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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by d000hg View Post
    I have no idea what that means, or implies... Can you elaborate?

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A6003 using Tapatalk
    Explainer of the terminology surrounding APFS: An APFS FAQ: Partitions, Volumes, and AFPS Containers - The Mac Observer

    If I understand correctly, you can create a second container (which is something like a partition but more so), and that in turn can contain a Mac OS boot volume distinct from the one the Mac usually starts up with. Then you can boot into that volume instead (hold down the alt/option/frying-pan-with-levitating-sausage key while booting) should you wish to use older software.

    I don't know if you could then use that second boot volume in the second container to generate a VM so you didn't have to reboot to switch environments, but that would obviously be more convenient. Maybe Parallels or VMWare Fusion can do that?

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  • NickFitz
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    Originally posted by SimonMac View Post
    I'm on the Beta, pissed at the changes to iTunes, now Music doesn't export it's playlists as an xml so can't be used on the SONOS
    It can still generate iTunesLibrary.xml (or whatever it's called), it just doesn't use it itself so you have to generate it if you want it. See Update To Catalina? Here's How To Manually Export Your Music.app As XML - DJ TechTools for details

    And tell Sonos that the iTunesLibrary API has been available since iTunes 11, two years ago or more, so they should have updated their tulip to work with that officially supported API by now

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  • b0redom
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    Since they've removed 32 bit support - connection to the client's VPN using Cisco AnyConnect appears to be broken. I've not attempted the upgrade yet.

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  • WTFH
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    Running OK here, and has been for the last few days.

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  • d000hg
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    Originally posted by BackupBoy View Post
    You can run an older version in an APFS container on the same machine.
    I have no idea what that means, or implies... Can you elaborate?

    Sent from my ONEPLUS A6003 using Tapatalk

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  • BackupBoy
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    Originally posted by d000hg View Post
    I've seen quite a few groups advocating against upgrading, since it kills their niche interest legacy applications. I own paid applications that fall into this category - there may be newer versions but I have to buy them afresh. I'm sure many companies are probably cashing in on this - blame Apple and get everyone to pay for upgrades

    I don't really understand the reasoning for blocking 32bit applications entirely (which I understand it does).

    I have heard some suggestions to upgrade then run an older version of MacOS in a VM
    You can run an older version in an APFS container on the same machine.

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  • d000hg
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    I've seen quite a few groups advocating against upgrading, since it kills their niche interest legacy applications. I own paid applications that fall into this category - there may be newer versions but I have to buy them afresh. I'm sure many companies are probably cashing in on this - blame Apple and get everyone to pay for upgrades

    I don't really understand the reasoning for blocking 32bit applications entirely (which I understand it does).

    I have heard some suggestions to upgrade then run an older version of MacOS in a VM

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  • original PM
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    Upgraded yesterday - did seem to stall for quite a while but it did eventually install.

    Not that I can see much of a difference but I do not really use it for anything other surfing the web or reading stuff on the kindle app.

    It could be because Catalina is nuts also..

    Last edited by original PM; 10 October 2019, 10:11.

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  • SimonMac
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    Originally posted by DaveB View Post
    Anyone taken the plunge yet?
    I'm on the Beta, pissed at the changes to iTunes, now Music doesn't export it's playlists as an xml so can't be used on the SONOS

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  • Zigenare
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    Originally posted by DaveB View Post
    Anyone taken the plunge yet?
    Yep, been running for nigh on 6 months. Major problem has been with Arduino IDE and VirtualBox - there's a work around for VirtualBox, start the VMs in "detached mode" this prevents the VM from terminating when switching/scrolling in or out of the VM.

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  • cojak
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    No, but I’m seeing shed loads of problems on Twitter.

    Makes my small Win10 evergreen glitch look very small beer...

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  • DaveB
    started a topic Mac OS Catalina

    Mac OS Catalina

    Anyone taken the plunge yet?

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