Anyone still on Sierra?

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by thadoggfather, Dec 26, 2018.

  1. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    10.12.6, 2016 NTB just feels like home

    going strong good battery and performance and smooth everything

    have Mojave on an SSD external but this still my daily
     
  2. Heat_Fan89 macrumors 6502

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    I switched back to Sierra on my 2012 Mini. I found Mojave ran a little too slow on startup and I ran into other quirky problems. I think a lot of my problems may have had to do with APFS running on a 5400RPM drive.
     
  3. 808? macrumors 6502a

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    Same, still running 10.12 on my 2012 mini.
     
  4. janitor3 macrumors regular

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  6. Fishrrman macrumors P6

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    Still using Low Sierra here, on a 2012 Mac Mini.
    No plans at this time to "upgrade further"...
     
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    Yeah have it on a 2010 MBP here, runs better than HS and its just for web browsing so I won't be upgrading that for the foreseeable.
     
  9. kasuja00 macrumors member

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    Still on Sierra daily with my Mac Pro 5.1. I think it's a great os for performances and stability. I also installed Mojave on a secondary Hard drive.
     
  10. retta283 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using it on a 2008 MacBook with dosdude1's patch. Best version of macOS since Snow Leopard IMO. I'd put it on my 2008 iMac if I was more willing to crack it open to install a supported wireless card.
     
  11. hauntvictim macrumors 6502

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    Regrettably I am on Mojave for my 2009 iMac, Sierra was great. Any idea on how to get back to Sierra?
     
  12. retta283 macrumors 6502a

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    Only way I can think of would be to back up all of your files and do a re-install of Sierra. You can get the installer from here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208202 just scroll down. You may need to wipe the drive because a newer version is installed, in that case you may need a usb drive.
     
  13. baas macrumors member

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    I upgraded to HS last week. Update went fine, the difference with sierra is hardly noticeable. I did get a new bug though, waking from sleep takes ~10seconds. Very annoying but no reason to downgrade yet. If sierra is working for you I would stay on it.
     
  14. alex0002 macrumors 6502

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    Sierra on Late-2011 MBP. Might upgrade to High Sierra when the security updates run out (I think I saved an installer somewhere).
     
  15. dangerly macrumors regular

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    Sierra on a late 2012 iMac.
    Will probably giva a try at Mojave on an external SSD.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 9, 2019 ---
    Do you have the links to El Capitan and High Sierra installers?
    Thank you
     
  16. retta283 macrumors 6502a

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    El Capitan: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206886
    High Sierra: https://support.apple.com/macos/high-sierra

    For Yosemite and Mavericks, unless you have downloaded them in the past there is no way to get them from Apple again.
    Lion and Mountain Lion can still be purchased from the app store. Apple surprisingly still sells the DVD for Snow Leopard, but anything below that you'll need to look on eBay or another site for.
     
  17. dangerly macrumors regular

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    Thank You.
    Yosemite and Mavericks i had downloaded at the time of release.
    Leopard and Snow Leopard i still have all the original DVDs.
     
  18. owbp macrumors 6502a

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    I'm back to Sierra on my Macbook Pro 15" mid 2015 (for now).
    High Sierra is full of small bugs that i can't stand in the long run, Mojave still one to two updates away from being "the thing" and i can't find any fault in Sierra except for Spotlight bug.
    It is, to me, a perfected El Capitan and i have no problems with it (used for audio work and everyday stuff).
     
  19. Mileham macrumors member

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    Yes. I switch between Mavericks and Sierra (due to some apps). Sierra sometimes seems buggy though, with the bluetooth connection to my trackpad. Maybe that's due to the USB 3.0 card interfering -- not sure.

    I'm wary of upgrading to High Sierra, due to the firmware update required.
     
  20. mofoliar macrumors 6502

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    I was thinking of upgrading to Sierra from El Capitan....
     
  21. PhillyGuy72, Mar 12, 2019
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    PhillyGuy72 macrumors 65816

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    Same here. Now that I replaced my failing Mac HD with a SSD (insane amazing difference I wish I did a while ago!) - I finally want to upgrade to Sierra.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 12, 2019 ---
    Both from the App Store.

    El Capitan Installer
    https://itunes.apple.com/app/os-x-el-capitan/id1147835434?ls=1&mt=12

    High Sierra installer
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/macos-high-sierra/id1246284741?mt=12

    **(Never mind, I didn't see someone replied :eek::confused: )
     
  22. Expobill Suspended

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    El capitan works great on the macbook air from 2010, hgh sierra slowed the sucker down
     
  23. haralds macrumors 6502a

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    Back to Sierra 10.12.6 on my mid 2011 5,2 running macOS Server. The last "full" server before Apple started stripping things. Painful process, but well worth it.
    The system has been upgraded with dual SSDs and is hooked to a whole bank of USB3 drives for TimeMachines and a couple of large Raid 5 system for additional long term storage.
     
  24. Eithanius macrumors 65816

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    Recently upgraded to High Sierra on my 2010 MBP, and for some reason it runs cooler than on Sierra. Don’t really know why...

    My procs average over 60 degrees C on Sierra sitting idle, but low 50s on HS sitting idle.

    Had to upgrade after inexplicably suffering from FireWire non-detection, almost always happens after half year of Sierra fresh installs.
     
  25. sgtaylor5 macrumors member

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    This is interesting; I installed Sierra on an HFS+ partition on my APFS disk and installed my normal suite of applications. On Mojave, I see I have a little over four hours of battery life in Activity Monitor, Energy tab. On Sierra, I have five hours of battery life. Blanking my SSD and reinstalling Sierra on HFS+, full disk. Bit of a pain, but... About the only thing I’ll miss is Messages syncing with my phone.
     

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