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    Catalina ? Why do I need it ?
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    Catalina ? Why do I need it ?
    Just getting along fine with Mojave, so why the change ?

    What is lost by upgrading ?

    What is gained ?

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    Catalina ? Why do I need it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davowolf View Post
    Just getting along fine with Mojave, so why the change ?

    What is lost by upgrading ?

    What is gained ?
    No need to update if you're happy with Mojave and everything works.

    If you do update there are no guarantees and being a new OS it is often best left for a while to settle down with some supplemental updates.
    Peter - I used to be paranoid but now I just worry all the time

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    Catalina ? Why do I need it ?
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    Those are decisions everyone has to make for themself. We all use our tools differently, specific to our needs.
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    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Catalina ? Why do I need it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by davowolf View Post
    Just getting along fine with Mojave, so why the change ?

    What is lost by upgrading ?

    What is gained ?
    macOS Catalina is a major overhaul of the Operating System (OS). And I mean really big changes. Numerous sites on the web describing these. An equally large number of grumbles, complaints and rants.

    As stated, a personal choice. Strictly my opinion. You're happy. Stay happy. macOS Mojave will be supported for at least 3 years.

    Should you want to take the plunge, I'd wait till there is a .2 update before upgrading. The dust should have settled by then. My personal view, remember.

    Ian
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    Catalina ? Why do I need it ?
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    Thanks all, useful comments. I'll stay with Mojave for now then....

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    Stay no more than one version behind the current OS and you will be fine.
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    Catalina ? Why do I need it ?
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    Thanks all, useful comments. I'll stay with Mojave for now then....

    From what I have read, I would say you made a very good choice, especially considering some of the reviews of the latest Mac OS 15 Carolina are the most scathing of any reports I have ever read about Apple and their OS updates and upgrades.

    If there will be no benefits for you, or new features that you can actually use, why bother upgrading to an OS that has given so many so many problems, then just stay where you are.

    I'm still back and using Mac OS Mavericks 10.9.5 'cuz it retained several application features that I use that Apple removed from their later OS X versions.

    Actually, it's good to hear that your Mojave OS is working well for you. Many that could went back to the High Sierra OS that worked better for them.


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    Catalina ? Why do I need it ?
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    Thanks R and pm; sounds like the right plan.

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    Catalina ? Why do I need it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raz0rEdge View Post
    Stay no more than one version behind the current OS and you will be fine.
    I skipped from Snow Leopard to El Capitan when I bought a new Mini. All my vital signs are still good.

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