100+ new features in macOS High Sierra

“Say hello to macOS High Sierra, Apple’s newest operating system update for Macs,” Andrew O’Hara writes for iDownload Blog. “Whether you’re on an iMac or one of the Touch Bar-outfitted MacBook Pro models, there is a lot to love in this latest release of Apple’s desktop operating system.”

“This possibly may be the biggest macOS update to date, though not all of it is visible on the surface,” O’Hara writes. “We’ve been very impressed so far with macOS High Sierra.”

O’Hara writes, “Overall, it feels like a standout release that has reasons to exist beyond iOS, especially with Apple having put a lot of effort into optimizations for power users and pros that use their machines day in and day out.”

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  1. Great! But… this won’t run on my Mac Pro (Early 2008).

    Yes, I understand that Apple can not support Macs from the dawn of time (kidding) but… where’s the cheese-grater for 2017? Yanno’, a simple tan or grey box with lots of room and easy access for RAM upgrades, hard drive upgrades, video card upgrades… along with lots of HDMI (and other) connections? They could at least offer a read-write DVD as well. I still have use for those.

    I’m retired, on a fixed income and do not want to purchase a Mac that can not be upgraded over time because everything is soldered in.

    And before I’m asked, yes, I own an iPhone 5s (introduced September 2013) that’s all soldered in. I purchased from my son who upgraded to iPhone 7, had all sorts of trouble, replacements, etc. 5s still works for me though I may upgrade it in this next cycle for speed (and maybe the OS) as I read the positive and negative reviews. Owning one soldered computer at a time is enough.

    So yes, I’d like to use the soon-to-be-released macOS High Sierra. However I am not about to invest a ton of money in what will be a closed box, incapable of hardware upgrade.

  2. I agree, I understand that Apple can’t support hardware forever, but I have Sierra hacked and running fine on my 2009 MacPro. No reason Apple can’t still support the models that they are not. My 2009 MacBook Pro was running fine as well this way. I got a new 15″ Macbook Pro and running natively now. Miss my 17″ screen though!

    1. What kind of hacking did you have to do to run Sierra on a 2009 Mac Pro? It installed on all of ours just fine without any tricks.

      That said, I’d love to see a new expandable Pro model, maybe along with some officially-supported high-end gaming video cards. NVidia has drivers for 9×0 and 10×0 cards, but they are sloppy and buggy and unsupported.

  3. What ubiquitous Apps will not be supported – meaning will not work at all under High Sierra?

    Will my 2 generation old Photoshop not work?
    Will my MS Word / Excel not work without upgrades? (Sorry folks, Excel lite and MS Word lite apps won’t cut it with international languages and monetary exchanges sheets I have to use at times. )

    I am concerned about this. One or two major app upgrades will be OK but the new 64 bit none backwards compatible new file system will destroy 90% of my apps.

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