James Linder jam at
Sun Feb 23 23:13:48 UTC 2020

Thanks for the answer, to Chris too.
When catalena was relrased there were a flurry of ‘don’t rush’ type posts. I was checking if ‘dont rush to catelena’ was still the general opinion.
I have not yet even received my macbook (tomorrow :-) so it is that new.
From an engineering point of view it makes sense to limit the os but is still um irritating

> On 24 Feb 2020, at 1:10 am, Mojca Miklavec <mojca at> wrote:
> Given that you have an OS installed, just try to install whatever you
> need and if you run into any serious issues, ask about specific
> problems.
> (It might be true what Chris said and that you won't be able to go
> back in time, not sure when the hardware was released, so maybe 10.14
> still works, but if you have 10.15 installed, try to check if you see
> any problems first. The OS has been around for a while, so most
> pressing problems were solved in the meantime. You won't be able to
> build or run 32-bit software though.)
> Mojca
> On Sat, 22 Feb 2020 at 14:14, James Linder <jam at> wrote:
>> Hi All
>> After 6 years my macbook battery is really past it’s use-by.
>> The keyboard has become a sea of won’t-push-this-week-and-hard-to-get-a-keypush so I decided to get a new laptop, but of course it comes with catalena.
>> I’ve been using high sierra and all my ports are good. Is catalena now stable enough to ‘just work’ or need I consider installing (say) high sierra.
>> James

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