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September 10, 2019: Mac OS X Catalina and the 32-bit App-pocalypse

Photo of Robert Golding at PMUG's September 2012 meeting * Photo by Michael Blank

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The release of Apple’s Mac OS X “Catalina” this Fall will have serious consequences for applications the Mac can run. Notably, ALL 32-bit programs will no longer work on the new operating system — and there are many 32-bit programs which we love, depend on, and have no equivalent newer 64-bit versions.

PMUG’s Robert Golding will take us through how to find out which Mac applications will not work in Catalina before we upgrade, and what we can do about it. Many options exist: some are easy, and some a bit more involved. These choices include keeping an older version of the Mac OS around to run 32-bit programs, “virtualizing” an older Mac OS under Parallels, holding off on the upgrade to Catalina, and getting updated Apps. Rob will discuss all the options and their tradeoffs.

Meeting Location: The Meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. in the Art Studio (basement level) at the Erdman Center (20 Library Place Road, Princeton Theological Seminary.)

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About the Presenter…
Robert Golding is a life-long Mercer County resident and began attending Rider in 1989 as a Chemistry Major. It was there that he first glimpsed analytical chemistry, the Mac and ChemDraw. In his Chemistry profession, Rob found a career fit at Firmenich Inc. in 1998, and has held positions in product development, research, analytical research and perfumery technical analysis. He is currently a Scientist in Perfumery Technical Analysis. With Macs following all the way from 1989, Rob worked for Apple from 2000-2006 in retails sales and support. During the 2000’s, Rob was PMUG’s President, Newsletter Editor, and Vendor Liaison. He lives in the Trenton area and is married with three daughters and two cats, the oldest of which seems to be interested in chemistry (the daughter not the cat, but you never know). In whatever spare time can be found, he enjoys amateur astronomy, computer graphics and publishing, the occasional strategy game, gardening, and reading.


The Monthly Meeting

The meeting begins at 6:45 p.m., The Art Studio at the Erdman Center at Princeton Theological Seminary.


Before the Monthly Meeting

The "PMUG Answers" Discussion Group
6:45 to 7:00 p.m., The Art Studio at the Erdman Center at Princeton Theological Seminary.

This discussion group begins before the regular meeting in the same room. Ask questions that you may feel take up too much time, are embarrassed to ask, or can’t be articulated well during the main meeting.