This weekend I upgraded my Mac to the latest operating system, Big Sur, a task that I was kind of dreading a bit. Okay, maybe more than a little bit.
In the past, I used to upgrade the moment a new operating system was released. This was because I used to create courseware manuals for MacOS, and I needed to have my guides ready to go within the first week after a release. This rarely worked out well for me, however.
Whenever I have upgraded immediately after a new OS release, my computer ran like crap afterward. The computer would be slow, grinding, and in some cases, even crash on a regular basis. The “beach ball of death” made regular appearances. Subsequent bug updates rarely fixed the issues, leaving me frustrated any time I worked on the computer.
This time, I waited several months after the initial release to upgrade and what a difference that made. The upgrade itself went super smoothly, and afterward, my computer ran much faster than before the update. Apps open instantaneously, and there are no delays at all while working. What a difference from my past experiences!
It is said that good things come to those who wait, and in the case of operating system upgrades, this appears to be true.
I’m glad I waited.