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adias

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OSX High Sierra feedback?
« on: September 25, 2017, 06:13:03 PM »

Anyone using Apple's newest OS - High Sierra?

Comments on performance/compatibility appreciated.

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Re: OSX High Sierra feedback?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 07:37:47 PM »

One thing is a lot of software is not supported yet; among them adobe software and Wacom drivers...
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Re: OSX High Sierra feedback?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 06:40:32 AM »

Not to hi jack your thread, adias, but what about this, APFS? See below.

I do have a macbook pro with ssd drive, but I work with photoshop/lightroom app on the computer and all files, originals, back up, are connected via thunderbolt to standard hard drives.

Does anyone know what this means, apple's new file system, and my external files/drives? Sounds like 'high sierra' won't be compatible with my set up. But I'm not sure.

thanks...
m


Apple File System (APFS)

    APFS is a new, advanced storage architecture providing an extensible foundation to support new features and future storage technologies on the Mac.
    APFS brings support for the latest high-capacity storage devices and delivers enhanced performance, security and reliability.
    With APFS, common operations such as copying files and directories are nearly instantaneous.
    Data is protected from power outages and system crashes thanks to advanced data integrity features.
    APFS currently supports every Mac with all‑flash internal storage support for Fusion and HDD Mac systems will be available in a future update.

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Re: OSX High Sierra feedback?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2017, 06:52:41 AM »

What i understand is that of the 'old' systems only the latest 10.12.6 is compatible- able to read - APFS.

But you will be able to read and write to your hard disks with 10.13 - no matter what old disk format.

of course there may be some problems- bugs-

one sign of this is : — support for Fusion and HDD Mac systems will be available in a future update
That means they encountered some problems with HDD and Fusion drives

so i will stay a way from 10.13 until it is mature.


(I see the change of file system as a very basic change ; in effect you may speak of OSX before and after...
if you buy a new flash based computer from apple it will now run APFS )
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Re: OSX High Sierra feedback?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 07:34:09 AM »

running 10.12.6

won't attempt any update to OS until well into the .point upgrades.

I didn't move to 10.12 until it was at .6

It's rare I move the OS to something when it's relatively new.

Thanks kers. Will wait on user experience and news from apple about the external hard drives and files.
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Re: OSX High Sierra feedback?
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2017, 07:45:13 PM »

Not to hi jack your thread, adias, but what about this, APFS? See below.

I do have a macbook pro with ssd drive, but I work with photoshop/lightroom app on the computer and all files, originals, back up, are connected via thunderbolt to standard hard drives.

Does anyone know what this means, apple's new file system, and my external files/drives? Sounds like 'high sierra' won't be compatible with my set up. But I'm not sure.

thanks...
m

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Short of early bugs of course, APFS should work with drives using other previously supported file formats.

Apple has been due to revamp their OS file system for a long time.

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Re: OSX High Sierra feedback?
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2017, 09:34:13 PM »

Not to hi jack your thread, adias, but what about this, APFS? See below.

Does anyone know what this means, apple's new file system, and my external files/drives?
I doubt there is a problem: macOS works with external drives in all kinds of Microsoft formats like FAT32 and NTFS, so I am sure it will also handle external drives in Apple's old HFS+ format.

There might be some quirks with higher level features like "revert to a previous version": does anyone know?


Anyway, January is my target date for major macOS version upgrades.
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Re: OSX High Sierra feedback?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2017, 03:33:43 AM »

Thanks for the link Ron;
a very good review as usual.
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