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Apple macOS Mojave

Old 9th Dec 2018, 22:26
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Apple macOS Mojave

My computer wants me to upgrade to macOS Mojave. Has anybody done this? Is it any good?
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Old 9th Dec 2018, 22:43
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Still on Sierra here, but you could have a look here, maybe even join the forum:
mac4mac.co.uk ? View topic - macOS 10.14 Mojave
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 11:43
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Many Thanks MightyGem. I might hold off for a while.....(If it isn't broken don't mend it).
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 11:52
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Upgraded MacBook Air, clean install on a MacBook Pro. Usual smooth process, but there's nothing that is a significant improvement on High Sierra
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 13:40
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Runs without any issues on my 2012 MacBook Pro. I have had it installed since it was first released, no problems so far.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 14:20
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I waited a week or two to see if there were any adverse comments on the internet. There weren't so I installed it on my iMac. No problems with the install and no problems to date after the install. This was about a month ago.

You ask is it any good? No doubt it has some new features but I am not inclined to activate them. To me, operationally, the iMac is precisely the same as it was before I performed the change.
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 20:32
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Originally Posted by yellowtriumph View Post
To me, operationally, the iMac is precisely the same as it was before I performed the change.
What's the point of that? Surely the whole idea of an Upgrade is that you can no longer get the computer to do what you want?

It'll never catch on.

Still on Win 7:-)
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Old 10th Dec 2018, 22:34
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Thank you all for your help. Appreciated.
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Old 11th Dec 2018, 15:44
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Originally Posted by jimjim1 View Post
What's the point of that? Surely the whole idea of an Upgrade is that you can no longer get the computer to do what you want?
You've found the fundamental difference between the Microsoft approach and the Apple approach!

(Still running a Win 7 machine at home, but keeping my MacBook updated to the latest version at all times...)
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Old 12th Dec 2018, 07:00
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It seems that Apple software updates these days concentrate on new emojis and stupid gifs. I'm now on 10.14.2 on my Macbook which includes an update from last week. What annoyed me more is the update IOS 12.1.1 last week for the iphone/ipad which deleted the ability to use your Apple wallet. This meant phone calls to banks to reactivate the wallet. Many said that their call centres are overloaded due to this problem. But the update included yet more emojis!!!
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Old 14th Dec 2018, 19:24
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Same question here

Among the various boxen I have, my MacMini (late 2012) with a 4-core 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB main memory
256GB SSD System disk and 1GB HDD Data disk is humming along quite nicely on High Sierra 10.13.6

[XP in a sandboxed Parallels VM for the odd legacy Windows app I can't do without]

Should I upgrade to Mojave? I have an Android phone so no iPhone advantage.

I know I can always reimage if it all goes phut but.....

Advice?

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Old 15th Dec 2018, 15:01
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A couple of points from the Nov edition of MacWorld may be of interest. One was about reduced support for 32-bit apps, this being the last OS to support them. The other was something to do not being able to find or download older installers from within Mojave - so if you think there may be a need to go back to High Sierra or Sierra you may want to ensure that you have saved a copy of the installers before you upgrade to Mojave.
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 10:54
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Originally Posted by Mac the Knife View Post
Same question here

Among the various boxen I have, my MacMini (late 2012) with a 4-core 2,3 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB main memory
256GB SSD System disk and 1GB HDD Data disk is humming along quite nicely on High Sierra 10.13.6

[XP in a sandboxed Parallels VM for the odd legacy Windows app I can't do without]

Should I upgrade to Mojave? I have an Android phone so no iPhone advantage.

I know I can always reimage if it all goes phut but.....

Advice?

Mac

Advice - tricky? I just switch the iMac on, use it for what I need and switch it off. It always works fine for me. Maybe if you’re the kind of user who likes to poke around the insides of the machine and perform more exotic ‘functions’ then you may take a different view.

As I understand it Mojave’s an optional upgrade and not a software update.
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Old 16th Dec 2018, 17:20
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"As I understand it Mojave’s an optional upgrade and not a software update."

Pls explain..

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Old 17th Dec 2018, 13:38
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Originally Posted by Mac the Knife View Post
"As I understand it Mojave’s an optional upgrade and not a software update."

Pls explain..

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I like to think that software updates are to correct known software issues/problems/bugs, whereas software upgrades are to introduce new features (which may themselves introduce new software issues/problems/bugs!). That's why I waited couple of weeks before installing Mojave - to see if anyone had reported any issues.

Having installed Mojave I have not knowingly used any of the new features as they seemed superfluous for me, I only did it because on those few occasions I contact Apple Support they generally like you to be running the latest software version for obvious reasons. Just my thoughts of course, I am not a software professional.

Edited to add. I've just performed a routine 'check I have the latest software on my iMac' procedure'. I am currently running 10.14.1, the iMac is telling me that an update is available for my iMac to run 10.14.2. I can't cutnpaste why the update is necessary as it won't let me, but it says that it will improve the stability of the software etc etc. So I would say this is an 'update' rather than an 'upgrade'.
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 06:30
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It might be me but all these Apple sofware updates do is just pile in new stupid emojis that can dance all over your screen. Oh yes Mojave has the ability to go into night mode when it gets dark. It's still dark now at 6.30 and the sun is shining bright over the desert wallpaper!!!
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Old 18th Dec 2018, 10:14
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Software development is a never ending story, and unfortunately the development of various nasty bits of software is also continuously ongoing. When you signed up for the Apple ecosystem by purchasing one of their products, you also got the option to make use of the various updates/upgrades that Apple continuously provides (at no added cost, at least for the past few years) to stay abreast of current developments and to provide new features. Not all of these new features may appeal to you and perhaps the new emojis do get a bit too much press, but there are actually some useful bits in there once you dig a bit deeper. I for one am happy with the new continuity feature that lets you use your iPhone to quickly insert an image into a presentation or document. The other big thing for me is that I know that my Mac is using the latest and best version to keep any bugs and unwanted issues away. I often get colleagues complaining about the fact that some bit of software is not doing what they want it to, and when you investigate, you find that they're running an outdated version of the operating system without ever having updated a single bit of software over the past five years. To me that is the same thing as driving your car for five years without a single bit of maintenance and complaining about 'that strange sound in the engine'.
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