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OS preference
Posted by: nwyaker
Date: February 13, 2021 11:08AM
Upgrading from Sierra due to 3rd party software requirements. Need to have High Sierra or Mojave or Catalina. What say you ?
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Re: OS preference
Posted by: Robert M
Date: February 13, 2021 11:30AM
nwyaker,

If you're totally done with 32-bit applications and/or everything you use is compatible with Catalina, considering going with it. If you're in my situation and still require apps that are 32-bit and/or are incompatible with Catalina (and newer), go for Mojave. This assumes everything you're using is compatible with Mojave. The usual precautions apply.

Backup prior to moving to the new OS.I always perform a full clone backup prior to upgrading the OS. That way, if something goes wrong, it's super easy to restore the machine to its pre-upgrade configuration. I moved to Mojave quite a while go. I have a clone backup of my current configuration and still have clone backups of High Sierra, Sierra and El Capitan. 'course, the older clones are on platter drives which I stopped using some time ago. Still have them, though.

Robert
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Re: OS preference
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 13, 2021 11:40AM
What Mac? SSD? How much RAM?

Do you use lots of older software? MS Office? Adobe CS apps? Quicken/Quickbooks?

How do you feel about change?

New Mac in the near future?

High Sierra at least.



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Re: OS preference
Posted by: nwyaker
Date: February 13, 2021 11:41AM
Thanks Robert. Install will be on USB3 external, so not mucking up other OS.
This drive dedicated to one application.
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Re: OS preference
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: February 13, 2021 11:47AM
I prefer Ubuntu anymore.



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Re: OS preference
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 13, 2021 11:56AM
Must be a pretty special app.





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Re: OS preference
Posted by: ka jowct
Date: February 13, 2021 12:11PM
The latest I am using is High Sierra. Still using mainly Sierra on my Mac Pro.



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Re: OS preference
Posted by: JoeM
Date: February 13, 2021 12:17PM
Catalina has been great for me, no issues. I should point out I don’t use mail and all my apps are approved for it.



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Re: OS preference
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: February 13, 2021 01:07PM
cMP & MBP (nr), all on Mojave. cMPs also have Sierra & HS on seperate
SSDs.



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Re: OS preference
Posted by: hal
Date: February 13, 2021 03:59PM
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nwyaker
Upgrading from Sierra due to 3rd party software requirements. Need to have High Sierra or Mojave or Catalina. What say you ?

I say it depends entirely on the computer model, the hardware installed and the software want to use.
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Re: OS preference
Posted by: nwyaker
Date: February 13, 2021 07:39PM
Thanks all for the input - giving HS a try for now. MBP 2012 i7, 16 GB, non Retina, SSD.



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Re: OS preference
Posted by: Rolando
Date: February 14, 2021 09:34AM
I'm on Mojave for MS Office 14 (mainly Excel).

Just looked it up. Its 2010! That is a long run!



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Re: OS preference
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 14, 2021 05:17PM
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Rolando
Just looked it up. Its 2010! That is a long run!

Huh?



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