Carnegie Mellon University

Apple's macOS Sonoma branded desktop background, which features an abstract depiction of rolling green hills with against a blue, purple, and red sky.

October 30, 2023

macOS Sonoma Now Supported

Computing Services finished assessing Apple's latest operating system, macOS Sonoma, for compatibility with our core software and services. We are pleased to announce support for Sonoma on both personal and university-owned computers.

During testing, we found that Sonoma is incompatible with all versions of IBM SPSS Statistics and Tableau Desktop products. Visit Operating System Support for more information.

If you aren’t sure if you should upgrade, check with your department. Desktop Support Program (DSP) customers should contact DSP at or 412-268-4357 (HELP) before upgrading.

Wondering what’s new in this feature-packed release? Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Interact Naturally with Your Virtual Presentations
    Share the virtual stage with your slides or appear as a movable bubble over your shared screen the next time you present during a video conference.
  • Customize Your Desktop with Interactive Widgets
    Add interactive widgets to your desktop from Apple’s new widget gallery or use Continuity to mirror the widgets you use on your iPhone.
  • Access Your Favorite Websites from the Dock
    Turn any website into a web app. You’ll be able to open it right from your Dock, interact with the content in a simplified window, and receive notifications.