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Apple Begins High Sierra Automatic Rollout

Posted on November 18th, 2017 at 21:44 by John Sinteur in category: News


I understand Apple’s desire to move its user base to High Sierra. Having as many Macs in the world as possible on the most recent version of macOS is good for the company, third-party developers and ultimately users.

That said, this approach feels too heavy-handed to me. I don’t have a problem with the notification itself. It feels like nagging, but it may be the only way some users may hear that a new version of macOS is available.

However, having the OS download the 5.21 GB Installer in the background is some serious bullshit. Many users have limited disk space, bandwidth, or both.
Clicking Install on the notification should trigger the download, not the other way around.

Ah, so that’s where my disk space went.

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  1. I don’t see the problem with downloading update data you did’t ask for …. oh, I’m sorry! I thought you were talking about Microsoft.

  2. No matter who you’re fanboy for, this kind of crap is wrong.

  3. Agreed John. I don’t know what Apple was thinking. It seems to be a pattern these days. Even game consoles sell you a disk and then want you to download several gigs of data to play the game.

  4. Getting the daily upgrade notification without a way to say “fuck off permanently” gets pretty old, too.

RIP Malcolm Young

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An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after..

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I’m sure you can figure that out without even reading the article.

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