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# MacOS Bundles (and Packages) Explained

When is a file more than just a file? When it’s actually a folder that Finder is lying to you about. Every program, every kernel extension, and everything Time Machine creates on a network share is.. a bundle. Even the Photos Library file in ~/Photos… well you get the point. Let’s unpack these things, shall we?

# How Time Machine Works

For those unaware, Time Machine is the built-in backup application within macOS that will take incremental backups of your system to an Apple Time Capsule, or another local disk. Simple premise, almost as simple in execution. Let’s take it apart, shall we?

# macOS Big Sur: Apple, We Need to Talk

See, I have this love-hate thing with Apple Inc. I love the design of their operating systems, but I hate… just about everything else. And with the release of macOS 11.0 “Big Sur”, well, yeah, that took away most of what I like.

I get that it’s a move towards unifying the fragmented state of Apple device OSes, but still… I really think we lost something in the process.

# That's a New Level of Failure

So if you’ve been keeping up to date (pun intended), you’ll know that MacOS 10.15.3 is now a thing, that appears to just be a few bugfixes. So that won’t be a problem right, the Hackintoshes can update just fine, right?

Well it’s all fun and games until the computer doesn’t recognize its boot device.