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    @rainbowcat:

    You didn't look hard enough. Please use the search function to check to see if there is already a thread on the same subject before posting a new thread. As you can see there is already a thread 4 pages long. I moved your post to the end of it. You can read thru this entire thread to learn about what was said about High Sierra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbowcat View Post
    I'm getting a bit shy about updates, but haven't heard of issues with High Sierra. ... are there concerns with the update? I'm not seeing issues posted here...
    As with all major updates to the MacOS, a number of folks who upgrade via a simple upgrade install instead of a clean install have been reporting a nasty decrease in performance. I highly recommend a clean install.

    Some folks with non-Apple SSD's have had problems with High Sierra and should wait until the manufacturer of their SSD offers a firmware update for High Sierra.

    If you use any major disk utility/disk repair software (e.g. Disk Warrior, TechTool Pro, etc.) you should not use any of these products with High Sierra until you get an update specifically for High Sierra, or *very bad things* can happen.

    As always with a major new version of the MacOS, I recommend waiting for the point-two update before considering upgrading.
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    I did a simple upgrade install and my MBP seems to be just a bit quicker in performance. Just wanted to have one other voice in that discussion. As usual, YMMV.

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    I also did an upgrade install on my late 2014 Mac mini with a non Apple Crucial SSD and didn’t experience an issue, except my self imposed issue.
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    Also upgraded in place on my iMac. I think performance has improved slightly. Mission Control animations are a lot smoother than they were before - Metal 2 is making a big difference. I did encounter two bugs though - a few days ago, the iMac crashed entirely (presumably caused by a kernel panic) after I tried booting up one of my VirtualBox VMs. Other than that, I have an accessibility option enabled in System Preferences that allows me to zoom in on any part of the screen - a few days ago after I zoomed in, I couldn't zoom back out - it just froze there. Had to force shut down. Other than these two incidents, it has otherwise been a stable upgrade.

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    Wow - thanks! Half the apps I use for teaching technology integration won't run in High Sierra. Greatly appreciate all this info!

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    We have found that folks who have problems with an in place upgrade were also very likely to have existing problems before they upgraded. Many folks erroneously believe that installing a new version of macOS is going to cure whatever that was ailing their machine. Sometimes a new version of macOS does cure things that were not right, but the majority of times it does not and in fact can make matters worse.

    We do recommend that before upgrading you check to see if all your apps will be compatible and especially look for any notices from Apple about the upgrade. Personally, I have been doing in place upgrades on all my machines and have only run into one problem long ago. And that was when I upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard, I had to do a clean install because of kernel panics after the in place upgrade. I never did figure out what was causing it but the clean install of Snow Leopard worked. As the saying goes... your mileage may vary.

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    Personally, I have been doing in place upgrades on all my machines and have only run into one problem long ago. And that was when I upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard, I had to do a clean install because of kernel panics after the in place upgrade.

    I have to agree with this but man, can you actually recall those details that far back???

    Anyway, if and when some small goofy things might happen, running the appropriate Mac OS X COMBO Update often sorted things out.




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