Question about where MacOS goes "fascist"

ggalaximm

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Jan 16, 2019
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I am able to install Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, and Mavericks,

without the installer demanding that I log in using my Apple ID.

Quite impressive, if you ask me!

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Now, I am thinking of upgrading to Yosemite, El Capitan, maybe even Sierra

((I have a flashed-for-Mac GTX 680 and a Mac Pro 5,1,

so I can go as high as I want))

but I am quite wary of the moment at which, in order to proceed any further,

the Apple Mac OS X installer will INSIST that I log in with my Apple ID,

and not allow me to go any further.

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Does anyone here know, how high I can go with Mac OS X, before having to cough up my I.R.L. identity?
 

allan.nyholm

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Nov 22, 2007
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Aalborg, Denmark
You don't have to enter any IRL identity on current macOS Mojave - so as high as you want. You skip / set up later as much as you want with macOS Mojave. It just means that you skip that part in the installer and that is not a requirement to ever enter IRL credentials should you choose not to.
 
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ggalaximm

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Thanks! This means, I'll try out Yosemite a little later on today!!
 

allan.nyholm

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Nov 22, 2007
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Thanks! This means, I'll try out Yosemite a little later on today!!
Just be aware that nearing the end of the installation - for Yosemite too I gather (memory is rusty on that one) - there will be a Customize link. On Mojave it looks like any other URL link in a browser furthest at the bottom on one of the many screens you go through to enter credentials. This gives you access to the location awareness of macOS and the ability to turn off Siri and what not - including sending Apple information about your install.