What’s new in macOS Mojave beta 8

“The eighth beta of macOS Mojave was released on Monday and while we are close to release, it seems we could still stand to see a few more performance improvements ahead of the full release,” Andrew O’Hara reports for AppleInsider.

“Developer beta eight, or release seven for public beta testers, has only an increment of six builds from the beta released a week ago,” O’Hara reports. “This suggests that not too much has changed this release.”

“We did want to gauge performance, so we ran a litany of Geekbench 4 tests and were a bit underwhelmed with the results,” O’Hara reports “this is likely induced by extraneous code in the beta, hopefully, we [will] see these numbers improve before the public launch.”

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  1. The only thing keeping me on the Mac is OS X. The hardware is flaky (keyboard) (battery life) and super expensive. The Genius appointments are haphazard, long and far from soothing. The whole Apple experience with the Mac is no longer premium – but at premium plus prices.

    Sometimes, I wish I could just buy slimline Windows computer but I’ve almost no experience with Windows and am nervous about shifting to it. I’m almost at the point, however, where I don’t care that my iPhones and iPads might not work as well with it.

    I’ve used Macs for 30 years and cannot believe that Apple has let things get to such a state that I almost want to buy something else – and would do so if it were not for the os.

  2. Just finished updating a MacPro4,1 (EFI to 5,1 and AMD 560) to Mojave…like 20 minutes ago. It still only has 3GB RAM with original hard drive and is running surprisingly well (snappy!).

    Spent a few bucks and have an SSD drive and 12GB RAM from OWC expected this week. That will make a huge improvement. Was super luck to score this beast for free and already had the GPU on a PC.

    This was my first experience with Mojave..and while I am impressed with how the 2009 Mac handles it, I can also tell it needs some work. Over has a nice familiar feel, though, and really like the new App Store interface.

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