Michael Tsai has collected reactions of various Mac people (for lack of a better word), and pretty much everyone he has listed is urging caution when it comes to upgrading to the newest macOS release, Catalina. I am going to take their advice seriously and avoid the updates.
I am leaving my iMac Pro and MacBook Pro on Mojave. Why? Because I use these two machines primarily for my photo editing tasks, and they involve Adobe’s Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop. Adobe apps aren’t working on the latest MacOS. Just like a whole bunch of music-related apps that are often used by music producers and deejays.
Creatives – visual and musical — are the principal constituents of macOS and the people who have supported the company’s products through thick and thin. How is that Adobe and Apple weren’t coordinating better on making everything work well is beyond imagination? For Apple to drop the ball on products that are focused on these two communities shows that something fundamentally is broken inside the company and its macOS group.
And we have not even started talking about issues with Mail, Security, and scores of other bugs. This release has made me turn off the Auto-update feature on all Apple devices. They can not be counted on to deliver a quality software experience that won’t cripple devices anymore.
On the flip side, my iPad Pro is rocking the iPad OS and it is awesome. I guess I won’t use the Macs till everything gets sorted out. Those Japan photos are just going to stay in the deep freeze for now!