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Apple Core Rot is Back with a Vengeance in the Latest Security Update for macOS 10.13.6

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Apple is back at with atrocious Apple Core Rot.

I have not updated to macOS Mojave as I don’t like sand and mud in my gearing—Apple has completely lost my trust for quality control, and macOS Mojave is the latest in a long line of dilettante macOS releases combined with a muck pile of new bugs and some new emojis. Plus macOS Mojave destroys compatibility for some older apps.

Security is another matter—last night I updated macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra with the latest (huge) security update, Safari updates, etc (I had been away for a month photographing, and risking Apple updates is like Russian roulette for the OS).

I’ve seen several problems that need not have occurred. Apple doesn’t test nothin' any more, it seems.

First, the update rendered my system unbootable. Or rather it woudl fsck and boot partially, then reboot. After about 10 iterations of this that kept me awake till midnight (it was a slow cyclic process) and seeing some tiny print in the boot sequence from SoftRAID. I deduced that storage and SoftRAID were at issue, so I disconnected all external devices. I do not blame SoftRAID, since it is/was apparently a GateKeeper issue introduced by Apple. The fix is to boot up, install SoftRAID 5.7.2, update the SR driver, then reboot and all is well. Thanks Apple for caring about customer inconvenience.

Second, I have seen weird delays of 5 to 20 seconds where nothing happens.

Third, my system spontaneously rebooted just before I wrote this—a hard reboot as in instant off as if the power were cut (cannot happen, I have regulated UPS power), then a reboot. NEVER before this update have I experienced such a failure. Nice work Apple.

Fourth, Thunderboot 3 is now totally unstable. I am unable to use a daisy chain Thunderbolt 3 peripherals before booting, and after booting I’m seeing 4 to 6 disconnects in 20 minutes.

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