Operating system

Sir Apfelot Blog

28 October 2022

What happens if you don't do a software update?

Modern devices and operating systems based on iOS and macOS are often very intrusive in informing users that one of the installed programs or the operating system itself is no longer up to date. […]
6 September 2021

elementary OS - Nice alternative to Windows and macOS

If you want to equip your (old) Windows PC or an Apple Mac with a Linux distribution designed for users, you should take a look at elementary OS. Like the handsome Linux Mint, this operating system is based on Ubuntu. Optical [...]
2 September 2020

Should I upgrade my Mac to macOS 11.0 Big Sur?

As every autumn, a new Mac operating system is due in 2020 - this time macOS 11.0 Big Sur. The successor to macOS 10.15 Catalina ends the "Mac OS X" era and not only runs on 64-bit [...]
24 October 2019

macOS Catalina upgrade won't finish? Updated installer solves the problem!

With the new Apple operating system macOS 10.15 Catalina, not only new functions but also problems came to the Mac for some users. Among other things, when setting up the new operating system or a new computer with Catalina, [...]
7 October 2019
macOS Catalina is now available as a free download

Short message: macOS Catalina is available for download

If you click on software update in the system settings of your Mac, you will notice that the new operating system (macOS Catalina with version number 10.15; here the info page from Apple) is now finally in its final version for end users [...]
6 August 2019

32 bit or 64 bit - which processor architecture is faster or better?

In addition to new hardware, Apple will also unleash the new macOS 2019 Catalina on its users in September 10.15. One of the significant changes in the operating system for Mac, iMac and MacBook: only 64-bit apps are supported. [...]
18 October 2014
OS X Yosemite screenshot

Mac OS 10.10 - my first impressions and known problems

Actually, after the iOS 8 debacle, which caused me some problems with my iTunes library, I always had to wait 1-2 weeks before installing major updates, what problems [...]