Mac OS X Mojave First Impressions

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by RumorConsumer, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. RumorConsumer macrumors 6502a

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    Curious about performance. It wasn't really mentioned during the keynote. Wondering how its feeling to those who install.

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  2. loekf macrumors 6502a

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    Also curious ... whether someone was not afraid to convert his/her Fusion drive to APFS at install ...
     
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    bookemdano macrumors 65816

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    Did I miss a slide showing what Macs are getting Mojave, or did they not mention that?

    Edit: Found it:

    Dying to know what Metal-capable GPU Apple is going to recommend for the Mac Pro 5,1
     
  4. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    Some really interesting enhancements here. Really curious about UI language parity and the international keyboard improvements.
     
  5. RumorConsumer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Right! Improved hard drive performance and faster wake from sleep are both interesting.
     
  6. asoksevil macrumors 6502

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    Some of them are listed on Apple's website: https://www.apple.com/macos/mojave-preview/

    macOS Mojave adds UK English, Australian English, Canadian French, and Traditional Chinese for Hong Kong language options; improved maps for China; romanized keyboard input for Japanese; and an Indian voice for English in Siri.
     
  7. redheeler macrumors 604

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    Improved performance on mechanical drives is something MacOS badly needs, as there are still plenty of Macs out there without SSDs. Sadly, it seems Apple has refused to offer Mojave to the older Mac models most in need of it (2010 and 2011 Macs).
     
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    And I'm out. To run mojave on a iMac you must have a late 2012 iMac or newer. Mine is too old.
     
  9. RumorConsumer thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What’s the need a result of? We’ve had mechanical drives for a long tine. What’s not right?
     
  10. redheeler macrumors 604

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    MacOS High Sierra performs adequately on SSDs (or Fusion drives), but quite poorly on purely mechanical drives. Though most of my Macs have SSDs, my 2012 Mac mini still does not, and the slowness is definitely apparent.
     
  11. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    first impression: Dark mode looks super weird. Probably because I'm only used to seeing it in a code editor.
     
  12. Ahheck01 macrumors 6502

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    Oddly I felt like the implementation wasn't very aesthetically pleasing...
     
  13. csurfr macrumors 68000

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    Right? It just looks...cobbled together. Maybe it's because we're not used to it... I dunno.
     
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    Out of curiosity, what is an example of a dark mode you like? One of the reasons I've been pretty cool on the feature is that I think it tends to be pretty ugly.
     
  16. Crunch macrumors 6502a

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    Also, can the devs please let us know if the Mac App Store and iCloud all work on Mojave RC1? That would be good to know, thank you! :D
     
  17. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    I'm sure it will get refined over the course of the betas...there are some things that look very placeholder like the gutters in column view. In the meantime, file radars for anything you don't like.
     
  18. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It's beta 1, not release candidate 1. ;)
     
  19. redheeler macrumors 604

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    Yes, both are functional on beta 1, though it's a beta so reliability obviously isn't a guarantee.
     
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    It seems like OS 10.14 is going to be a significant improvement over high sierra as far as speed, stability, features.
     
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    If you think that's bad you should see the W10 night mode implementation.
     
  23. Yamcha macrumors 68000

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    I just installed Mojave and it seems just as quick as High Sierra. I don't see any discernible performance improvement but it's running just as well as the previous release. The dark theme looks alright, I actually still find that Microsoft did a better job on their dark theme. Maybe it just takes getting used to but I think overall it's a great release.

    I already love the privacy feature in Safari, the privacy settings are website specific. So you can adjust it where it's needed.
     
  24. TBoneMac macrumors newbie

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    It does wake up quicker from sleep. Overall I'm really liking it. The dark theme is cool. I'm excited to see more of the iPhone x macBook mixing together what did they call it again, something with a "C". When the iPhone was sending a picture directly to the macbook.
     

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