Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th Sep 2017 08:46 UTC
Mac OS X

Apple has released macOS High Sierra.

macOS High Sierra is designed to improve on the previous macOS Sierra operating system with some major under-the-hood upgrades and a handful of outward-facing changes.

Apple File System (APFS), a file system designed for solid state drives, is the new default for these drives in macOS High Sierra. APFS is safe, secure, and optimized for modern storage systems. It features native encryption, safe document saves, stable snapshots, and crash protection, plus it brings performance improvements.

An interesting new feature in high Sierra that was only recently unveiled: the new version of macOS checks your Mac's firmware against Apple's own database once a week to see if it's been tampered with.

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by judgen on Tue 26th Sep 2017 20:57 UTC
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Are they still stuck in 2010 for 3d susbsystem?
Apple never moving beyond OpenGL 4.1 (july 2010) is concerning to say the least when considering the plattform for any kind of 3d rendering or as an end user of 3d applications.

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RE: OpenGL
by Poseidon on Tue 26th Sep 2017 22:18 in reply to "OpenGL"
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Yes and no. They’ll probably keep the old OpenGL for posix and old GUI software compliance and porting, but they will use Metal to keep developers on their platform and their own control over low level high performing graphics.

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RE: OpenGL
by The123king on Thu 28th Sep 2017 07:30 in reply to "OpenGL"
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You're in for a shock if you ever open Terminal. That hasn't changed in decades!

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