Just wait on Mojave

Mac Users: Don’t Upgrade to Mojave… Just Yet!

 SMU macOS users can update to Mojave. This news item was published in September 2018, is now outdated, and is preserved for historical reference only.

The newest version of macOS 10.14 Mojave is expected to be released Monday, September 24, 2018. We highly recommend not updating to this OS as it will be problematic for various software packages causing software to not run and in some cases even lockup your OS.

For example, users of CylancePROTECT, the campus anti-virus software, will cause the computer to deadlock upon reboot. Cylance is currently working on a fix scheduled to be released in late October 2018.

Other older software also reporting issues with Mojave include:

  • Components of older Adobe software, such as Adobe InDesign CS5 or other apps in the Creative Suite.
  • Office 2011 for Mac
  • FileMaker Pro 14
  • Parallels/Virtual Box
  • and many 32-bit applications.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the IT Help Desk at 214.768.HELP (4357) or help@smu.edu.

Updated 11/30/2018 to add FileMaker to list of incompatible applications. 

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Ian Aberle

Ian Aberle is an Adobe Creative Educator and the Senior IT Communications Specialist & Trainer for the Office of Information Technology (OIT). For over 25 years, he has helped the SMU community use technology and implement digital and web media through multiple roles with the Digital Commons, SMU STAR Program, and now OIT. Ian enjoys photography and road trips with his family in his free time.