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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    If you want, you can re-download GIMP from here, https://download.gimp.org/mirror/pub/gimp/v2.8/osx/, to make sure you get the 64bit version you need.
    Thanks for the link but unfortunately it confirms the problem that the files from GIMP contain both 32 and 64 bit installations. It is suggested on the GIMP site that the appropriate app will be installed based on the OS but of course Sierra will run both 32 and 64 bit software and there is no way, that I can find, to establish what has actually been installed.

    Of course if, and when, Apple abandon 32 bit I will then know what has been installed if it doesn't work and reinstalling it should ensure a 64 bit installation

    Thanks again for your help.

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    Further research into GIMP suggests that the installation automatically selects 32 or 64 bit according to the Mac OS being used BUT there doesn't seem to be a way of finding out what it decided
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    I think it would be pretty safe to say you got the 64-bit installer version, especially if your installer file was named:
    gimp-2.8.22-x86_64.dmg

    The x86 part is basically saying it's specifically for Intel based Macs and the 64 is pretty obvious as being a 64-bit version.

    Heck, if it works, use it.

    And AFAIC, one often doesn't need to be running the latest OS especially if some apps one needs no longer works. If and when that time arrives.




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    Heck, if it works, use it.


    .....and it does, very well indeed. I look forward to it continuing to work with High Sierra's successor.

    Thanks for your input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by filipeduardovic View Post
    I have a Macbook Pro vintage 2008 which, on the one hand, was too ancient to accept Sierra. On the other hand, put an SSD in the machine. If High Sierra "likes" SSDs, is it plausible to hope that the Pro can "digest" High Sierra, or are there other considerations?
    If your Mac isn't officially supported by High Sierra I wouldn't even try installing it. The macOS includes files that are necessary for hardware in various models to work properly. If Apple didn't intend for High Sierra to be used on your model of Mac, then it's likely that even if you got it to run, that something would break. Typically that's Wi-Fi, or your trackpad in the case of a laptop.

    Here is a Web page devoted to folks trying to get Sierra to run on Macs that don't support it:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/...hread.1977128/

    Sierra *may* run on your MBP with no issues.
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    On the other hand, put an SSD in the machine. If High Sierra "likes" SSDs, is it plausible to hope that the Pro can "digest" High Sierra, or are there other considerations?

    Lots of "other considerations" to be considered actually and I would have thought you would have figured that out already if you do much reading here and considering it says you've been a "Member Since: May 10, 2011".

    And then there's one other big consideration to take into account, and that one other thing is called "MONEY"!!!




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