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MacOS High Sierra (10.13)

High Sierra, Apple's newest operating system, was released on September 25th. High Sierra brings a number of new features to Mac OS, most notably, the inclusion of Apple’s new file system APFS (Apple File System). This is the first file system change to a Mac OS in almost 20 years; Apple’s current system, HFS+, was introduced in 1998 with Mac OS 8.1. With the new file system comes a variety of improvements to file storage, speed, and security. High Sierra also features several improvements to Finder, Mail, Safari, and Photos. Other features include new video standards, improved graphics processing, support for external GPUs, support for Virtual Reality, and numerous other improvements and additions to Apple apps.

Update 7/16/18

At this time, the Help Desk is now supporting upgrading to High Sierra on University owned Macs. The upgrade can be done through Self Service, found in the Applications folder on your computer.