Frequently Asked Questions

« Previous
How do I install Adobe software with a Named user license?
Next »
How do I check if my macOS application is a 32- or 64-bit application?

windows ubuntu macos xibo network zenworks android storage

7. Should I upgrade to the latest version of macOS?

See also: How do I check if my macOS application is a 32- or 64-bit application?

Apple has released a new version of macOS (Catalina, 10.15) and for the time being, we recommend that you wait until you upgrade! (Read below for compatibility issues.)

In general, yes, but please be aware of possible compatibility problems that can arise. As usual when upgrading an operating system, there is a risk that softwares will stop working and that licenses need to be upgraded, sometimes at a cost. Before upgrading, it is important that you check your softwares and read the manufacturer's recommendations for compatibility with the new OS version. Read more about how to check your softwares above at "How do I check that my application is 32-bit or 64-bit?"

Usually, it is vise to wait until Apple has released an 10.X.1 or 10.X.2 update. The reason for that is that Apple then have had time to fix any problems found with the first release. As always, you should make sure that your data is backed up before you choose to do an upgrade.

Standard macOS platform at BMC

Operating system:macOS Mojave, 10.14 (latest decided version)

Compatibility information

With macOS Catalina, 10.15 comes, among others, a major change in support for 32-bit software. All support for all 32-bit software is lost and these programs can no longer be used! Unfortunately, in some cases there will not be a working 64-bit version of a software and if so, the software should no longer be used and you have to find an alternative software to use.

The local IT support at Rudbeck has created lists with information about some common softwares and their compatiblity with macOS. Please read there about status for some of the most common software's compatibilities.

macOS Mojave, 10.14:Mojave - compatibility information
macOS Catalina, 10.15:Catalina - compatibility information


This entry mac.macos was last modified 2019-10-09


This documentation is covered by GNU Free Documentation License. 14 ms