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The Mac world needs a new OS!

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Justice C. Bigler:
My Windows laptop that I use for 95% of my work, including recording with Protools is just as, if not more stable than my MacBook Pro. I even let Windows download and install all of it's normal updates (albeit on my schedule) and have not had any issues in the almost 5 years that I have had this laptop. My MacBook Pro is still running Catalina until I'm certain that all of the audio software that I run on it is fully working without issues. I just wish I could turn off the constant auto nagging to update the OS that Apple pushes on your every time you boot up the machine.

If QLab and Dolby Atmos Production Suite ran on Windows, I would have no use for Mac OS at all.

Tim Weaver:

--- Quote from: Steve Litscher on June 07, 2021, 04:22:32 PM ---I firmly believe the arbitrary annual new OS releases are shooting Apple users in the foot. It seems to take Dante, Waves, and others in our industry nearly a year to catch-up with major releases from Apple. And while I can't really prove it, I feel like the quality of the Apple ownership experience has declined over the years.

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Certainly the frequency of product releases has increased a lot since Jobs died. I feel like Jobs had a firm grip on how much product they could actively support. After his death Apple started doing "flavors" of every product and the OS releases got faster and messier.

Brian Jojade:

--- Quote from: Tim McCulloch on June 07, 2021, 03:20:58 PM ---Yeah, right.  As some developers are still struggling with Big Sur...

Apple remains on the California coast and head to MacOS 15, "Monterey."

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It's MacOS 12, not MacOS 15.

But yeah, Apple releasing operating systems each year and not supporting older operating systems with new hardware certainly creates struggles for business customers.  If you need to add new machines, it's tough to do if you are forced to upgrade software that you might not be able to.

You'd think that computers would have become mature enough that they don't need to completely abandon the old ones every few years, but that's not how you become the most valuable company on the planet.  People simply have no choice but to do what they say.

In this day and age, you'd expect that hardware purchased should have at least a 10 year usable life out of it, but that's simply not the case.  2-3 years on an iOS device, and 5 years out of a Mac is about all they want you to have, even though 10 year old hardware is physically just fine and should be capable of doing plenty.

Tim McCulloch:

--- Quote from: Brian Jojade on June 07, 2021, 06:06:29 PM ---It's MacOS 12, not MacOS 15.


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10 keypad keystroke type.  Will fix!

Stephen Swaffer:

--- Quote from: Brian Jojade on June 07, 2021, 06:06:29 PM ---
In this day and age, you'd expect that hardware purchased should have at least a 10 year usable life out of it, but that's simply not the case.  2-3 years on an iOS device, and 5 years out of a Mac is about all they want you to have, even though 10 year old hardware is physically just fine and should be capable of doing plenty.


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This is where I get frustrated.  For a very high percentage of what "we do" even streaming multiple 4K video streams and multitrack recording, the hardware has been capable for years-and truthfully the software has been as well.  At work I use PC's, at church we are a Mac shop.  Most of what I do in the media booth is straightforward stuff-playing playlists, maybe recording a service, ProPresenter media, accessing email, etc.  My headaches?  Apple decides JPEGs are wasteful (now that we have more memory than we know what to do with) and introduce HEICs.  Yeah, I can deal with them, but PP doesn't like them and sometimes the conversion doesn't work as it should.  It's 2021, why should getting a picture from a phone to the screen require jumping through hoops?

The "engineer" in me likes to know how things work-but sometimes I just want it to work without having to understand how!

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