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    A First Look at macOS Catalina
    macOS Catalina, the new Mac operating system, was announced at WWDC 2019. It has so many new features and changes to existing ones, that it really can’t be summed up in just one article. So, we’re going to start by telling you how you can get your hands on macOS Catalina, and then we’ll tell...
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    A First Look at macOS Catalina
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    The article linked to is a good overview of what's coming to Catalina -- especially if, like me, you haven't viewed the recent WWDC keynote yet.
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    A First Look at macOS Catalina
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    I'm waiting for the public beta to be released. How about you Sly, are you going to test it?

    I've got a real fast Samsung T5 USB-C SSD that I'm going to use to test Catalina. I'm anxious to know how some of my apps are going to run with it.

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    A First Look at macOS Catalina
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    I'll be jumping on that grenade as soon as it's released. I almost payed the developer fee but decided that was ridiculous.

    I haven't decided whether I will run it on partition on my boot drive or put it on a USB drive. I almost bought a SSD recently for things like that but I don't really have an enclosure fast enough to really make use of the speed.
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    I beta tested Mojave on a USB 3 connected HDD and although a bit slower it booted okay. Obviously an SSD would have been better but not essential to test the new features.


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    A First Look at macOS Catalina
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    For the last few years I've run the betas in either one of two ways:
    1. On my main (boot) drive (with a clone of the previous OS on a secondary external drive of course).
    2, With the beta on an external drive as you do. As you say it doesn't give you a true picture of speed but does allow testing the features.
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    Apple should be announcing the public beta sometime next week. I'm going to do testing using my Samsung T5 SSD which connects via USB-C. Should be fast enough although I'm not concerned with speed as much as I am with compatibility of several apps that I use.

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    Looking forward to the testing.

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