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    • datostar
    • By datostar 21st Sep 16, 3:03 PM
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    MacOS Sierra - 1st Impressions
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    • 21st Sep 16, 3:03 PM
    MacOS Sierra - 1st Impressions 21st Sep 16 at 3:03 PM
    Took the plunge last night when Sierra appeared in the Mac App Store and started the download about 7pm on my late 2012 i7 16GB iMac. It's not far short of 5GB and was still downloading at 10.30pm when I went to bed and put the iMac to sleep. Probably high demand on the servers. Next morning it was all there and ready to install, which took around 1 1/2 hours so it's a big one.

    No drastic changes to the visual appearance but a lot of changes under the hood and a couple of apps requested downloads of fonts. Seems a bit zippier than Yosemite was. Early days yet but no problems at all so far so if anyone's pondering whether to update I'd say go for it.
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    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 21st Sep 16, 3:35 PM
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    late 2012 i7 16GB iMac.
    Originally posted by datostar
    Thank you Mr D. Mail-Reader for letting us know the price of your property
    Science isn't exact, it's only confidence within limits.
    • datostar
    • By datostar 21st Sep 16, 3:50 PM
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    Thank you Mr D. Mail-Reader for letting us know the price of your property
    Originally posted by Fightsback
    Where's the price of the property then and what's the DM got to do with anything? Lets INTERESTED parties (rather than curmudgeonly trolls) know that a 2nd hand 4 year old machine can easily run the latest OS.
    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 21st Sep 16, 4:02 PM
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    know that a 2nd hand 4 year old machine can easily run the latest OS.
    Originally posted by datostar
    Next to me I have an 8 year old umpteenth hand lappy that runs Microsoft's latest OS quite easily for an old and low specced girl.

    Let us know how Sierra runs on a 2008 mac ?
    Science isn't exact, it's only confidence within limits.
    • datostar
    • By datostar 21st Sep 16, 4:27 PM
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    Next to me I have an 8 year old umpteenth hand lappy that runs Microsoft's latest OS quite easily for an old and low specced girl.

    Let us know how Sierra runs on a 2008 mac ?
    Originally posted by Fightsback
    As you no doubt already know, a 2008 Mac won't even install Sierra, but will continue to run its existing OS X installation perfectly well, in the same way that many users continue to run Win XP and 7 on older machines. The original post was intended to assist Mac users in deciding whether to update their system early, not to provoke antagonism from those to whom the post doesn't even apply.
    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 21st Sep 16, 4:53 PM
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    As you no doubt already know, a 2008 Mac won't even install Sierra, but will continue to run its existing OS X installation perfectly well, in the same way that many users continue to run Win XP and 7 on older machines. The original post was intended to assist Mac users in deciding whether to update their system early, not to provoke antagonism from those to whom the post doesn't even apply.
    Originally posted by datostar
    No, not antagonism.

    Just for the recorded I also have a Xeon/Gigabyte/Nvidia Hackintosh
    Science isn't exact, it's only confidence within limits.
    • knightstyle
    • By knightstyle 21st Sep 16, 10:53 PM
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    My 8 month old Macbrook Pro took 17mins to download with wi-fi and about 5mins to install.
    Haven't had a chance to look at it in detail.
    • rhysadams
    • By rhysadams 22nd Sep 16, 9:37 AM
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    Just to put a spanner in the works we have 2 x 2009 Macbook Pro 17" systems and they are both working Sierra and running quite nicely with it too! Our boffin in the office managed to sort it out!

    I'm running it on a Macbook Retina, seems good. I always struggle with space so the iCloud system is going to work wonders for me!
    • johndough
    • By johndough 22nd Sep 16, 1:02 PM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 1:02 PM
    TITSUP Total Inability To Support Usual Performance (military slang)

    Several hours later and still a borked iMac, and to think I criticise Microsoft.
    Last edited by johndough; 22-09-2016 at 5:12 PM. Reason: neatness
    • prowla
    • By prowla 22nd Sep 16, 3:47 PM
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    It's fine on my Mid 2011 Mac mini, maybe a bit more responsive and faster to boot.
    • ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    • By ididntgetwhereiamtoday 22nd Sep 16, 8:08 PM
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    Took about half an hour to download on my Mac Mini. It looks good. I love having Siri on it.
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    • 20aday
    • By 20aday 23rd Sep 16, 9:38 AM
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    Took about half an hour to download on my Mac Mini. It looks good. I love having Siri on it.
    Originally posted by ididntgetwhereiamtoday
    Mind me asking which microphone you're using to access Siri?

    I do have a Bluetooth speaker with built in microphone connected to my Mac Mini but for some reason Siri doesn't pick my voice up very well despite dictation being absolutely fine in, say, the Notes app.
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