OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica Review - John Siracusa

OS X 10.10 Yosemite: The Ars Technica Review

By John Siracusa

  • Release Date: 2014-10-16
  • Genre: Operating Systems
Score: 5
From 258 Ratings


Yosemite is a milestone in the development of OS X, a product that John Siracusa has been reviewing for Ars Technica since 1999.  Learn what’s new in Yosemite: iOS integration, Extensions, application changes, iCloud Drive, and, of course, the bold new look.  This is not a how-to guide; it’s a review of the operating system that explores the technologies and philosophies behind the features, all within the historical context of the Mac platform.


  • Thoroughly enjoyable

    By areitz
    I have been reading John's Mac OS X reviews since the beginning, and they never fail to disappoint. John's Yosemite review lives up to the high standards of his last work. If you're curious about Apple's latest operating system, this book is $5 well spent.
  • Thank you, John

    By longstinger
    Siracusa sets the gold standard for operating system reviews. It's a shame that other operating systems seem not to ignite the kind of passion that OSX does in John. When he retires from doing this labor of love, the void may never be filled. Enjoy his labor while you can.
  • The definitive review

    By fullerc
    Always on point, John nails it again.
  • Amazingly well done

    By theevanshow
    John Siracusa has given so much good analysis of OS X over the years, and this is no exception.
  • The Quinessential OS X Review!

    By DMan2348
    This book is the quinessentail OS X Review from one of the smartest and knowledgeable guys on the planet… and of course, I’m talking about Mr. Siracusa. If you want to REALLY get to know the inner-workings and understand the most notebable new features of OS X Yosemite, then this book is for you. For my money there is no one more capable and more knowledgable when it comes to understanding not only the newest features of OS X but the history behind it and what it means. In short, GET THIS BOOK!!! Its a no-brainer buy. Seriously… A no brainer.
  • Always a great read at new OS launch time!

    By steeler491
    John put another great review together this year and I'm glad to have made time to read it. I personally enjoyed the Swift details!
  • Awesome sauce

    By grayedog
    Sure you can read it for free online but buy it because it's the right thing to do and maybe we can convince Mr. Siracusa to keep putting himself through hell every year to produce these epic reviews. 👍
  • A great in depth review as always

    By drakino
    John's reviews of the OS help provide just the right amount of depth to give the reader an idea what is new with every release. This year in particular, the section on Swift helps explain this new cornerstone to Apple software development. Well worth the read for anyone interested in the new OS X release.
  • Thank you!

    By iTunesClouder
    for your work of art.
  • Thanks

    By 🍐🍋🍊🍎🍇
    Thanks for your hard work. Really :)