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    Upgrade to Mac OS High Sierra ?.
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    Upgrade to Mac OS High Sierra ?.
    Hi,
    I have the option of upgrading from Mac OS Sierra to Mac OS High Sierra, What do you guys recommend is it beneficial to do the upgrade or stay with OS Sierra ?.
    John.

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    Upgrade to Mac OS High Sierra ?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy676 View Post
    Hi,
    I have the option of upgrading from Mac OS Sierra to Mac OS High Sierra, What do you guys recommend is it beneficial to do the upgrade or stay with OS Sierra ?.
    John.


    Make up a graph with columns for your pro and con reasons to upgrade or not and you'll get your answer.

    And that includes support for your peripherals like AIO printers/scanners etc.

    And BTW, don't expect a more recent macOS upgrade to fix any problems you might be having with your current Mac OS Sierra.





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    Upgrade to Mac OS High Sierra ?.
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    It probably doesn't matter much if you stay with 10.12 or upgrade to 10.13
    Now if you were on, say 10.9, there might be some temporary reasons for staying with it.
    Eventually, upgrading to the latest is inevitable. Your hardware will not last forever. Your browser options will become poor; security issues will abound. Your apps will not do things the newer versions you will be required to upgrade to can do. The longer you wait, the more it will cost you to upgrade apps all at once, instead of piecemeal as each one becomes obsolete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy676 View Post
    Hi,
    I have the option of upgrading from Mac OS Sierra to Mac OS High Sierra, What do you guys recommend is it beneficial to do the upgrade or stay with OS Sierra ?.
    John.
    What I would suggest is...download High Sierra ASAP...before it disappears from the Apple servers. Which it will do...once the next macOS (Mojave) is released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    What I would suggest is...download High Sierra ASAP...before it disappears from the Apple servers. Which it will do...once the next macOS (Mojave) is released.

    - Nick

    Good point and suggestion, and then make sure to keep a copy safe and maybe use it to update an existing clone, but do so in another partition or an external drive, and treat it like a BETA OS X and test it.

    That would leave the older version intact and easy to go back to using.




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    @toMACsh
    Now if you were on, say 10.9, there might be some temporary reasons for staying with it.

    Hmmm… ??? Would you perhaps be referring to some people like myself??




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    In case anyone is interested (in regards to macOS installers)...here's how I organize it (in my "Applications" folder)...and backed up externally.

    Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 11.01.11 AM.png

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    In case anyone is interested (in regards to macOS installers)...here's how I organize it (in my "Applications" folder)...and backed up externally.

    I do a similar thing but keep them in an "Installer Stuff" folder, that keeps my Applications Folder less cluttered.
    As probably noticed, I don't have all the latest "COMBO Updates" included.

    PS: Personal reminder for Nick — must delete Lion and Yosemite, God awful OSs and will never be installed/used again I'm sure.

    PPS: Bulleted name for visibility:

    Screen Shot 2018-07-17 at 10.03.12 AM.png




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    Upgrade to Mac OS High Sierra ?.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    I do a similar thing but keep them in an "Installer Stuff" folder, that keeps my Applications Folder less cluttered.
    As probably noticed, I don't have all the latest "COMBO Updates" included.
    Even better organized!

    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    PS: Personal reminder for Nick — must delete Lion and Yosemite, God awful OSs and will never be installed/used again I'm sure.
    I keep 'em all just in case. Plus I have older computers floating around that these version's just might be the newest version they can run.

    My main message to everyone is...whether you decide to install an OS version now or later (or not at all)...download it BEFORE a new OS version is released. Apple removes the previous version from the Apple servers when a new OS version is released. If you never downloaded an OS version before...then you won't be able to when the new version is released. But...if you did download a previous OS version...then it will be in your downloads area should you need to download it again.

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    Many thanks for the replies much appreciated.

    John.

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    My main message to everyone is...whether you decide to install an OS version now or later (or not at all)...download it BEFORE a new OS version is released.
    And very good advice, and I just got an old retired friend to do just that and the latest COMBO Updates that he has now got safely storred away.

    And he did so even though he's on a 15Mbps max download speed connection. But he's a late-70s old retired Canadian Army colonel with a fair bit of patience.




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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    But he's a late-70s old retired Canadian Army colonel with a fair bit of patience.
    Aren't we all supposed to get more patient as we get older (at least compared to our youth)? lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Aren't we all supposed to get more patient as we get older (at least compared to our youth)? lol

    - Nick

    lmao.gif Something like that, or just too tired to get too excited, but of course there are some exceptions…

    old geezers.jpg





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    Aren't we all supposed to get more patient as we get older?
    I think we all become patients. Something breaks down, something falls off............

    (But then you could wonder - does a bad tempered Doctor lose his patients?)

    Ian
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