Catalina Continues down a Bumpy but Shared Road

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It hasn’t been the smoothest roll out for either new OS’s or OS updates in the last 30 days. Neither MS or Apple could boast bragging rights for their latest efforts. Apparently macOS 10.15, or Catalina as it’s more commonly known, has been traveling down a bumpy road since it’s recent release. The similarity between these two companies grows as both have tried to address security issues while in the process breaking things along the way. One macOS user has even joking called it “macOS 10.15 Vista

Originally one of the highlights was the removal iTunes and addition of its replacement Apple Music. Along the way there were problems with the removal XML file support that broke a number of DJ apps. Other issues involved Adobe apps as 32 bit support was also removed and a number of users, with paid licences, could no longer use their software. Even PhotoShop wasn’t immune to these growing pains.

The Register has reached out to Apple regarding these, and other, issues. Unsurprisingly there was no comment. An interesting thing they reported on is that some Mac users are also advising waiting on installing this, or other, OS and updates. This has also become a practice for advanced Windows users in recent years due to a number of unexpected surprises after an update has rolled out and been installed.

Regardless of the side of the tracks your on with these ecosystems it should be noted that sometimes these issues are just blips on the radar for a small percentage of users. Sometimes they will affect a larger group but in either case if your one of the ones affected and cannot use your device as intended, or needed, it can be a big deal or impact your work flow. Had good or bad experiences with Catalina recently, let us know in the forum.


Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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