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#1 Beel

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:54 AM

I have a Mac Book Air running OS El Capitan and in updates today was one to update to OS Sierra. I don't use the Mac book much but is it worth doing this update or anything to be wary about. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you. 



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Posted 08 October 2016 - 02:31 PM

I just saw same upgrade option & downloaded Sierra. Will let you know how it goes. ;-)

 



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Posted 09 October 2016 - 07:50 AM

I have a Mac Book Air running OS El Capitan and in updates today was one to update to OS Sierra. I don't use the Mac book much but is it worth doing this update or anything to be wary about. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.


Whether or not it is worthwhile will depend on if you will find the new features/functions of Sierra useful or not. In terms of security, Apple should still be patching 10.11.x and 10.10.x until 10.13.x (or whatever the next version number will be) as they typically still patch bugs and security holes for the previous two versions of the Mac OS.

As to things to be wary about, at this point, Apple likely has most of the major bugs and possible "kinks" worked out of Sierra. So, in theory, the only main thing to be wary about would be if any of your programs don't work with Sierra. And generally any typical "higher level", productivity type program should have no issues (i.e. things like Microsoft Office, Photoshop, etc), but rather it will be "lower level" type programs such as Mail plug-ins and utility type programs. Beyond that, the only potentially issue is new features that may interrupt your work flow or even worse. The one that I can think of off the top of my head is the whole "optimized storage" features (i.e. sync Desktop and Documents folders to iCloud, automatically empty trash, automatically delete iTunes videos to free up storage space, automatically remove old and unused files, etc), but in theory those features should be turned off when you upgrade (although I have seen reports by a few that they were turned on).

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 11:30 AM

Many thanks for that info smax013. Actually the other day I did the upgrade me being a must have go type of bloke and all went well.

As I mentioned I don't do much on the machine other than emails reading news paper online etc and downloading photographs from my camera Goggle the odd thing etc and that's about it and I am not into Facebook, Twitter and all that kind of stuff with me being an oldie. Plus I have no Apps or whatever that didn't come with the machine when I first purchased it so hopefully I should not have any problem. Again many thanks my friend.






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