macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 released

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macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 includes bug fixes for your Mac.

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macOS Big Sur 11.5.2
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macOS Big Sur11 Aug 2021
 

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Hello,
I'm a newbie on the macOS universe and I'm very surprised to saw that it takes 20 minutes when I restarted my MacBook Air M1 as needed for installing macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 ; it is possible that it was the same with the previous updates but it was during the night.
Is it usual with macOS updates ?
 

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it takes 20 minutes when I restarted my MacBook Air M1 as needed for installing macOS Big Sur 11.5.2 ; it is possible that it was the same with the previous updates but it was during the night. Is it usual with macOS updates ?
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I'm a little curious, so if you don't mind can you please tell me why your disappointed?
Thanks @upnorth for the question;)
I'm disappointed because I never had to wait so long time when I reboot a Windows PC after a simple OS update.
Maybe it is because I'm a newcomer on the macOS universe?
PS: I think that the curiosity is an essential quality on a technical forum(y)
 

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I got my first MacBook just a few months ago, but mine is a old Air from 2012.

With reboots after a OS update, I'm not sure I noticed any major issues, but I can't really compare it since that machine have the Catalina version. Maybe @Nevi noticed something similar like you?
 

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I got my first MacBook just a few months ago. But mine is a old Air from 2012.

With reboots after a OS update, I'm not sure I noticed any major issues but I can't really compare it since that machine have the Catalina version. Maybe @Nevi noticed something similar like you?
Hi upnorth.
I started to update my Macbook a while ago, and it's first now it's finish. It takes longer than a Windows. But damn I'm happy for that little machine.
Have a great weekend. :)
 

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I got my first MacBook just a few months ago, but mine is a old Air from 2012.

With reboots after a OS update, I'm not sure I noticed any major issues, but I can't really compare it since that machine have the Catalina version. Maybe @Nevi noticed something similar like you?
Hi @upnorth
Of course I'm not speaking about issues, but indeed "disappointed" is too excessive and the word "surprised" I used in my first post is more accurate.
Hi upnorth.
I started to update my Macbook a while ago, and it's first now it's finish. It takes longer than a Windows. But damn I'm happy for that little machine.
Have a great weekend. :)
Hi @Nevi
I agree with you this MacBook Air M1 is really amazing !
 

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Both Windows and Mac has it's pro and cons as I learnt very brutally extra much with the Mac, but the age of my machine is of course important.

A bit offtopic, what backup software do you guys use? I found out the hard way with several very long and tedious complete re-installations of the OS when I wanted to try verify the backup, that Timemachine, at least on my system, does not work as a backup and restoration for the complete system. How hard it actually was to find correct information on that specific, was not what I expected and that made me very surprised. Don't get me wrong. Timemachine works great as a normal basic file backup, but as a complete/full system restore that normally on Windows systems works flawless and fast with solutions like Macrium or Acronis, I still haven't been able to find. Not yet anyway.

2 free software that so far has come close in my personal tests, is SuperDuper and Paragorn backup and recovery. I'm just stuck at the moment with a non working restore media ( USB ) for Paragorn that refuse to work no matter what. No pain, no gain! 🥵
 

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It is not yet my main machine, I use my MacBook Air for leisure (surfing and shopping), so I have'nt though yet about the backup of my system and my files.
However I believed that my files were automatically saved and protected with iCloud:unsure: