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The High Sierra pulse poll: Would you rather be on Sierra or HS?

Would you rather be on Sierra or High Sierra?

  • Sierra

    Votes: 29 41.4%
  • High Sierra

    Votes: 41 58.6%

  • Total voters
    70
  • Poll closed .

Crunch

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 26, 2008
701
74
Crazy L.A.
I'd like to get an updated feel on the various people having legitimate issues with High Sierra, now at .4 and a full NINE months in existence. And I got a few issues on Sierra too. Thinking of moving back up, but reluctantly so.
 

mollyc

macrumors 68030
Aug 18, 2016
2,920
13,949
I’m not a “power user” or someone who tweaks software but I have had no issues with High Sierra on my 2017 iMac. I use adobe products and stock applications.
 

PurrBall

macrumors 65816
Oct 25, 2007
1,015
54
Indianapolis
I have fewer issues overall on High Sierra (at this point; it was a rocky start with early versions) as I had some problems with 10.12.6 that I don't see any more.
 

tarsins

macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2009
949
649
Wales
Running HS on an iMac and MBP, partner running HS on a MB. Not had any problems and can't really see much difference in the versions.
 
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ncrypt

macrumors 6502
May 16, 2012
343
240
UK
I find the UI a lot smoother on HS, especially with a 4K display attached. Probably because WindowServer was rewritten in Metal
 

Crunch

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 26, 2008
701
74
Crazy L.A.
OK, great! That's good news. I'll be moving back up to 10.13.5 when it comes out then.

Sierra works fine for the most part, but outside my iMovie on High Sierra issue, High Sierra 10.13.3 had worked well enough. I thought moving back to 10.12.6 would be a significant improvement in stability, but it's also laggy.

If the UI feels smoother on High Sierra, that's a huge selling point for me.

How about Safari?? Is it faster and nice and snappy on 10.13.4?

Finally, are you all using APFS? I thought maybe I'll try HS again but with HFS+ preserved as the file system and see how it goes. Anyone use HFS+ with High Sierra??

Thanks very much!
 

kohlson

macrumors 68020
Apr 23, 2010
2,421
722
I installed HS on my 4/5,1 with SSD (APFS). Honestly, couldn't see any difference. Except that the latest FCPX requires 10.13, I can see now reason for HS over S. My late-2103 MBP with GT750M was another story. Absolutely awful for my set up (external Dell 2715Q. Made me regret the whole thing.
 

bliggs

macrumors 6502
Aug 15, 2012
273
196
Broken Arrow
High Sierra bricked my 2017 iMac. Very thankful for time machine. Went back to Sierra and have no desire to try and update again.
 
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