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Just got a notice. I think I'm going to try to perform a clean install on my iMac. I have some old program files that force messages but are not visible.

Wish me luck.
 

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Just got a notice. I think I'm going to try to perform a clean install on my iMac. I have some old program files that force messages but are not visible.

Wish me luck.

OK, Good Luck...!!! OK...???

I heard it was out and even though my 2011 iMac cannot I use it, I was a bit surprised to see it just tucked down in the App Store amongst all the other applications, and surprisingly marked as utilities.

I would have thought that Apple would have released it with a little bit more flourish and pomp, and I hope for you people they aren't too embarrassed about releasing it.

I also noticed that they used their stupid light grey font colour that they seem so keen on using, almost to the point it is almost unreadable:



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Catalina finally ditches support for some of my favourite 32-bit software, so it will be quite some time before I go there.
 

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Catalina finally ditches support for some of my favourite 32-bit software, so it will be quite some time before I go there.

Similar here, I pretty well gave up on Apple's OS "Upgrades" after they started dropping some useful "features" after Mavericks 10.9.x that I still use as my main boot OS.

And nothing really improved that interests me even if I could use any.

And I don't even really enjoy using my iPad 3 and Apple's idea of a good working iOS with the latest version it can run.


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I have a 32-bit standalone Photoshop. If I let that go, I'm stuck on Adobe subscription services.
 

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you should look into Affinity Photo then. No subscription.
 

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I have a 32-bit standalone Photoshop. If I let that go, I'm stuck on Adobe subscription services.
Are you using Photoshop CS6? Thought that one was 64 bit already?

I am staying away as well, Apple has not added anything really major that makes me want to update anymore. Plus a few helpful apps I use for work that would not longer work, I will just stay where I am for the time being.
 

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you should look into Affinity Photo then. No subscription.
I'm still happy with good old 32-bit CS5, but it's definitely on my list of things to try.
 

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oh crap.. i still use apple iWeb
guess i won't upgrade
 

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I picked up Affintiy software when it goes on sale.

Usually July 1st/July 4th/Black Friday/Boxing Day
 

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oh crap.. i still use apple iWeb
guess i won't upgrade
I guess I also have to finally get around to moving those old iWeb sites I have into something new. For some of the community NGO sites I manage, I've gone with WordPress. For the academic event sites, I've been using Tumult's Hype.

Beyond that, I don't think there's much in the 32-bit world that could bite me in the ass... I ditched Adobe years ago, going with Pixelmator.
 

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Tried to download Catalina this morning and could not. Odd to have damaged software on the App store. Deleted the download and trying again. Go figure.


Try using the System Preferences Update instead, and it's about twice the size apparently. Not sure what all the extra stuff is for.

It looks like Apple is keeping up to date with their latest sloppy OS Updates.

Oh well, nothing new or useable for me that I'd even want to use, and besides my 2011 iMac can't use Catalina officially anyway, and at least the old Mavericks kept some features that I prefer to use that seemed to have been remved from later macOS versions.

EDIT: Opps, it looks like you were using the System Preferences Update rather the smaller one from the App Store.


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Tried to download Catalina this morning and could not. Odd to have damaged software on the App store. Deleted the download and trying again. Go figure.
Every so often Apple sends something out that is actually dangerous and is quickly withdrawn. The one I vividly recall was 10.3.7, which was out for less than 4 hours. I noted it in the morning and was intending to update at lunch, by then it had been pulled. I think that was the one that created major headaches for anyone if their main OS partition name contained a space. 'Macintosh HD' being an obvious example.
 

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No issues here..
Well, actually had to upgrade Citrix Workspace (new client dated 08/10/19) manually as the auto update for that application hadn't picked up on it.

Other then that, no issues.

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My laptop performs flawlessly. So far.

I haven't yet upgraded my iMac due to some issues with some old apps that produce messages almost at random and can not be found or deleted. Yes, I turned on the setting to make hidden files visible. An app named NETserver is the worst offender. I think it's for the Brother printer.

FWIW, all the Affinity software is a good alternative to the Adobe stuff.
 

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I haven't yet upgraded my iMac due to some issues with some old apps that produce messages almost at random and can not be found or deleted.
Do you need such a feature, or just not know how to find and delete the application causing the problem???

As for the NETserverand any Brother printer/scanner:
TidBITS Talk - What is NETserver.app?
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/could-you-liv...medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark

EDIT: is this unknown application preventing the installation of Catalina??? That would be a bit odd.



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I can't find the app.

I believe NETserver is related to the Brother printers ability to scan. The printer scans are poor quality and not useable so I only tested it once. I possible tossed something that makes the app function some time ago.

Thanks for the help. Eventually I'm going to give up and try the clean install route as a last resort. My experience with previous "clean installs" was not good.

This iMac is less than a year old. My old iMac died. I used my backup to reinstall stuff from the HD out of my old iMac and NETserver possible come from the back up.
 
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