When to jump on the bandwagon...

EEzycade

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Jun 29, 2018
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Being disabled, I am itching to try out Catalina and the Voice Control Feature. When would you recommend I try the beta. Now? Wait for Mid-July to early-August? Thanks. Speaking of betas, I saw a thread earlier about someone complaining that some apps were broken in beta 2. LOL. Obviously he doesn't understand betas.
 

8CoreWhore

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Jan 17, 2008
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Big D
You could do it now... but you have to consider the impact a buggy OS would effect the important apps in your life. If you have enough room on your hard drive, you can "dual boot" it onto a seperate "partition". That's what I did. So I now have Mojave and Catalina. https://lifehacker.com/the-safest-way-to-install-the-macos-catalina-beta-1835836662

This method lets the 2 OS's share the available space... so long as you stick with APFS for both. Nice.
 

EEzycade

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 29, 2018
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186
Mesa, Arizona
You could do it now... but you have to consider the impact a buggy OS would effect the important apps in your life. If you have enough room on your hard drive, you can "dual boot" it onto a seperate "partition". That's what I did. So I now have Mojave and Catalina. https://lifehacker.com/the-safest-way-to-install-the-macos-catalina-beta-1835836662

This method lets the 2 OS's share the available space... so long as you stick with APFS for both. Nice.
I did that and am now running Catalina in the separate volume. Thanks! How do I boot back into the volume with Mojave?
 

zorinlynx

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May 31, 2007
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Florida, USA
BACK UP YOUR DATA, including data in iCloud, before running this beta.

This includes the situation where you create a separate volume. If Catalina has mere access to your data, you should have a separate backup of it.