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Hold Off Catalina

By October 19, 2019November 30th, 2019Apple
Hold off Catalina

Catalina May Not Be For Everyone

Catalina is the newest operating system for your Mac, but it may not be the greatest for you. Here’s a quick guide to help determine whether clicking the “Upgrade Now” button will bring you joy or frustration.

  • Your computer

    • MacBook: 2015 and later
      MacBook Pro: 2012 and later
      MacBook Air: 2012 and later
      Mac Mini: 2012 and later
      iMac: 2012 and later
      iMac Pro: 2017 and later
  • The apps you use

    • Catalina renders old apps useless. About 10% of the apps we use are built on 32-bit architecture which is no longer supported in Catalina. Apple is favoring the 64-bit architecture to provide greater processing power to newer apps. Yes, it’s a good thing, but not all app developers are ready for this change. Find out if your apps are 64-bit. 
  • Next-Level Security

    • Once again, the Mac OS offers a greater level of protection from viruses and exploits. This will require more of your attention when installing new apps or making changes to your Mac OS.
    • Some apps will require you to grant them permissions. This is all managed in the System Preferences –> Security & Privacy. Catalina Security & Privacy

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