It appears there is a bug in macOS Ventura 13.0 which impacts security software, such as Malwarebytes: https://www.malwarebytes.com/blog/news/2022/11/macos-ventura-bug-disables-security-software
There is currently no permanent fix. We’re waiting for the macOS Ventura 13.1 update (currently in beta).
This is an excellent example of why it makes sense to wait and NOT install the initial release (.0) of a major operating system update.
In regards to the loss of the ability to manually prioritize/reorder which WiFi networks are joined when a Mac running Ventura wakes from sleep or restarts, Apple has provided the following (quite confusing) Support article: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202831
As noted below, Apple replaced the familiar “System Preferences” interface with a newly rewritten “System Settings” application. I’m not a fan. System Settings sports an entirely new user interface which requires some digging around to find familiar settings (Time Machine, Software Update, Startup Disk, etc, are now listed under different categories and take a bit of digging to find). But my biggest complaint is that System Settings no longer has the ability to re-order and prioritize which WiFi network(s) a device joins when waking from sleep or restarting. This is a major step backwards, particularly for users who join a number of different WiFi networks and need to make sure their machine joins the right network, every time.
Apple released macOS 13.0 (“Ventura”) to the public today (10/25/2022). Here is a list of the reported new features: https://www.apple.com/macos/ventura/
And a more detailed features breakdown: https://www.apple.com/macos/ventura/features/
In marketing copy and technical documentation, Apple specifies that macOS Ventura runs on these Macs:
- MacBook (2017 and later)
- MacBook Air (2018 and later)
- MacBook Pro (2017 and later)
- iMac (2017 and later)
- iMac Pro (2017)
- Mac Pro (2019 and later)
- Mac Studio (2022)
- Mac mini (2018 and later)
Compared to the previous version of macOS Monterey (macOS 12) — macOS Ventura no longer supports these Macs:
- MacBook (Early 2016)
- MacBook Air (Early 2015 and 2017)
- MacBook Pro (Early 2015, Mid-2015, and Late 2016)
- iMac (Late 2015)
- Mac Pro (Late 2013)
- Mac mini (Late 2014)
As of this morning, my 2022 MacBook Air is running this new operating system quite smoothly. I do *not* recommend installing Ventura on any Mac with a spinning hard drive (i.e. some entry-level iMac models).
Initial notes and observations:
- System Preferences has been renamed “System Settings” and has a completely different user interface. If you spend any time configuring your Mac in the System Preferences app (i.e. Network, Displays, Privacy & Security, etc.), expect to spend some time scratching your head and searching for settings which may have been relocated. For example, the Time Machine settings are now hidden in the “General” section and there is no longer a way to prioritize which WiFi networks your Mac looks for when it wakes from sleep.
A good article on the newly redesigned System Settings: https://www.intego.com/mac-security-blog/get-to-know-the-system-settings-app-on-macos-ventura/
I will update this post as new features or bugs dictate mention.