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Chris Maunder11-Oct-15 7:33
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I've spent a day trying to transfer an apple machine from my old laptop to a less old iMac.

I try to "Restore from Time Machine" but it keeps saying the time machine disk is in use. It's always in use. I have to resort to physically unplugging the time machine just to ensure that it's not being locked - even though the only machine using it is unplugged.

I get it started. 40hrs to transfer, so I ditch the WiFi and switched to ethernet. And then had to reboot everything to get it to connect to the ethernet port. Overnight it transfers and everything's fine - except it's not.

iPhoto thinks that I've not synced a single photo from my iPhone and so wants to sync everything again. I try and sync with iTunes and iTunes suddenly doesn't know anything about Photos - it keeps wanting to sync with Aperture (you know - that app that's been killed off and replaced by Photos?).

So update, reboot, update - while constantly - never-endingly - entering my iCloud password and iMac password every single time. The irony kills me[^]. Except it doesn't actually seem to remember my password. So I just keep adding it, and OK'ing and on we go.

The El Capitan update was interupted when I switched from Wifi to Ethernet and it never resumed - just sat their "Waiting" - even after I rebooted (downloaded the installer onto a separate machine and then manually updated.

The main issue is that it's not smooth. Not even vaguely. I'm constantly back-tracking and trying new ways to get something done. Updates aren't working and I get "This item isn't available at this time" so I wait, reboot, do something else, try again. Connecting to remote disks is beyond painfully slow. Reboots take forever. Getting updates is hit and miss.

And then I switch to my Windows 10 machine and it all just works. Very, very quickly, very smoothly.

I used to dread setting up Windows machines and love setting up Macs - and now it's totally opposite. The Mac experience due to their software and inability to handle networking and timeouts sensibly is just beyond painful.

I'm on the Latest And Greatest Apple OSs on everything, and it's all just not working.

I'm only really on Mac's because the hardware is so nice and so fast. I enjoy switching to MacOS, and in some cases need to (eg synching my iDevices). Maybe it's time to admit it's just not working and break up. That Surface 4 is looking mighty svelte...
cheers
Chris Maunder

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