Review: macOS Catalina Cuts Ties With the Past While Ushering in the Future – 512 Pixels


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It’s fall again, so it is time to consider yet another new version of macOS. This year, it is macOS Catalina, named for a small island off the coast of California. Apple has pretty much dropped version numbers from its marketing materials, but Catalina is macOS version 10.
9 days ago by simonings
It’s fall again, so it is time to consider yet another new version of macOS. This year, it is macOS Catalina, named for a small island off the coast of California.
Apple has pretty much dropped version numbers from its marketing materials, but Catalina is macOS version 10.15, the 16th major release since Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah shipped way back in March 2001.
Like Mojave before it, Catalina support both Light and Dark Modes, but Apple has added an “Auto” appearance that changes the desktop wallpaper, mode and Night Shift white balance as the day progresses. There are actually eight variants of the default wallpaper, which you can see here.
To see a lot more of macOS Catalina, be sure to check out its page in my Aqua Screenshot Library. Over on Mac Power Users, David and I have published a bonus episode all about Catalina, so be sure to check that out, too.
Catalina is an important version of macOS, both in what it adds, but also in what it leaves behind.
Before we get to that, let’s knock out some of the basics. Like the past several versions of macOS, it’s available for free in the Mac App Store. It supports the following machines:
MacBook (Early 2015 or later)
MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or later)
MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or later)
Mac mini (Late 2012 or later)
iMac (Late 2012 or later)
iMac Pro (2017)
Mac Pro (Late 2013 or later)
This list is the same as Mojave’s, with the exception of the 2010 and 2012 Mac Pros. Farewell, old Cheese Graters; long live the new Cheese Grater.
For the past several releases of macOS, it was generally okay to just hit the upgrade button and jump in without much homework, but with Catalina, upgrading may mean serious disruptions to your workflow.
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It’s fall again, so it is time to consider yet another new version of macOS. This year, it is macOS Catalina, named for a small island off the coast of California. Apple has pretty much dropped version numbers from its marketing materials, but Catalina is macOS version 10.15, the 16th major release since Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah shipped way back in March 2001.
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