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Mojave (The new Mac OS)

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So I bit the bullet tonight and went ahead and upgraded to the public beta. Besides a pretty severe memory leak (which isn't surprising for a beta), it's honestly a fantastic release in the making. I've already switched to Dark Mode, the dynamic backgrounds are great, the new app store looks great, and a lot of the new apps and feature adjustments are very polishing. Oh and stacks! I wish this feature was available on folders outside of just the Desktop, but let me tell you, this feature cleans up the desktop like none other! It organizes files based on their type and declutters everything quite well.

Only issue I've had is with yarascanservice. It's a process that starts immediately after bootup and quickly consumes 22GB+ of RAM (my mac only has 16GB!!) I had to go into Activity monitor and force quit it. Went ahead and reported it to Apple, hopefully that gets fixed quickly. It appears to be some sort of antivirus that eludes just about everyone. It's apparently new and nobody really knows anything about it.

Otherwise, never been prouder to own a Mac. Windows has become less and less viable as time has gone on for me. 

Anyone else used the new beta, or looking forward to its final release?
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(July 3rd, 2018 at 4:20 AM)Darth-Apple Wrote: So I bit the bullet tonight and went ahead and upgraded to the public beta. Besides a pretty severe memory leak (which isn't surprising for a beta), it's honestly a fantastic release in the making. I've already switched to Dark Mode, the dynamic backgrounds are great, the new app store looks great, and a lot of the new apps and feature adjustments are very polishing. Oh and stacks! I wish this feature was available on folders outside of just the Desktop, but let me tell you, this feature cleans up the desktop like none other! It organizes files based on their type and declutters everything quite well.

Only issue I've had is with yarascanservice. It's a process that starts immediately after bootup and quickly consumes 22GB+ of RAM (my mac only has 16GB!!) I had to go into Activity monitor and force quit it. Went ahead and reported it to Apple, hopefully that gets fixed quickly. It appears to be some sort of antivirus that eludes just about everyone. It's apparently new and nobody really knows anything about it.

Otherwise, never been prouder to own a Mac. Windows has become less and less viable as time has gone on for me. 

Anyone else used the new beta, or looking forward to its final release?

@ Darth, see that stacks thing sounds neat, and the fact that Apple now includes their own Anti-Virus in their OS means they are probably getting a better handle on the threats to their systems given their market share is large enough to be targeted more actively.

I don't have anything newer than 2001 but I keep a few I mac's around and like them Tongue it's just not worth the cost to me yet.
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Regarding the cost, I said the same. I swore up and down for years. And then a buddy of mine sold his used 2012 for $600. These 2012 models may be old, but man, do they still pack a punch. They are surprisingly fast not because of the hardware, but because of Mac OS. It's so much, more... lightweight on the system. I ran with it and I haven't looked back.

Nowdays you can get 2012 models for less than what I paid, and you can get one that's brand new for about $800 (or less sometimes) if you are smart and know where to look for good deals.

Then again you're probably good at making Hackintoshes so it's probably no need for you anyhow. Tongue Finna
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(July 3rd, 2018 at 8:01 AM)Darth-Apple Wrote: Regarding the cost, I said the same. I swore up and down for years. And then a buddy of mine sold his used 2012 for $600. These 2012 models may be old, but man, do they still pack a punch. They are surprisingly fast not because of the hardware, but because of Mac OS. It's so much, more... lightweight on the system. I ran with it and I haven't looked back.

Nowdays you can get 2012 models for less than what I paid, and you can get one that's brand new for about $800 (or less sometimes) if you are smart and know where to look for good deals.

Then again you're probably good at making Hackintoshes so it's probably no need for you anyhow. Tongue Finna

there is that lol.

Unix is such a powerful backend, it's like using carbon fiber for support instead of iron (windows).
this is why I applaud apple's choice in OS because the backend is so familiar for a linux user like myself.

I may look into getting something like a 2012 model... but ideally I'd like to find a tower unit that I can just add to my existing setup with the HDMI monitors, USB keyboard and trackball mouse and ethernet.

if you have any screenshots of the new mojave features though I'd love to see them Cool

I know it's really retro but my favorite Mac OS interface is still this one Tongue

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