- Oct 23, 2015
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has anyone gone to catalina and what is your take ....currently on sierra and like it....( tired of moving and getting used to a new school )
Hi Dennis - well, a number of members are using older macOs versions for reasons you mention, which may be: 1) Your hardware is dated and cannot accept the newer versions (see below); 2) You're happy w/ the current features and not interested in the updates; and 3) Security updates are still being offered by Apple for your older macOS (IMPORTANT!); and likely other reasons could be added.has anyone gone to catalina and what is your take ....currently on sierra and like it....( tired of moving and getting used to a new school )
Hi Charlie - this 32-bit issue will likely be a topic of discussion here - last year when updating my 3 macOS machines to Mojave, I 'cleaned out' a number of the 32-bit apps, but just looked on my 2 laptops (screen captures below show the remaining non-64-bit software remaining) - on both laptops, there are two 'Apple' listings (one has a 64-bit version as noted, the other not); on the MBPro, two Google listings are present w/o 64-bit equivalents - not sure how to delete these, if even necessary? Finally on the Pro is a 32-bit LaCie app which I do not use (have a LaCie SSD for BU of this laptop), however, the LaCie Backup Utility which is used is 64-bit (not sure if the two are interdependent - doubt). I don't feel there is much to do here when I upgrade to Catalina? DaveBig thing to remember about macOS Catalina before upgrading is that it will no longer run 32 bit apps. If you have 32 bit apps that you use and do not want to replace or stop using, then it's probably best to not upgrade.
Thanks Jake - I did move on to Photos but iPhoto is just a leftover that I'll delete - as to Trim Enabler, the app was not working (as you state), but a new version is available below - not sure if this is compatible w/ the upcoming Catalina? BTW, on the GO64 app, the by an entry means mainly a 64-bit app w/ some minor 32-bit components implying that the app would likely work in Catalina, I guess their assumption? DaveiPhoto was the predecessor to Photos. You should have moved to Photos a long time ago. If so, iPhoto is not important.
Trim Enabler won't work now because of Mojave security. Again, not important.
For some reason, I've had it stuck in my mind that neither of my Macs would be compatible with Catalina (late-2012 iMac and mid-2012 MBA), so I'm relieved to see they actually are compatible and I have more time to save for a new Mac!
I installed it last night Dennis. And it's a buggy beta update.Did anyone here just get a new Beta?
Same here! Wow. That folder threw me for a loop! I had just woken up and was still 1/2 asleep!I installed it last night Dennis. And it's a buggy beta update.
First, it would not automatically reboot the machine and hung up 2 times. I had to force quit both times. Finally, I was able to reboot manually and it installed.
After installation I noticed it created a folder on the desktop with a little arrow - (alias folder) and was labeled "Reclocated items". The items in the folder were all hidden items that are normally shown under the System Library (not user library).
I was tired and didn't go through my normal item by item checklist but I suspect that the entire beta update may be a bit buggy. I'll try to check it out completely later on today when I have time.