the new 'upgrade' of macbook and macbook pro called 'ventura' restricts you as a user:
after the upgrade completes, it deletes your bitcoin core entry in the dock; also other entries like electrum.
you can restore those entries by going to the application folder and clicking on the bitcoin core or other apps and they will open, but you cannot install an upgrade like bitcoin core 25. it will refuse to install. on the previous distro you had to open settings/security and create an exception for the installation of non-apple software. with the new distro ventura you need to execute this terminal command: sudo spctl --master-disable
then you can go to settings/security and choose installation of all software. standard is now that you can only install software from apple or allowed by apple.
it started with the iphone which became a spiphone many years ago. users could 'jailbreak' the iphone and enjoy their freedom as the name says. for many years now apple has made a 'jailbreak' impossible. spiphone owners get traced and tracked without any possibility of stopping it and they can only install software on the phone which is approved by big brother apple.
it looks like the new complicated way of enabling free software installation on the mac is the first step of making free software on a mac impossible to install. i would not be surprised if there will be a permanent block of installing free software on a mac in the next release. as we know, apple hates free software.
i like the macbook pro for the sturdy built and even for the functions. having said that, linux is superior because it is foss and it can do the same as the mac. i wish that linux could run smoothly on a mac. i know that older macs are capable of it but not the modern m1 or m2 macbook pros. therefore i will max the useage of the macbook out, use it as long as possible, will try not to upgrade and when it becomes obsolete, i will migrate back to linux.