Free at last! - or maybe not quite...

Godfrey DiGiorgi godfreydigiorgi at
Wed Jan 1 12:48:03 EST 2020

As I said, it's not an option *if you wish* to go to current operating system, or *have to* because you need a new system which will only run Catalina or later. There's absolutely nothing wrong with sticking to an older system with older software and hardware to maintain compatibility, as long as it does the job you want it to do. 

I have no such needs as long as I'm willing to upgrade my software to be compatible with the latest AND I want to take advantage of what current hardware and OS can do. I've had no problems with finding compatible software with any of my peripherals, and I do want to use the latest OS and apps: I use the new capabilities a lot. And on a quick test, my new Mac mini is capable of processing some of my raw image files at speeds which are 3 to 4 times faster than the old Mac mini. That's worth the pain of working out what will work best in my image processing to me. 


> On Dec 31, 2019, at 4:27 PM, Ralf R Radermacher <fotoralf at> wrote:
> Am 01.01.20 um 00:48 schrieb Godfrey DiGiorgi:
>> LR 6.14 is not an option for macOS users if they wish to go to current operating system (macOS X 10.15.x Catalina) or if they buy a new Apple system because it will come with Catalina installed.
> There'll be no Catalina here as long as I can help it for the simple
> reason that I'd lose not only parts of my software but even the use of
> some rather special audio hardware for which there never will be any 64
> bit drivers.
> I'm still using things like Expression Media 2 as a DAM solution for all
> my audio recordings (recorded soundscapes, no music) for the simple
> reason that there is nothing else on the market with comparable
> functionality.
> My Beyerdnamic Headzone surround headphone system has no 64 bit drivers
> and there is no replacement. Some French company came up with a similar
> solution, a few years ago, but the promised Core Audio driver never
> materialised.
> Computers isn't always about the newest and latest...
> Ralf

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