Skipping Mojave

Myxelodeon

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Oct 8, 2018
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I just bought a 2017 Macbook Pro with Sierra installed. I'm fine with Sierra, got it on my other Macbook Pro, but Mojave seems to have very few features I like or need. I'd like to skip it, hoping I could avoid cluttering my hard drive with stuff I'm not likely to use. My question is: can I install future updates if I don't install Mojave? All feedback appreciated
 

Myxelodeon

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Oct 8, 2018
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"My question is: can I install future updates if I don't install Mojave?" To be clear, David, you're saying "yes I can?"
 

kschendel

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Dec 9, 2014
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Future updates of what, the OS? If you're asking whether you'll be able to skip directly to Mohave+1, the answer is "nobody knows for sure", because it doesn't exist yet. It's been possible in the past, and I can't think of a good reason to not continue that. So, tentatively probably yes.

If you mean updates of something else, you'll have to specify.
 

LauraJean

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Jan 7, 2015
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Denver, CO
I just bought a 2017 Macbook Pro with Sierra installed. I'm fine with Sierra, got it on my other Macbook Pro, but Mojave seems to have very few features I like or need. I'd like to skip it, hoping I could avoid cluttering my hard drive with stuff I'm not likely to use. My question is: can I install future updates if I don't install Mojave? All feedback appreciated
I am sticking with Sierra on my two MacBook Airs and periodically Apple's software update will include an OS security update, the latest being 2018-004 10.12.6 back in August. I have recently updated to Safari 12 and a new Adblock plus. In June there were updates to Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. There is also an iTunes 12.8 update which I have chosen to ignore. So, these are the types of "future updates" that are fine to do on a Sierra machine.
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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If you don't wish to upgrade to Mojave for now, don't.

At some time in the future, the apps you use may require an update -- THEN it could become time to consider upgrading.

Also, important to consider:
IF you still depend heavily on apps that are 32-bit, be aware that they will "break" with OS 10.15 (the one that comes after Mojave).
You must decide whether you're going to:
a. upgrade the apps involved
or
b. "stay back" in a 32-bit version of the OS for the foreseeable future...
 
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