I would have less of a problem buying a new machine if the new machine was what I needed. The new Mac Pro is not a good replacement for the old ones, IMO. The old ones offered tons of *internal* expansion possibilities, the new ones do not. If I had to pull all the stuff I have inside my old Mac Pro out and put it on my desk and attach via cables to to USB or thunderbolt or whatever -- it would be a horrendous mess. The current pro is more like a pumped-up mini -- what you bought is what you got. Bring back a *pro* Mac Pro and I might be more likely to pony up the dollars.
Oh, I agree. I have been a Mac user for 26 years now, so I have watched the evolution of desktop Macs. I have seen what has been ripped out, squeezed together, smashed, flattened, etc., which guarantees that these modern machines will wear out more quickly.
Let's be honest. All manufacturers -- computers or otherwise -- purposely make their products with a definite life span in mind. They are purposely made to wear out, so that we are forced to purchase a new one. This is not conspiracy theory, it is fact. Just look at how tough Apple computers used to be made two decades ago. Look at how cars were built fifty years ago. Things were made to last a lot longer back then. Sadly, greed has cheapened everything.
Glad this got your goat It is exciting. That's why I deem it worthy of attention.
No goats here, or cows, or horses . . . but man, you should hear the frog chorus late at night just outside my window. I find it quite entertaining. Oddly enough, I don't hear it right now. I wonder if the mating season has ended so abruptly.
Oh, I wasn't aware of this point. Are you saying that a person must have a patched version of Sierra already installed on theirr system before they can use foxlet's AUS? In other words, someone cannot use this for an initial install of Sierra on their machine, say from El Capitan?
You asked about automatic updates: short answer YES.
But the good news is that --clear-catalog generally works.
Yes, I have been familiar with this terminal command for a while now. Very useful indeed.
While set to a new catalog, just --list is necessary to manually trigger local updates.
Okay, just to clarify what you are saying for everyone here, "--list" only needs to be used more than once, if you happen to change from one catalog to another, correct?
Now, are you just referring to foxlet's catalogs? Or when we switch back to one of Apple's catalogs as well? I have never used it with any of Apple's catalogs.
Can we trust these downloads?: inmho YES.
Oh, I agree. I mentioned it as just a point for everyone to consider when making their decision. Personally, I would not be using either of their tools, or donating, if I did not trust them.
This command is a way to find out where you're pointing to
defaults read /Library/Preferences/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate.plist
Very useful. I wasn't familiar with that command. Thanks!
Thanks for taking the time to respond. Much appreciated.