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jchuzi
post Sep 13 2017, 06:15 AM
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No more betas: Apple's macOS High Sierra coming Sept. 25, watchOS 4 & tvOS 11 due Sept. 19 As is my custom, I will wait until there are one or two updates before installing it. I'm most concerned about High Sierra's compatibility with MS Office 2008. It works in Sierra but is a bit wonky. Despite my dislike for MS, I may bite the bullet and subscribe to Office 2016 (or whatever version is the latest). I have used substitutes for MS Word but I still prefer Word. And, my wife is used to using MS Entourage (now defunct, but Outlook replaces it). I'm perfectly capable of learning a new email client but she balks.


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post Sep 13 2017, 10:45 AM
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I will most definitely wait on any install. We'll be out-of-the-country on that date! tongue.gif But we'll likely have interweb so we'll be listening for wailing and gnashing of teeth! tease.gif


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post Sep 13 2017, 12:35 PM
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I don't plan on updating this iMac (at least for now), as too many of my daily apps will no longer function.

The issue with MS Word ... I use the subscription version and I'm guessing it will still run, but it's not clear. When the time comes to upgrade my iMac, I'll have to dig in and find out.


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post Sep 13 2017, 02:02 PM
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One more reason to justify my practice of retaining two Mas side by side:
A Mac Mini running Snow Leopard.
An iMac running Sierra.

I'm aware that old versions of Mac OS are more vulnerable to attack so I avoid electronic banking

YMMV

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post Sep 13 2017, 03:09 PM
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High Sierra (macOS X 10.13) will run the same apps as macOS 10.12 Sierra. The change to dropping support for 32 bit apps doesn't happen until macOS X 10.14 which shouldn't be available until the Fall of 2018.

There will be a new, alternate file system, but it is not installed with the upgrade except for SSD drives (see TidBITS article # 17451).

Many currently supported apps have already created versions that will use new capabilities in HS. Apps not supported in macOS 10.12 Sierra, will likely never be supported in HS, much less whatever the next version is called.


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