macOS Big Sur: Safe to Upgrade Yet?

 SMU macOS users can update to Big Sur. This news item was published in January 2021, is now outdated, and is preserved for historical reference only.

Apple macOS Big SurA few weeks ago, we mentioned the release of Apple’s latest desktop operating system, Big Sur. We also told you not to upgrade your devices until we had time to investigate compatibility and any issues that may arise. Today, we’re happy to announce that you can now start upgrading your devices, but before you do, please keep the following in mind. Continue reading macOS Big Sur: Safe to Upgrade Yet?

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

 SMU macOS users can update to Big Sur. This news item was published in November 2020, is now outdated, and is preserved for historical reference only.

Apple macOS Big SurThis week, Apple announced during their “One more thing” event that the latest update to its macOS, Big Sur, is to be released to the public on November 12, 2020. While we know people are eager to update to the latest OS to take advantage of the new enhancements for key apps; including Safari, Messages, and Maps, as well as new privacy features, we recommend that users wait until the next “dot” OS update before upgrading University-owned Macs. Continue reading Mac Users: Don’t Upgrade to Big Sur… Just Yet!

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

 SMU macOS users can update to Catalina. This news item was published in October 2019, is now outdated, and is preserved for historical reference only.

macOS Catalina is available todayThe newest version of macOS 10.15 Catalina is now available. We highly recommend not updating to this OS as it will be problematic for various 32-Bit software packages causing the software to not run. Continue reading Mac Users: Don’t Upgrade to Catalina… Just Yet!

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 This news item was published in September 2018, is now outdated, and is preserved for historical reference only.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. Continue reading Mac Users: Don’t Upgrade to Mojave… Just Yet!