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Upgrading your macOS without forethought could cost you money – Part 3

Apple has been waging an effective marketing campaign during the macOSX/iPhone/iPad era, enabling the firm to attain dominance in a number of categories. Their promotional ads might contain a message similar to this: “Version 99.0 of our most popular widget has been updated so you can take full advantage of the latest technologies that enable you to enjoy life to the fullest and have fun in the process.” While product upgrades certainly serve a useful purpose and I’m not opposed to them in principle, the changes should not be so dramatic that they disrupt a company’s or a person’s workflow.

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Upgrading your macOS without forethought could cost you money – Part 2

Installing High Sierra on My Mac

I use a MacBook Pro for my daily computing tasks. A while back, I installed a 1TB solid state drive that I purchased from Other World Computing. When I decided to test the upgrade process, my laptop was running macOS 10.12.5 (Sierra).

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Upgrading your macOS without forethought could cost you money – Part 1

Apple recently released its latest macOS known as High Sierra (version 10.13). The technology firm continues its fairly recent practice of offering its latest OS upgrade as a free download from the App Store. While you may be tempted to take immediate action and initiate the upgrade process without much forethought, you need to be aware of the risks involved and what steps you should take first, especially if things don’t work out as expected and you need to restore the current OS that you’re running.

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CASE STUDY: Upgrading My Data Management and Backup System

What can you do when your data management and backup systems are not as efficient and effective as you would like them to be? Below is a recap of proactive steps that I took to address this problem.

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Fix for failed 10.11.4 installation

osx 10.11.4 bug fixIn the not-too-distant past, OS X system patches were rather innocuous and straightforward and I gave very little thought when I initiated the installation. These days, incremental updates (e.g., upgrading from ‘dot-one’ to ‘dot-two’) that typically take up one or two gigabytes of disk space affect key components of the Mac’s operating system in a variety of ways and, thus, can have a greater chance of wreaking havoc.

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March 23, 2016 · 19:35

Using CrossOver to run Windows programs

No Microsoft Windows, No ProblemThere are times when the only software available for a specific task is a Windows program, and if you’re running Mac OS X, chances are that you’ll receive suggestions to install a full-blown virtualization tool such as Parallels, VMware, or BootCamp. IMHO, there are two major drawbacks to that approach: you must have an installable copy of the Windows OS, and you would need to become vigilant about identifying and removing Windows malware and viruses.

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