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Old 08-12-2020, 10:49 AM
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Catalina actually runs much smoother than Mojave, because old baggage is gone


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I have never seen a benchmark test that supports this statement.
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I just noticed it immediately after doing clean install of Catalina, no benchmark needed


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Old 08-12-2020, 11:07 AM
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A clean install of anything is going to feel peppier than a long entrenched web of old prefs files and crapware. Any apples yo apples benchmark test I’ve ever seen shows Catalina running the same or slower than Mojave across various tasks. Newer machines seem to benefit more. YMMV etc etc.

Short version: there are a ton of reasons not to risk an update and no discernible reasons in favor of it. Except maybe Dark Mode. That seems nice.


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Old 08-12-2020, 11:18 AM
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From a pure consumer viewpoint iTunes-> Apple Music and Podcasts is an improvement. No I'd never move a production system for that. I need to boot between Mojave and Catalina for development stuff, 2020.5 on both seems very nice. Folks with Quicktime dependencies of course may be out of luck.

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Old 08-12-2020, 11:21 AM
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I expect Eric has a good understanding on why he wants to move.
I apologize if I sounded dismissive or snide when I asked what his reasoning was. I genuinely would like to know why folks are so eager to upgrade.


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Old 08-12-2020, 11:40 AM
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I have done clean install of every major release since public beta, so I know when some change is getting better or worse. After Sierra (top performer), there has been some bloat that Apple could not have thrown away until Catalina. Feels as snappy again.

Mind you, I have been using same hardware (2013 iTrashcan) for many years already so any change I see comes from software.
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I apologize if I sounded dismissive or snide when I asked what his reasoning was. I genuinely would like to know why folks are so eager to upgrade.
Oh I did not mean to imply that. These are all good questions/comments... putting assign the Quicktime issue (which *is* serious for some) I'm actually happy that we have had a run of pretty decent releases recently. I know some Windows users may be seeing more plugin issues/needing to tune them.
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Old 08-12-2020, 11:43 PM
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Folks with Quicktime dependencies of course may be out of luck.
We're one of those companies who relied on the feature set of QT Pro, but we've managed to find workarounds with video & audio in QT 10. It's slower and more clunky, but workable.

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I expect Eric has a good understanding on why he wants to move.
Indeed. The reasons are related to apps other than PT, which run more smoothly and have shown better integration with Catalina.

It's also a new chapter in Mac OS, no longer having to make accommodations for older technologies, in some regards.
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