Will You Be Ready for macOS Sierra, ie, OS 10.12?


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Well, at the WWDC16 conference being conducted by Apple, they have provided some information about the upcoming new version of the Mac Operating System. These links from www.macworld.com have some good information about that:

http://www.macworld.com/article/3083344/ios/everything-apple-announced-at-wwdc-2016-and-when-you-can-get-it.html

http://www.macworld.com/article/3083346/os-x/macos-sierra-faq-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-mac-operating-system.html

http://www.macworld.com/article/3083406/storage/apple-previews-apple-file-system-to-replace-hfs-in-2017.html

From my perspective, the most significant thing is the change in the "File System", but according to that third link, it will not be released until 2017. So, I gather than when OS 10.12 is first released this fall, it will still be based on the old HFS+ File System.

I suspect there could be a lot of "fall out" for such a change. I wonder how it will affect current external devices, and also third party applications.
 
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Well, I know I will be! I am already planning on it, and closely watching for any needed updates regarding 5 important, critical third party applications that I use.
 
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Well, it looks like OS 10.12, Sierra, will be released on Tuesday, September 20th. This link has all the details about it:

http://www.macworld.com/article/3083346/os-x/macos-sierra-faq-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-new-mac-operating-system.html

It is critical to insure that any third party applications one uses is compatible with OS 10.12. Also, after downloading OS 10.12, there will be a file entitled "Install macOS Sierra" in one's Applications folder (I'm assuming Apple will follow that naming convention, and also the location). It would be wise to make a copy of it in another location on your internal drive. Once one does that, a backup needs to be made.
 
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Yesterday, Shirt Pocket, the company that developed SuperDuper!, released version 2.9.1 of SuperDuper!, and it is fully compatible with OS 10.12, Sierra. One can download it from here:

http://www.shirt-pocket.com/SuperDuper/SuperDuperDescription.html

I have already downloaded it, and in fact, installed it, as it is compatible with OS 10.11.6, El Capitan.

Myself, there are 4 more applications I am waiting for with updates for OS 10.12 compatibility:

TechTool Pro
Onyx
1Password
Office 2011

For the first 3, there are versions being tested right now. I suspect they will become available within the next couple of weeks (OS 10.12 is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, September 20th).
 
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Well, as Apple promised, OS 10.12, Sierra, was released earlier today. I have already downloaded it from the App Store, and the resulting file wound up in my Applications folder, with the name "Install macOS Sierra". I have already made a copy of it to another location on my MacBook Air (will do all this for my Mac Mini when I return home, as I am in Korea at present). Also, another upgrade for OS 10.12 compatibility for one of my critical applications was released today. Version 6.3.3 of the excellent password manager 1Password was also released.

I still need to wait for 3 more upgrades: TechTool Pro, Onyx, and Office 2011. Although Version 14.6.8 of Office 2011 was released last week, that was just a security update, so I still don't know whether it is compatible with OS 10.12. I'll just wait for more confirmation.
 
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Only thing I have found not working is click to flash in Safari.
 
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Hi honest one,

Yes all seems good on the MB 2015, even the white MB late 2010 looking good.:D

Not sure how many more OS upgrades Apple will let me be able to install on it.
 

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