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Updating to High Sierra from El Capitan
« on: October 29, 2018, 01:25:44 PM »
I need to update, as Indesign will not update with El Capitan
Is High Sierra ok or should I try Sierra first?
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Re: Updating to High Sierra from El Capitan
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 02:01:42 PM »
Adobe Creative Cloud/Pitstop works fine with High Sierra. I have no idea about other stuff you use like XMF.
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Re: Updating to High Sierra from El Capitan
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2018, 02:51:52 PM »
You really need to check all your software out first. I would recommend installing High Sierra as a virtual machine and try and install any apps you need. There are some older ones that might give you trouble and EFI can be a real pain as they will not support certain OS's with a clean install even though the app will work perfectly if you just upgrade your OS with the app already installed.

I know with Fiery XF RIP for our Epson 9900 it will not install the user client on a High Sierra machine but works fine as I just upgraded the OS. The only fix pay a couple thousand dollars for upgrades I do not use because they refuse to patch or do whatever they need to do to make their installer work. I think they cripple it on purpose. Again though, safest thing is a fresh install of High Sierra in a virtual machine, do all your testing there till you are confident it is all smooth or you know how to deal with any glitches.

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Re: Updating to High Sierra from El Capitan
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2018, 02:56:50 PM »
I have 2 macs, so I may do the one I rarely use.
sheesh, boss didn't update my XMF so I have no support right now
see what happens he will have to pay for the phone call if I need it.
This reminds me of when I was using the brisque- everything outdated!!
This is where I am headed, hence the reason I'm going to school!

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Re: Updating to High Sierra from El Capitan
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2018, 03:16:56 PM »
well I do understand why, they cost a fortune to upgrade and if you are paying that kind of money only so you can upgrade your OS it is a waste. Eventually I am sure I will have to upgrade my OS beyond High Sierra, or when I replace this machine with a new one I will be forced to use the latest OS. When that happens I will have to go directly to the Mac Mini we have running our RIP and do it from there rather then having a client loaded on my machine and allowing me easier access. Not a huge hassle but another step to go about to get something done that should be easy. I would certainly not pay $1500 or more for a software update just so I can sit at my desk and do it.

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Re: Updating to High Sierra from El Capitan
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2018, 05:07:43 PM »
 :laugh:
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