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macOS Mojave – What You Need to Know

macOS Mojave

macOS Mojave was recently released to great fanfare (if nothing else, Apple knows marketing). While primarily a consumer focused release (dark mode!), there were also lots of under the hood performance and stability improvements that will make MacStadium customers happy. MacStadium engineers have been thoroughly testing Mojave, and as expected have seen no latency or packet loss issues.  Once they’ve fully vetted Mojave for security and stability and our internal vetting is complete, we’ll make macOS Mojave available as an “instant activation” option for new Mac deployments.  This typically corresponds with the X.1 release of a new OS. 

Customers are welcome to upgrade at their own convenience and risk, but we advise caution when adopting any new operating system.   When upgrading, MacStadium suggests that:

  • If you’re running macOS Server, be sure to look over the changes that come with Mojave as some may be crippling: https://www.macworld.com/article/3253104/operating-systems/apple-cuts-macos-server-features.html
  • Before starting the update, if possible backup your data by cloning your machine.  If needed, it’s a much cleaner and faster restore than Time Machine.
  • While updating, stay connected so you can interact with any prompts that require attention.
  • Be aware an update can take 30-60 minutes.
  • After completing the update and restarting the system, confirm your power and sleep schedule selections.
  • If you prefer assistance to remote rebooting,email support@macstadium.com  for help during the install.
  • Be aware even on Macs, early OS release can still have bugs and security issues.  

For more information on what’s new for developers, see the following:

macOS Mojave 10.14 Release Notes

https://developer.apple.com/documentation/macos_release_notes/macos_mojave_10_14_release_notes

What’s New in the macOS SDK

https://developer.apple.com/macos/whats-new/

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