Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 13:10 UTC
Apple It's the end of the line for Apple's line of servers, the Xserve. The Cupertino giant has just announced that the Xserve line (no more future models, either) will no longer be sold after January 31, 2011, and advises people interested in Mac OS X Server to buy either a Mac Mini or a Mac Pro with Snow Leopard Server installed.
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My favorite thing they do is when a new OS comes out they drop the earlier version immediately and refuse to port it to the new machines. This makes it a massive headache to buy new machines when you have vendor software that will not run on the new OS, and to top that the earlier version will run, but is missing a driver or to, and the only response from Apple is "Not Supported" I mean come on we are talking about a new OS that is months old, and you are telling me that the earlier version wont run? WTF? And we wonder why Microsoft dominates.

Then maybe you should put the hard word on the software vendor you purchase from and tell them to get their shit together to provide timely updates when a new version of Mac OS X is released. 9/10 when something is broken compatibility wise it is because the software vendor has insisted (against all the advice provided by Apple) to use a low level API instead of sticking a high level one or using provide frameworks because they think they're using something 'teh secret' which makes their applications magically better than using public frameworks.

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