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Stan B writes:
With macOS 10.13.3 out would you consider a blog entry in the next few days with advice about whether it is approaching getting safe to upgrade to High Sierra from Sierra?
MPG: I’d list my top 3 reasons to “upgrade” to High Sierra if I had more than zero reasons.
My advice is to stick with Sierra at least another 3 months. There have been too many security issues too recently with High Sierra, along with destabilization of some programs (DreamWeaver, which I use, now crashes several times daily in the File Open dialog). Actually, I recommend skipping High Sierra entirely—never. If its successor focuses on bug fixing then consider it. There is just no reason to go to High Sierra; it’s all negatives.