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generation next?!.....Apple releases ---> macOS Mojave.....
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: September 24, 2018 12:05PM
....today.......compatible machines are listed below....


Apple Releases macOS Mojave With Dark Mode, Stacks, Dynamic Desktop and More

....Apple today released the newest version of its operating system for Macs, macOS Mojave, to the public. macOS Mojave is a free download that's available today for anyone who has a compatible Mac, and it comes after 11 rounds of betas.

macOS Mojave introduces a new method of installing software updates, and it can be downloaded by opening up System Preferences and choosing the "Software Update" option.

macOS Mojave is a significant update to macOS, introducing a new systemwide Dark Mode, with Mojave users able to choose between a light theme or the new dark theme, which changes the color of the dock, menu bar, apps, and other elements.

Dark Mode is accompanied by Dynamic Desktops, aka wallpapers that subtly change throughout the day to mimic the progress of the sun across the sky outside.

In the afternoon, for example, the lighting of the Mojave Desert wallpaper is at its peak brightness and the image of the desert is depicted as it would be if you visited it in the daytime with well-lit sand dunes and a bright blue sky.

At night, the sky in the wallpaper shifts to darker blue to reflect that it's now evening. The shift between daytime and nighttime happens gradually over the course of the day, so you'll see subtle changes each time you look at your Mac's display. It's a neat new feature that can be enabled in the Desktop & Screensaver section of preferences.

macOS Mojave also includes Stacks, a new desktop organization system that keeps desktop files neat and organized to cut down on clutter. The Finder window has been enhanced with a new Gallery View for previewing larger versions of photos and documents, a Sidebar for easier navigation, a revamped Quick Look option for quick document editing, and Quick Actions, so you can do more in the Finder window than ever before.

Screenshots that you take on the Mac can now be edited using built-in Markup tools and a new management options that also allow for easy screen recording. Continuity camera, a useful new feature, allows you to import photos and document scans directly from an iPhone or iPad to the Mac.

The Apple News, Stocks, Home, and Voice Memos apps have been ported from iOS to macOS as part of a multiyear project Apple is working on to make it easier to bring iOS apps to Macs, and Apple has introduced several new privacy protections to keep your data safer than ever.

Apple is also making it harder for websites to track you with a range of new Safari tools, and it's also easier to make and store secure, hard-to-guess passwords for each and every website.

Apple has added an entirely revamped Mac App Store to macOS Mojave that makes it easier to discover apps with a featured section and specific categories for games, creative apps, productivity apps, apps for developers, and more.

macOS Mojave was initially supposed to include a Group FaceTime feature that includes support for chatting with up to 32 people at one time, but it was removed in the macOS Mojave beta and will be introduced in a future Mojave update.

macOS Mojave drops support for many older Macs compared to macOS High Sierra and it is compatible primarily with machines manufactured in 2012 or later. A full list of Macs that can run Mojave is below:

MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
iMac Pro (2017)
Mac Pro (Late 2013, plus mid 2010 and mid 2012 models with recommended Metal-capable GPU)


For more details on all of the features included in macOS Mojave, make sure to check out our macOS Mojave roundup.



don't upgrade yet.............?!



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Re: generation next?!.....Apple releases ---> macOS Mojave.....
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 24, 2018 12:24PM
Downloading now... 5.7 GB, says "12 minutes". Going to take a 2012 13" MBP from Sierra to Mojave. 8 GB ram and a 500 GB SSD.



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Re: generation next?!.....Apple releases ---> macOS Mojave.....
Posted by: testcase
Date: September 24, 2018 01:13PM
Looks like my 17"MBP has reached the end of its' road (even though it was built in mid-2012).
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Re: generation next?!.....Apple releases ---> macOS Mojave.....
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 24, 2018 01:14PM
The download went fine, install took, 15 but restart and install say "35 mintues" Looks like close to an hour via battery power. Im 45 mintues in and it still says "11 mintues remaining"



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Re: generation next?!.....Apple releases ---> macOS Mojave.....
Posted by: Microman
Date: September 24, 2018 02:42PM
I have a MacBook Pro 13 Inch, Mis 2012, but Software update says there is None.

Currently on High Sierra, 10.13.6



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Re: generation next?!.....Apple releases ---> macOS Mojave.....
Posted by: jdc
Date: September 24, 2018 02:47PM
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Microman
I have a MacBook Pro 13 Inch, Mis 2012, but Software update says there is None.

Currently on High Sierra, 10.13.6

I had to search for it.



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Re: generation next?!.....Apple releases ---> macOS Mojave.....
Posted by: numbered
Date: September 24, 2018 02:49PM
From the ars review of Mojave (which Cunningham says he likes), it says that a mid-2012 should be OK:

"Mojave’s hardware support list is considerably shorter than Sierra’s or High Sierra’s. Mojave requires support for the Metal graphics API, which means dumping most Macs made before 2012 (with the exception of 2010 and 2012 Mac Pros that can be upgraded with newer Metal-compatible GPUs). Here’s the full list:

MacBook (Early 2015 or newer)
MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or newer)
MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or newer)
Mac mini (Late 2012 or newer)
iMac (Late 2012 or newer)
iMac Pro (2017)
Mac Pro (Late 2013, plus mid 2010 and mid 2012 models with Metal-capable GPUs)"
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Re: generation next?!.....Apple releases ---> macOS Mojave.....
Posted by: Altered Horizons
Date: September 24, 2018 04:33PM
dosdude has released a macOS patcher that will allow Mojave to run on some older Macs. Here's a link to the user guide:

macOS Mojave Patcher

- Early-2008 or newer Mac Pro, iMac, or MacBook Pro:
- MacPro3,1
- MacPro4,1
- iMac8,1
- iMac9,1
- iMac10,x
- iMac11,x
- iMac12,x
- MacBookPro4,1
- MacBookPro5,x
- MacBookPro6,x
- MacBookPro7,1
- MacBookPro8,x

- Late-2008 or newer MacBook Air or Aluminum Unibody MacBook:
- MacBookAir2,1
- MacBookAir3,x
- MacBookAir4,x
- MacBook5,1

- Early-2009 or newer Mac Mini or white MacBook:
- Macmini3,1
- Macmini4,1
- Macmini5,x
- MacBook5,2
- MacBook6,1
- MacBook7,1

- Early-2008 or newer Xserve:
- Xserve2,1
- Xserve3,1

Be sure to read the Known Issues before installing, especially WiFi compatibility.

I'm planning on using this to install Mojave on an external test disk on my mid-2009 Macbook Pro, to play around with and test software I've written.

I used his patcher last year to install High Sierra and it went very smoothly and I was able to apply .x releases directly from the App Store.



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Re: generation next?!.....Apple releases ---> macOS Mojave.....
Posted by: space-time
Date: September 24, 2018 08:06PM
I read the list of issues, and the lack if graphics acceleration, probably no iSight, etc. is enough to turn me off. I will install sierra or H sierra and call it done.
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