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First Impressions?

ZestyOne

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 18, 2009
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68
Paradise
How do you guys like it? I haven't downloaded the update yet, I wanted to see people's first reactions but so far (hours later) it seems it's only issues downloading still.

Has anyone that downloaded successfully -- what's your first thoughts!?
 

nortonandreev

macrumors 65816
Jan 11, 2016
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
I have been using it since beta 1 and I am loving it. It was nice seeing how things were improving over the summer. I am surprised by how it runs, knowing how big of an update it is. Of course, this might vary based on your workflow. If you like the design or not is purely subjective, however, I am a major fan of it. If you are worried about updating, maybe wait for the next minor update, so that more bugs will be fixed. Furthermore, this will give time for 3rd parties to release updates as well.
 
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djrm

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Feb 12, 2010
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Norwich, UK
lol thats what i was afraid of......... can you post a screenshot? For the first time in my life I'm very "ugh" about upgrading... I love high information density.
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ZestyOne

macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 18, 2009
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Paradise
I know what it looks like from all the marketing material, but someone claiming it's ugly I was hoping they would post some specific examples. I've seen stuff from months ago that was really ugly like the battery indicator but I'm not sure whats changed since then.
 

bjwhite3114

macrumors member
May 26, 2017
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How do you guys like it? I haven't downloaded the update yet, I wanted to see people's first reactions but so far (hours later) it seems it's only issues downloading still.

Has anyone that downloaded successfully -- what's your first thoughts!?
I didn't install any betas, so I'm new to the experience of Big Sur. It all looks and feels like a cheaper operating system. Speed seems fine, but the dock is horrible, menus are basic, and the window shapes are off. It just doesn't feel like a high-end OS anymore. That's my impression during the first 30 minutes.
 

macdos

macrumors 6502
Oct 15, 2017
414
657
This still floods the logs: com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.mdworker.shared.06000000-0200-0000-0000-000000000000[7004]): Service exited due to SIGKILL | sent by mds[78]. You would think Apple would tend to such bugs, but…

Imovie adds further flooding: VTDecoderXPCService[6997]: DEPRECATED USE in libdispatch client: Changing target queue hierarchy after xpc connection was activated; set a breakpoint on _dispatch_bug_deprecated to debug

Books doesn't have a toggle for list/grid anymore, you have to go to the menu FAR away in the left corner of the screen.

Books added a lot of menus for Store. I don't use the store, and I can't get rid of the crap.

But there is a Polish-English dictionary, although yet not a Greek-English one.

Round icons. More air.

No new fonts.

No new apps.

Not faster.

Not more memory efficient.

Probably many more emoji. I don't know. I don't care.

That's what we get for 12.1 GB worth of data.
 

AAPLGeek

macrumors 6502
Nov 12, 2009
250
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This still floods the logs: com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.mdworker.shared.06000000-0200-0000-0000-000000000000[7004]): Service exited due to SIGKILL | sent by mds[78]. You would think Apple would tend to such bugs, but…

Imovie adds further flooding: VTDecoderXPCService[6997]: DEPRECATED USE in libdispatch client: Changing target queue hierarchy after xpc connection was activated; set a breakpoint on _dispatch_bug_deprecated to debug

Books doesn't have a toggle for list/grid anymore, you have to go to the menu FAR away in the left corner of the screen.

Books added a lot of menus for Store. I don't use the store, and I can't get rid of the crap.

But there is a Polish-English dictionary, although yet not a Greek-English one.

Round icons. More air.

No new fonts.

No new apps.

Not faster.

Not more memory efficient.

Probably many more emoji. I don't know. I don't care.

That's what we get for 12.1 GB worth of data.

Every OS release since Snow Leopard has been a race to add more superfluous bloat than ever and with Big Sur Apple has outdone themselves!
 

meDANOcine

macrumors newbie
Sep 18, 2014
29
16
Seriously, what's up with these massive toolbar sizes? I used to love how efficient MacOS utilized space compared to Windows. The sizing of the UI is just off kilter.
 

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chinchillas

macrumors member
Apr 3, 2015
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22
This still floods the logs: com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] (com.apple.mdworker.shared.06000000-0200-0000-0000-000000000000[7004]): Service exited due to SIGKILL | sent by mds[78]. You would think Apple would tend to such bugs, but…

Imovie adds further flooding: VTDecoderXPCService[6997]: DEPRECATED USE in libdispatch client: Changing target queue hierarchy after xpc connection was activated; set a breakpoint on _dispatch_bug_deprecated to debug

Books doesn't have a toggle for list/grid anymore, you have to go to the menu FAR away in the left corner of the screen.

Books added a lot of menus for Store. I don't use the store, and I can't get rid of the crap.

But there is a Polish-English dictionary, although yet not a Greek-English one.

Round icons. More air.

No new fonts.

No new apps.

Not faster.

Not more memory efficient.

Probably many more emoji. I don't know. I don't care.

That's what we get for 12.1 GB worth of data.
Wow. Are there any security patches that would make it absolutely necessary to upgrade? The screenshot above looks like Arch Linux.
 

Ael_MR

macrumors member
Oct 6, 2018
37
167
Total black screen crash not even 5 minutes after install. Not a good first impression of Big Sur but I'm going to stay positive and hope that it was just a fluke.
 

Natzoo

macrumors 68000
Sep 16, 2014
1,550
292
I am on Mojave, should I just update to Catalina? I personally dislike Catalina for its flaws and all but I feel like Mojave is getting old.
 
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