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Mojave the best and final version of Macos?

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Here's a question for anyone and everyone. I've been getting more and more fed up with Apple for a good few years, and have resisted upgrading to 10.14.5 (I'm still running 10.14.2). Can anyone who knows tell me what benefits 10.14.3 to 10.14.5 (and later perhaps) bring over 10.14.2?

Serious question, one which will help me to decide whether or not to stick with my Hack, or install or go to Windows.
 

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OK, thanks, that's pretty much how I was seeing it too. I saw the changes listed and that's really why I asked the question. Like others, I believe the Hackintosh is as good as dead, and the upgrades since 10.14.2 seem to me to have very limited benefit, even setting on one side the Facetime changes and emoji additions, both of which I have problems taking seriously. That may also apply to the dGPUs you mention as well, but I don't have a GPU so I couldn't really say.

Upgrades seem to me to have become progressively more difficult to achieve for progressively smaller actual benefits, though I don't regret my adventure of some years with Hackintosh; my current hack is a lot faster and more reliable than most of the Macs i've seen recently, though I don't consider myself a 'pro' user with 'pro' needs. And the prices, let's not forget the prices, which in my view are Apple's own admission that they're on thin ice and need to gouge where they think they can get away with it. Pity though, I quite like Mojave, though I suspect staying with Yosemite (or even Mojave 10.14.1) might have been ideas I did not explore sufficiently well.

All in all, I think Macos is staggering and will fall in due time - I think the Apple tea-leaves only contain IOS, iPadOS and services so perhaps I'll just box on with 10.14.2 (which is at least stable except perhaps for the flakiness of the USB3 thing - I'm not an SSDT type of person I think). I know they're 2 quite different beasts but Windows is becoming more attractive almost by the day, probably partly because I have no dog in the updating race. though I know many do.

Interesting to read some of the more scathing analyses of Tim Cook's contribution to Apple, and I've thought for a while that Jony Ive has his own thoughts on that matter, despite being what I consider to be the driving force behind what has so far been Apple's rising star.

Thanks for your thoughts though. It would be interesting to hear other opinions as well.
 

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OK, thanks, that's pretty much how I was seeing it too. I saw the changes listed and that's really why I asked the question. Like others, I believe the Hackintosh is as good as dead, and the upgrades since 10.14.2 seem to me to have very limited benefit, even setting on one side the Facetime changes and emoji additions, both of which I have problems taking seriously. That may also apply to the dGPUs you mention as well, but I don't have a GPU so I couldn't really say.

Upgrades seem to me to have become progressively more difficult to achieve for progressively smaller actual benefits, though I don't regret my adventure of some years with Hackintosh; my current hack is a lot faster and more reliable than most of the Macs i've seen recently, though I don't consider myself a 'pro' user with 'pro' needs. And the prices, let's not forget the prices, which in my view are Apple's own admission that they're on thin ice and need to gouge where they think they can get away with it. Pity though, I quite like Mojave, though I suspect staying with Yosemite (or even Mojave 10.14.1) might have been ideas I did not explore sufficiently well.

All in all, I think Macos is staggering and will fall in due time - I think the Apple tea-leaves only contain IOS, iPadOS and services so perhaps I'll just box on with 10.14.2 (which is at least stable except perhaps for the flakiness of the USB3 thing - I'm not an SSDT type of person I think). I know they're 2 quite different beasts but Windows is becoming more attractive almost by the day, probably partly because I have no dog in the updating race. though I know many do.

Interesting to read some of the more scathing analyses of Tim Cook's contribution to Apple, and I've thought for a while that Jony Ive has his own thoughts on that matter, despite being what I consider to be the driving force behind what has so far been Apple's rising star.

Thanks for your thoughts though. It would be interesting to hear other opinions as well.
I haven't had much, if any, difficulty with macOS updates and I've done every update on all my hacks. In many instances, I have found the updates to improve thing such as video drivers, 10GBase-T, etc. The only SSDT I have on my desktop systems are for USB and generating them have become much easier now with the release of Hackintool.

I don't know what improvements and/or features people expect from macOS. It's a mature operating system and I mainly look for new/improved drivers and support for new CPUs, GPUs, chipsets, etc. I like that Apple continues to strengthen security and look forward to the Dedicated System Volume feature. I view the added features like Sidecar as bonuses.

