Updating OS X Question.

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in macOS edited January 2014
I purchased my MDD 867 with v10.2.1 and there has been one update since then and another one on the way. So the question is:



Should I update everytime there is an update or should I wait for a couple more?



Reason I ask is because I hear a lot of stories here about how the OS sometimes decreases in performance after some have updated, so I don't want to lose the feel that I have now on my machine because it is great now.



Also in the Software Updater, is Apple able to see the software that's in your computer?



Thanks alot



Rob

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  • Reply 1 of 25
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    OS X just gets better and better, faster and faster
  • Reply 2 of 25
    quickquick Posts: 227member
    [quote]Originally posted by MacAficionado:

    <strong>

    Reason I ask is because I hear a lot of stories here about how the OS sometimes decreases in performance after some have updated, so I don't want to lose the feel that I have now on my machine because it is great now.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    There's no guarantee the next update will not mess with your system.

    Personally I am very distrustfully. I always wait a few hours before installing a newly released upgrade.
  • Reply 3 of 25
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    [quote]Originally posted by MacAficionado:

    <strong>Also in the Software Updater, is Apple able to see the software that's in your computer?

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    no. we're not M$ !
  • Reply 4 of 25
    quickquick Posts: 227member
    [quote]Originally posted by Defiant:

    <strong>



    no. we're not M$ !</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Does the Software Updater know that?
  • Reply 5 of 25
    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,502member
    [quote]Originally posted by Defiant:

    <strong>



    no. we're not M$ !</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Actually not true. It has to see some software on your machine to let you know whether there are updates avaiable for it or not. However, whether Apple gathers that information or not is the real question. I doubt it. But I have not watched what Software Update actually sends so I cannot tell you one way or the other what Apple might know or not.
  • Reply 6 of 25
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    [quote]Originally posted by Quick:

    <strong>Does the Software Updater know that?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    ask him himself. gopferdellli !
  • Reply 7 of 25
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    [quote]Originally posted by NoahJ:

    <strong>Actually not true. It has to see some software on your machine to let you know whether there are updates avaiable for it or not. However, whether Apple gathers that information or not is the real question. I doubt it. (...)</strong><hr></blockquote>



    exactly. "some" software. only all those iApps and things necessary for the System. But I think it does not sniff up your whole harddrive. Remember, if you put some iApps in an other folder, and update the system, the apps get left out.



    brad ? or kickaha ? or any other OS geek ? could you explain this further, please ?
  • Reply 8 of 25
    what do you have to hide from Apple? unless there are some illegally acquired programs...
  • Reply 9 of 25
    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,502member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mac Man 020581:

    <strong>what do you have to hide from Apple? unless there are some illegally acquired programs...</strong><hr></blockquote>



    It is not a question of hiding, it is more a question of privacy. Do you feel that Apple has the right to peruse your hard drive at will to ascertain its contents? What is to stop them from taking documents, files, etc if they have said right? Nothing.
  • Reply 10 of 25
    noahjnoahj Posts: 4,502member
    [quote]Originally posted by Defiant:

    <strong>



    exactly. "some" software. only all those iApps and things necessary for the System. But I think it does not sniff up your whole harddrive. Remember, if you put some iApps in an other folder, and update the system, the apps get left out.



    brad ? or kickaha ? or any other OS geek ? could you explain this further, please ?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    This is not the fault of software update, but of the package installer that you download. It expects the program to be in a specific location and when it does not find it there rather than not updating it it simply leaves the updates there and breaks the program that was moved. That is poor design for the updater, and has nothing to dow ith software updates ability/inability to read your hard drives contents.



    Once more, I do not think it does, but I have no evidence to back this either.
  • Reply 11 of 25
    quickquick Posts: 227member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mac Man 020581:

    <strong>what do you have to hide from Apple? unless there are some illegally acquired programs...</strong><hr></blockquote>

    That's not what privacy is about.
  • Reply 12 of 25
    quickquick Posts: 227member
    [quote]Originally posted by Defiant:

    <strong>ask him himself. gopferdellli !</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Hmmm? <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
  • Reply 13 of 25
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    frög doch s installer programm sälber öbs vo M$ chunt. grmbl !



    übrigens: willkomme als member !
  • Reply 14 of 25
    quickquick Posts: 227member
    [quote]Originally posted by Defiant:

    <strong>frög doch s installer programm sälber öbs vo M$ chunt. grmbl !

    </strong><hr></blockquote>

    Du häsch gschribbe: MIR sind nöd M$.

    Und DAS chan Softwäröpdeiter doch nöd wüsse.

    Het es Scherzli sölle sii.

    Häsch en härte Tag gha? Ich hoff's nöd!



    Isch mer mit füfzg Posts scho es Memberli? Cool.
  • Reply 15 of 25
    Thanks for the feedback!



    I think I'll wait till next year to update when I purchase FCP4!



    Rob



  • Reply 16 of 25
    I see you guys have some good points, I doubt and I also trust that Apple won't do anything bad.
  • Reply 17 of 25
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member
    Software Update checks Apple's websites for the updates that are available, and their dependencies. Then it looks in your /Library/Receipts folder (and possibly the expected locations as well) for what's been installed. Then it presents to you the proper updates that could/should be installed at that point in time. This is why sometimes if you run SU twice, you'll see more packages the second time... it won't let you install something that won't work with your current system.



    M$, OTOH, scans your hard drive, then uploads that information to the mothership for processing what patches^H^H^H^H^H^H^Hservice packs you need, then sends that info back to the updater. M$ likes to keep tight control of the reins, and also know exactly what you've got.



    Personally, I'll take the Apple approach any day.
  • Reply 18 of 25
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    [quote]Originally posted by Quick:

    <strong>

    Du häsch gschribbe: MIR sind nöd M$.

    Und DAS chan Softwäröpdeiter doch nöd wüsse.

    Het es Scherzli sölle sii.

    Häsch en härte Tag gha? Ich hoff's nöd!



    Isch mer mit füfzg Posts scho es Memberli? Cool.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    ohu... hans gar nöd gmerkt... min fehler... <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />
  • Reply 19 of 25
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by Mac Man 020581:

    <strong>I see you guys have some good points, I doubt and I also trust that Apple won't do anything bad.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    You trust that Apple won't do anything bad? <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 20 of 25
    der kopfder kopf Posts: 2,275member
    [quote]Originally posted by Defiant:

    <strong>



    ohu... hans gar nöd gmerkt... min fehler... <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>



    Honestly, I can not follow what you two are discussing. It looks like German, but it is not (if i am correct)...
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