.app
…. other than putting the Apps in the dock and actually adding licenses etc that was it.
The only real issue I had was that the machine needed a reboot to kick iCloud Drive into life. The only thing I don’t like so far about the visual update to goto in the the Mini player in iTunes 12 you have to hover over the artwork in the player, which is ok. However, to return to the main window you have to click the window close icon which just feels wrong.
I suppose one little annoyance out of such a major update isn’t bad going, but grrrrrrr.