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    Home Forums AskWoody support Non-Windows operating systems macOS macOS Big Sur 11.1 released

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        Alex5723
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        Today’s update adds support for AirPods Max, Apple’s new over-ear headphones announced last week. Users can now wirelessly pair AirPods Max with compatible Macs and benefit from the Adaptive EQ, Active Noise Cancellation, Transparency Mode, and Spatial audio.

        With this update, users will now have access to the App Store privacy labels with a detailed report on what user data each app available on the App Store can access. In addition, macOS Big Sur 11.1 comes with new Apple News widgets, a new Apple TV+ tab on the TV app, support for the Apple ProRAW format, and optimizations for Macs running with the M1 chip.

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        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        First developer beta of macOS Big Sur 11.2 released.

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        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Apple has stopped providing standalone installers for macOS updates

        Apple released macOS Big Sur 11.1 on 14 December. Although yesterday it finally posted standalone installers for the two concomitant security updates to Catalina and Mojave, no standalone updaters for Big Sur have appeared yet. Neither has it made available a standalone updater for macOS 11.0.1, which was released over a month ago….

        Unless a strong case is made for the reinstatement of standalone installer versions of Big Sur updates, it’s most likely that none will be provided for download – as has already happened with the 11.0.1 and 11.1 updates….

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        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        While my experiences with Big Sur have been better than Catalina, organizations who haven’t deployed Big Sur yet may want to wait until at least Q1 2021, as it seems there are a few bugs for system administrators. See here.

        Nathan Parker

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        James Bond 007
        AskWoody Lounger

        Apple has stopped providing standalone installers for macOS updates

        Apple released macOS Big Sur 11.1 on 14 December. Although yesterday it finally posted standalone installers for the two concomitant security updates to Catalina and Mojave, no standalone updaters for Big Sur have appeared yet. Neither has it made available a standalone updater for macOS 11.0.1, which was released over a month ago….

        Unless a strong case is made for the reinstatement of standalone installer versions of Big Sur updates, it’s most likely that none will be provided for download – as has already happened with the 11.0.1 and 11.1 updates….

        Very disappointed with this development, especially with the fact that Apple does not even bother to notify users about this.

        As a user who depends on standalone updates (Combo Updates and Security Updates), I find the current situation with Big Sur unacceptable (there are other issues such as VMware Fusion performance problems with Big Sur). Therefore I have made up my mind not to upgrade to Big Sur, and will stay with High Sierra and Mojave for the foreseeable future.

        I am also cancelling my plan to get an Apple Silicon Mac, since they can only run Big Sur (and later).

        If Apple does not reverse this decision, I would just remain on High Sierra and Mojave, and when they become untenable, well, maybe go back to Windows full time.

        I shall watch this situation closely. If Apple reverses this decision, I might reconsider my own decision.

        Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.

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      • #2334090
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        macOS Big Sur 11.2 beta 2 for developers released.

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