macOS Big Sur

I don’t think this is true at all Paulo, at least not in the case of Apple. Putting aside the fact that I think they do actually care about customer perception, they actually have to - because a poor brand image would harm them a lot more than it would harm a company that isn’t selling premium products and where ‘privacy and security’ aren’t touted as part of the reason that makes them special and worth the extra price.

All this recent pressure has made an impact - they released a statement and will be making the following changes:

  • A new encrypted protocol for Developer ID certificate revocation checks
  • Strong protections against server failure
  • A new preference for users to opt out of these security protections

So a win for us all, well, at least us Mac users :joy:

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After two days of using Big Sur it feels a bit slower than Catalina, hopefully the situation will improve with the next update.

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Mine felt like that after I did the upgrade, but after doing a clean install it feels much faster :nerd_face: (more than Catalina did too - which was beginning to feel quite slow, hence wanting to upgrade sooner than I usually would).

I have to say, I love it :heart_eyes:

While there are a few areas that need tweaking, it feels really polished - quite a lot nice than Catalina. In fact I think Catalina has been one of the most uninspiring updates in the series, Big Sur feels like they care about macOS again.

I’ve also reset my Feedback Assistant password and have been reporting a few small bugs to them. They are usually really good and I think to date, they have fixed every bug I have ever submitted - and I have submitted quite a few over the years.

The only thing you might need to do is calibrate your display as the colour profiles they shipped seem a little off (things might appear a little washed out). Not sure why but this seems to happen every few years, and again it’s something they seem to sort out.

Overal tho, I really like it!

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Any issues with your development environment – aside from the Docker issue with I gather is specific to the new chips and not to Big Sur?

How about Little Snitch? I understand you have to upgrade to Little Snitch 5 for Big Sur; did you upgrade with Little Snitch 4 still installed and if so, did it do anything weird or just fail gracefully?

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So far I’ve been unable to install Erlang via asdf, but it looks like they just need to add 11.0.1 to the versions list…

I did have a seg fault with sassc-2.4.0/lib/sassc/engine.rb:43: [BUG] Segmentation fault at 0x0000000000000000 in Rails but uncommenting the below from the config worked:

    Rails.application.config.assets.configure do |env|
      env.export_concurrent = false

Other than that my junk folder seems to not be getting any junk! If I change the setting to ‘mark as junk mail but leave in my inbox’ it shows, but as soon as I hit ‘move to junk’ it disappears and is not in the junk folder or anywhere else. I’m going to post this as a bug. I use SMTP/POP mail tho. @iPaul is the junk mail folder working as expected for you?

Soon as Big Sur was on Little Snitch alerted me to an update, I just went ahead and bought it - €25 I think. Installed and all seemed fine - tho I am on a clean install now so all my programs are freshly installed.

Overall, everything is what I would expect - if anything changes I’ll post an update :smiley:

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I don’t use the Mail program, I use Thunderbird for which I didn’t noticed any change.

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I upgraded on the day it came out. I’m on a new MacBook Pro. It feels the same to me. So far so good in respect to user experience. Nice little touch-ups.

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