Prepare your Mac to upgrade to macOS 10.14 Mojave

“It’s that time again: another version of macOS is just around the corner,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Intego. “In less than two weeks, you’ll be able to upgrade your Mac to macOS Mojave.”

“The latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system is light on big, new features, but strong on under-the-hood enhancements,” McElhearn writes. “Should you upgrade to Mojave? Can you upgrade your Mac to Mojave? And how should you prepare for this big change?”

“All of Apple’s software will be compatible with Mojave from day one, and many major apps will as well. But there’s a possibility that one or more apps that you depend on won’t be. App developers have plenty of time to ensure the compatibility of their products, but, in some cases, they don’t work quickly enough, or it’s not possible to make their apps compatible,” McElhearn writes. “It is essential that you check to make sure that your apps are compatible.”

Much more in the full article here.

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13 Comments

    1. Heh, I’m still on Sierra. One of these days I guess. I could dupe my extra SSD and create an “updated” version of my startup drive to see what happens. I still use a bunch of older programs, CS5, for example, that I’m hanging on to until I’m forced – kicking and screaming – to update. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. YMMV 😉

      1. Understandable. The older I get the less apt I am to want to jump into upgrades immediately. If it’s not broken I’m not going to fix it. ☺️

        1. Yup, I’m still on El Capitan. But I’m going to jump to a “new” 2012 MacBook Pro soon, so I’ll finally take the days required to load the new OS, clone, then check every 3rd party app and utility and then decide if I upgrade or not.

          It is always a multi-day affair to check everything, do all the clones, add things, then finally move data. I know migration assistant works well, but not everything I have wants to be migrated, so I manage it manually.

  1. Mojave better not be released in two weeks!

    Currently, Mojave is in beta and that is a good thing! A very good thing!

    I have had crashes and slow performance in News, Photos and Preview.

    More importantly Mojave still has unfixed issues – (crashes, incorrect responses or just downright strange behavior) in certain circumstances.

    Unfortunately, these are not new issues. Several have been around for some time awaiting a fix.

    I don’t care if Apple has to do 20 beta releases to fix issues introduced in previous versions of MacOS.

    Apple should go back through their reported bugs database and start fixing each verified bug until they have a clean slate.

    Doing this would go along ways toward restoring confidence in Apple.

    Just fixing high profile issues helps only a small portion of those who have placed trust in Apple.

    To fully restore trust Apple needs to reassure everyone that they are paying attention and actually fixing the issues not just the high profile ones.

  2. Can’t upgrade. 2011 iMac was the last with a video card that is not Metal compatible. This has bitten me few times before with some software. The machine works great and if I could upgrade the video card it would keep up with the latest software. As soon as FCPX requires a Metal compatible Mac, I’ll have to buy a new one and find something to do with this iMac.

  3. Two weeks?! It just barely started its beta and the Apple website still says “Fall”. These usually don’t come until September or October at the earliest. Where is this guy getting “less than two weeks”?

  4. No way two weeks. What does Apple have to gain by rushing it? There isn’t a critical feature needed to sell new Macs and if its a debacle they will sell fewer Macs. It will come out around when the new iphones are released.

  5. I’m going from El Capitan to High Sierra and and that’s it. I’ve got some 32 bit apps that I can’t upgrade (Subfix being one) and there are no alternatives. Some of my games are in the same boat as well so I guess unless the companies concerned have a change of heart High Sierra could be my last Mac update…and my last Mac. Damn!

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