Big Sur

macOS 11.0 (Big Sur) has been released. I have it running on my laptop, and the results have been quite satisfactory so far. Most applications seem to be running faster than they did under 10.15.7.

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  1. Have you seen this?

    On modern versions of macOS, you simply can’t power on your computer, launch a text editor or eBook reader, and write or read, without a log of your activity being transmitted and stored.

    It turns out that in the current version of the macOS, the OS sends to Apple a hash (unique identifier) of each and every program you run, when you run it. Lots of people didn’t realize this, because it’s silent and invisible and it fails instantly and gracefully when you’re offline, but today the server got really slow and it didn’t hit the fail-fast code path, and everyone’s apps failed to open if they were connected to the internet.

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