“I always recommend that my readers be careful about new operating systems, to take the process seriously,” Gene Steinberg writes for The Tech Night Owl.

“I wouldn’t assume that Sierra is going to be the perfect experience for everyone. There are far too many variables, so it’s best to prepare for something to go wrong and have a backup. It is also a good idea to check online and see what sort of problems others are reporting,” Steinberg writes. “While almost anything can happen to someone, if you see a number of Mac users describing a specific problem, it has to be taken seriously, even if it may not impact your setup.”

” I read one article suggesting the onset of Wi-Fi connection glitches. This takes us back to OS X Yosemite, which produced similar problems for many people until it was finally resolved not long before its successor, El Capitan arrived. I wouldn’t assume the causes are the same, or how many people are affected,” Steinberg writes. “Even though Sierra doesn’t have that many new or changed features compared to previous releases, there are enough under-the-hood alterations to cause trouble. So it doesn’t hurt to check the App Store or the sites run by the developers of your work-critical apps to see whether there are any problems with Sierra [before upgrading].”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Good advice. Check online about how your critical apps are working with new OSes and always, always, always back up first!

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