WARNING: Do not upgrade to Mojave if you have any non-retina screens!

ugh

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The subpixel font rendering engine that used to produce beautiful fonts on macOS is gone! There are a few "fixes" floating around here, they don't bring the old engine back and the results are not acceptable in my opinion. Let me save you the 2 day restore process I am in the middle of downgrading to High Sierra.
 

NastyNatex

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Sep 24, 2018
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Don't forget. Apple deal with Microsoft also ran out for using the patent technology for the fonts.

Apple and Microsoft signed a patent cross-licensing agreement in 1997, back when Microsoft was so dominant they were under anti-trust investigation from the US government, and Apple was a breath away from bankruptcy.

http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/1292505/584.pdf

Microsoft invented sub-pixel antialiasing and have been awarded multiple patents for the technology:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ClearType#Patents

The deal expired in 2017.
 
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dumastudetto

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Who doesn't have a retina Mac at this point? Everyone must, and if you don't really you must upgrade now. There's no excuse.
 
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DakotaGuy

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Who doesn't have a retina Mac at this point? Everyone must, and if you don't really you must upgrade now. There's no excuse.
There’s also no excuse for Apple releasing an OS upgrade that doesn’t work well (at least without a workaround) on non-Retina models when they are still selling them as new machines. Both the MacBook Air and base iMac are still non-Retina. That’s pretty sloppy especially for a company that prides itself in the motto “It just works!”
 

NastyNatex

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There’s also no excuse for Apple releasing an OS upgrade that doesn’t work well on non-Retina models when they are still selling them as new machines. Both the MacBook Air and base iMac are still non-Retina. That’s pretty sloppy especially for a company that prides itself in the motto “It just works!”
I think a lot of it has to do with the licensing deal expired with Microsoft.
 

lec0rsaire

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Jeez that looks bad. It reminds me of my iPad 2 on iOS 7 when they got rid of the shadows.
 

alien3dx

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the font more whiter and seem to bright .The first time i used imac also issue with brightnes..Dono why imac a bit eye strain.
 

mikecwest

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Who doesn't have a retina Mac at this point? Everyone must, and if you don't really you must upgrade now. There's no excuse.
Ok, you said it, no excuses: You can PayPal me the $3000 or so, to buy a new a MBP with 16GB ram, and 1TB SSD to replace my early 2011 MBP the has been upgraded 16GB Ram 1TB SSD and upgraded airport card to support airdrop?

The $3000 would be fine, as I can afford to pay the taxes on my own.
 

alien3dx

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Ok, you said it, no excuses: You can PayPal me the $3000 or so, to buy a new a MBP with 16GB ram, and 1TB SSD to replace my early 2011 MBP the has been upgraded 16GB Ram 1TB SSD and upgraded airport card to support airdrop?

The $3000 would be fine, as I can afford to pay the taxes on my own.
hah lol man ... not just my eye strain , my heart also..o_O
 
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