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Question: High Sierra Performance on Mid-2011 Mac Air

Hi all: I had thought my last upgrade to Sierra (10.12.6) would be my last on this machine, however I keep getting bugged by the App store to upgrade - but wanted to see if there were any performance issues prior to upgrading. Right now, my OS works great, I'm just concerned about upgrading to high sierra from sierra. I'm currently working with 4 GB of RAM and about 12 GB free on my internal HD. My vote is no; but wanted to see what the community thought.


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MacBook Air, macOS Sierra (10.12.4)

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I'm composing this reply on that exact model MacBook Air with the exact same amount of RAM. High Sierra runs like blazes on it.


You don't have to take my word for it though.


My vote is no; but wanted to see what the community thought.


A community has no mind and is incapable of thought. Read Upgrading macOS without fear and decide for yourself.

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Nov 18, 2017 7:39 AM in response to Nicholas Collins1 In response to Nicholas Collins1

I'm composing this reply on that exact model MacBook Air with the exact same amount of RAM. High Sierra runs like blazes on it.


You don't have to take my word for it though.


My vote is no; but wanted to see what the community thought.


A community has no mind and is incapable of thought. Read Upgrading macOS without fear and decide for yourself.

Nov 18, 2017 7:39 AM

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Dec 4, 2017 8:32 PM in response to John Galt In response to John Galt

Well, I'm glad I waited - heard about a few bugs including a bypass screen that allows you to log-in with admin privileges if you enter root in the log-in field. I'll wait to upgrade since I access protected healthcare information on my computer.

Dec 4, 2017 8:32 PM

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Dec 5, 2017 8:48 AM in response to Nicholas Collins1 In response to Nicholas Collins1

Nicholas Collins1 wrote:


Well, I'm glad I waited - heard about a few bugs including a bypass screen that allows you to log-in with admin privileges if you enter root in the log-in field. I'll wait to upgrade since I access protected healthcare information on my computer.


Apple addressed that bug in a matter of hours, last week. It no longer exists.


If you are working with secure data, use FileVault: Use FileVault to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac - Apple Support.

Dec 5, 2017 8:48 AM

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