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MacOS blocking more apps.. like LibreOffice -Fixed

2020-11-13 by: Michael Harrison
From: Michael Harrison 
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Not quite Linux related directly, but ya'll will get asked about this:

My Wife runs a Mac on Catalina, I have one I use on Mojave... and all of a
sudden LibreOffice would not work on either. I used it just a few days ago.
Seems an update blocks it from being "verified" by the Apple "Gatekeeper"

Fix from a terminal:
  "sudo spctl --master-disable"

Check that under system settings->Security and Privacy->General

You can check "Allow apps downloaded from: [X] anywhere"

--Yes, you are now less secure..

And another reason, when this rMBP dies, I'll just buy a new sexy Linux
system. Which leads to: I'm thinking a kick ass sexy ARM CPU laptop that
runs Linux well needs to be in the future.. keeping an eye out.

=============================================================== From: DaWorm ------------------------------------------------------ Can you still run Linux on Mac hardware, or have they locked it so far down that's no longer possible? Jeff On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 7:05 PM Michael Harrison wrote:

=============================================================== From: Wil Wade ------------------------------------------------------ There is another hidden way to do it on an application by application basis: 1. Download new app 2. Navigate to new app 3. Right/2-finger click on app 4. Hold option 5. Select open 6. Then you should get the option to open anyway. On Thu, Nov 12, 2020 at 7:05 PM Michael Harrison wrote:

=============================================================== From: Dan Lyke ------------------------------------------------------ Note that you have to actually open the Applications Folder, you can't just do this from the Applications pop-up in the Toolbar... And, yeah, this is how I've been doing it. I'm doing OS/X for work, and we just got a Mac for Charlene after her doing about 15 years on Ubuntu and variants, and I've gotta say: the Mac feels kinda clunky relative to Xubuntu. I mean, sure, some of that's the issues I have with development environments, but a lot of it is just anti-patterns from Apple's continual attempts to upsell and whatnot.

=============================================================== From: Matt Heffelfinger ------------------------------------------------------ Looks like it could have been related to this if it happened yesterday. https://www.theverge.com/2020/11/12/21563092/apple-mac-apps-load-slow-big-sur-downloads-outage-down-issues

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