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Apple Reveals macOS 10.15 Catalina- Available Fall 2019

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@lenoxx once the public beta is out, the update will work exactly as any other update, no tweaks necessary (at least for me)
 
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Curious whether the read-only system partition and deprecation of several kinds of kexts will make it harder to use a Hackintosh in the future.
 
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Probably not.

I’d say it’s highly likely that in a couple of months NVIDIA will be allowed back in somehow. Doesn’t make sense to have expansion slots in the new Mac Pro and allow other card manufacturers in but not NVIDIA.

That’s a lawsuit waiting to happen.
 
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I’d say it’s highly likely that in a couple of months NVIDIA will be allowed back in somehow. Doesn’t make sense to have expansion slots in the new Mac Pro and allow other card manufacturers in but not NVIDIA.

That’s a lawsuit waiting to happen.
Apple does not control NVIDIA drivers. NVIDIA just doesn't have any drivers ready.
 
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Another pointless update. I'm sticking with Mojave as there's no features compelling enough for me to go through the hassle of upgrading.

...The Catalina Wine Mixer..
 
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Apple does not control NVIDIA drivers. NVIDIA just doesn't have any drivers ready.

In the past the ceo of NVIDIA has said it is difficult to release drivers without Apples support, most likely Apple is refusing to sign the certificates but no one knows exactly.

It is in NVIDIAs interest to sell GPUs so if they’re not releasing drivers it must mean something else.

Theres a lot of threads about this.

Writing drivers is not hard, NVIDIA has very capable programmers in house.
 
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From what I've heard NVIDIA needs to allow Apple for low level "write to metal" permissions. Apple (frameworks/new Mac Pro modules) perform some "stuff" inside the GPU for performance/OS issues... NVIDIA doesn't want anybody snooping inside their cards (I bet they're afraid Apple will do their own) not blaming them but hope some day they leave the BS behind.
 
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Another pointless update. I'm sticking with Mojave as there's no features compelling enough for me to go through the hassle of upgrading.
Sidecar looks promising for me. It's turning my iPad Pro into a equivalent Wacom Cintiq Companion. After my last Cintiq died, I went with knock-off cheaper Chinese/Taiwanese Tablet Monitors, and am inordinately unhappy with them. Looks to Sherlock the Astropad Studio as well, or at least should force them to be more competitive ($12/month is a bit much IMO).
There are quite a few security features being introduced in Catalina that I would fine useful for my legitimate Macs (though I can see the read-only OS volume and DriverKit being a problem for my hacks).
 
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