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Old Nov 15th 2018, 8:54 am
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Getting a constant 'push' to update to apple mac Mojave . I have heard people say its caused real problems on their system.Anyone any views on this?
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Old Nov 15th 2018, 11:11 am
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Getting a constant 'push' to update to apple mac Mojave . I have heard people say its caused real problems on their system.Anyone any views on this?
For me it has caused no problems at all!no problems at all. In fact the upgrade was totally painless :-)
I'm on an 27 Inch Imac (late 2013)
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Old Nov 17th 2018, 8:03 am
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OK thanks for that. Doesn't look as though anyone else has either
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Old Nov 17th 2018, 2:23 pm
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Just seen this.
The simple answer to the question, "Has OS Mojave caused any problems after installation" is it depends who you ask.
It's true that like mfh above in post #2, many have experienced no problems. However that may be just the tip of the iceberg because so many have had multiple problems, and continue to experience them.
One should also remember that when things are working smoothly, generally one doesn't report it, but when problems occur, the specialist forums are inundated with posts describing their tales of woe. Such has been the case with OS Sierra, High-Sierra, and still now with Mojave - even after the 'final' version 10.14 issued 24th Sept, and 10.14.1 issued end Oct. One recent comment I read states, "I think that Mojave is the OS from hell."

All I can say is that every progressive Apple OS I have installed slightly slows down the computer, i.e. with clean installs, and not updates on top of a previous OS - the latter more frequently leading to operating problems. I am a great believer in waiting a year or so after the final version before updating, although having said, that my MacBookProRet 2012 is still running OS 10.8 'Mountain Lion', simply because it does everything I ask of it, runs all my purchased and free apps, and imho is the best and most stable Intel OS X ever.
I have other earlier 13" MacBooks that run Sierra, and no problems either.
For those thinking of updating to Mojave, ensure that your essential apps are supported, many are not. Same goes for printers, many are seeing problems finding compatible drivers for Mojave. Be aware also that 32bit apps will not be supported from the next OS version. Progressively since the departure of Steve Jobs, reports are that Apple have not only shot themselves in the foot, but are now doing so in rapid fire.
For those thinking of updating to Mojave, you may have already checked the Apple or Wiki site to see which models are compatible. Generally they state models mid 2012 or more recent are ok. Take this with a point of salt, as other models as far back as 2008 MacBook Pro can be upgraded on applying the correct patch. For a very detailed tutorial, check out a very knowledgeable guy named dosdude1 on YTube.
Lastly, ensure you have backed up all your data prior to any update! Chances are you may need a complete dmg copy of your current OS if things go pair-shaped. Oh, and if you think about updating to Mojave, have 8Gb of RAM memory installed, although you can get by with 6Gb on certain 2008+ models.

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Old Nov 18th 2018, 12:59 pm
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Mojave may cause some problems with older applications, namely 32 bit versions, but in most cases they continue to work OK. Printer drivers from HP and Canon are pretty well supported. I have experienced some Font display problems on various websites. Apart from that nothing serious.
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Best solution is to download Mojave and install it on an external USB 3 drive without touching your existing installation this way you can give it a test and see if it is up to your needs.
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