I don't know how Windows can look more attractive today than it did in 2015 when Windows 10 was released. It has basically carried on unchanged in 4 years.

I see unjustified criticism of Tim Cook almost everyday. The guy only turned Apple in to one of the most valuable companies in the world. Under his watch, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Macs along with their respective operating systems have continued to improve. He may not be Steve Jobs, but he's certainly better than John Sculley or Michael Spindler.
 
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Fair comments, most of which I agree with, but not the comment about Apple and Tim Cook. Personal opinions being a bit like bottoms in that everyone's got one, I think mine is right, you probably think yours is right, perhaps we judge by different criteria so comparison and persuasion are unhelpful and unlikely respectively.

See what you mean about the drivers, never really was a tecchie so SSDT files for USB are way over my head, the pmheart patches work mostly, sometimes I need to reset the bios but it's a small price to pay, perhaps some kind soul with a similarly aged H97N will send me a SSDT file for the USB patch, but unless they do, I'll stick with what I have.

Good point all, thanks, I enjoyed contemplsting the differences in our perspectives.
 

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Fair comments, most of which I agree with, but not the comment about Apple and Tim Cook. Personal opinions being a bit like bottoms in that everyone's got one, I think mine is right, you probably think yours is right, perhaps we judge by different criteria so comparison and persuasion are unhelpful and unlikely respectively.

See what you mean about the drivers, never really was a tecchie so SSDT files for USB are way over my head, the pmheart patches work mostly, sometimes I need to reset the bios but it's a small price to pay, perhaps some kind soul with a similarly aged H97N will send me a SSDT file for the USB patch, but unless they do, I'll stick with what I have.

Good point all, thanks, I enjoyed contemplsting the differences in our perspectives.
Try using Hackintool to create your SSDT for USB. Follow the instructions on the app. It's easier than you think.
 
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Cheers, I'll give it a shot - couldn't hurt eh?
As far as you are aware Mr Pastrychef, is there a simple (for me) list of things to do with Hackintool? Something along the lines of 'do this, save that to here' etc. I tried to understand the instructions relating to creating an SSDT file but I'm old and feeble, that sort of thing.

Unless someone has an SSDT file for fixing the port limit thinvgie on the H97N-wifi board they'd be prepared to donate (might be a bit old nopw perhaps)? I would cheerfully offer heartfelt thanks and assurances of free psychotherapy if you're ever in my neck of da woods
 

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As far as you are aware Mr Pastrychef, is there a simple (for me) list of things to do with Hackintool? Something along the lines of 'do this, save that to here' etc. I tried to understand the instructions relating to creating an SSDT file but I'm old and feeble, that sort of thing.

Unless someone has an SSDT file for fixing the port limit thinvgie on the H97N-wifi board they'd be prepared to donate (might be a bit old nopw perhaps)? I would cheerfully offer heartfelt thanks and assurances of free psychotherapy if you're ever in my neck of da woods
  1. Launch Hackintool and click on the USB tab.
  2. Find a USB 2 device and plug then unplug it in to every single USB port on your computer.
  3. Find a USB 3 device and plug then unplug it in to every single USB port on your computer.
  4. Click on the button the bottom of the Hackintool window to generate your SSDT and kext.
  5. Decide if you want to use the SSDT or the kext. (don't use both)
 

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From a different perspective I think, on balance, my favourite iteration of macOS was probably El Capitan. Occasionally I change my mind and veer towards Sierra.

Mostly this is down to the fact that my favourite OS X / macOS software ran on these systems with everything working and no problems. Rather than the problems introduced by later OS versions being Apple's fault, they are mostly the poor independent developers trying to keep up. Or as I discovered, failing and giving up. Which has been a shame because a lot of software I paid good money for is now useless.

Ironically one of my favourite pieces of software that no-longer works was ... Aperture. Well, okay, it does load but is now crippled. I have quite a list of other titles too that I miss greatly.

Yes, Apple has done sterling work with security, and is to be congratulated BUT design-wise Mojave's dark-mode seems half-finished. What's more, hardware-wise ... Please don't tell me no-one at Apple thought "cheese-grater" !!!

Or was it a prime example of: "The Emperor's New Clothes" in action?!?!? :lol:

:)
 
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