Updating to MacOS Catalina?

Please wait! We’re still not ready.

Updating to MacOS Catalina may still cause issues. Want proof? Check out this December 6th, 2019 blog post from Howard Oakley of Eclectic Electric Company regarding weird problems with Catalina.

We at Lightroom Guy are always keeping our eyes on MacOS issues and we’re still holding off on updating to Catalina. It’s not ready for prime time. At least not for us, so we can’t recommend updating to Catalina to our clients and readers. 

It’s been two months since our October 10, 2019 post, on holding off with Catalina, warning that Adobe had considerations about updating to Catalina. We heard from clients that even Apple offers (although privately) to roll back users to Mojave, if Catalina poses problems after installation. A tacit admission they know they have left some people in a ditch.

In the meantime however, there is a way for Mojave users to at least update their security settings while they wait. And, we’re very aggressive about security updating. This particular update is vaguely hidden under the “Update Now” Catalina prompt and is easily overlooked. The text is smaller and says, “Other updates are available.” More info.

Updating to MacOS Catalina, Updating Mojave

That “more info” link, leads to Mojave and Safari updates. So, updating to MacOS Catalina isn’t necessary to get updated security. 

Sit tight while we continue to monitor the situation regarding updating to MacOS Catalina. We expect to give the go-ahead sometime after the beginning of the year.

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