I don't know about 'Big Sur', its a 'Big Problem' more like.
More like Bug Sur.
There's no joy in upgrading to macOS 11 the first week of it's public release. Best to wait a while until Apple releases fixes.
I'm not totally sure why people feel the need to upgrade a few days after an OS is released, it's asking for trouble. I don't know much about OS's but is it really necessary to launch a new Mac OS every 12 months? It must be killing the smaller app builders who consistantly have to tweak their products radically to get them to work. Its the one thing I totally hate about Apple, they cant even get their own browser releases to work on anything other than the new OS, whereas Google and Mozilla work on several versions back.
MacOS 11x is re-designed to work with Apple's latest M1 chip. So this is a big departure from previous OSs that have paved the way for it. Maybe that's why Apple has a 12 month release cycle.
I just came across this: Just say "No sir" to Big Sur.
Well I guess this update was more necessary than usually, given the recent inclusion of their own chip, but in the past its always been 12 month cycles approx. I bet this time next year well have another new OS.
That's typical for Mac's going way back. The updates despite the numbers are typically more incremental, a few have been large in the past, but the switch to M1, doesn't appear to be the biggest in their history. I'm old enough to remember the switch from OS 9 to OS X where you actually had to run 2 OS's and also through the first round of their Rosetta software from PowerPC to Intel. Really this still feels like OS X and not OS XI so I'm not really sure why they decided to jump from 10.15 to 11.0 this time whereas the Intel transition was from 10.3 to 10.4. This does not feel as major as OS 9 to OS X was back in the day.
Also for all of this hype only 2 computers (13" MBP, MB Air, and Mac Mini) have an M1 processor. So there's obviously some things to work out to switch the whole line over to M1 because otherwise their top of the line computers, MBP 16", iMac, PowerMac, would have all been switched over which I presume would have impacted more of Adobe's userbase.
I remember OS 9 to X switch, that was big. Whatever the reason/excuse for so many frequent OS updates I dont buy into it. I just usually keep running the OS which I know currently works with the software packages I need to use. If for any reason I need to use an advanced bit of software, which doesnt work with my current OS, only then will I upgrade the OS, which is not that frequent in recent years, never I'd say.
I guess if youre just using your computer for fun and dont rely on the software packages installed on it to get your job done then the risk of updating in the OS is not so great. Still I wish they would cut it out and let the dust settle first on the previous OS.