Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 23rd Jun 2011 22:51 UTC
Mac OS X "Apple has now released Mac OS X 10.6.8, the eighth maintenance update for Snow Leopard, via Software Update. The update offers a number of fixes implemented since the release of Mac OS X 10.6.7 in late March."
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

No, I don't support that from a consumer's perspective. You should use a system until its no longer able to do the tasks you require of it. As time progresses there are new tasks that arise that require more computational power (video editing, parallel processing expiraments, virtual machines) which cause machines to be obsoleted. But this is different than just turning to a box and saying " You're old I'm not using you any more because of your age." . I mean people do that, but its a waste of money, IMHO. Now in the past the necessary upgrade cycles were much shorter, but recently we've hit a plateau where we can keep machines much longer. My desktop upgrade cycle (from 1991 in years between upgrades 4,3,3,8.

Now, from a OS developer's perspective sometimes there are things that are beneficial that necessitate raising the hardware requirements. Sometimes its bloat, sometimes its Good stuff, sometimes its cost of development. I don't blame apple for not wanting to continue to support a six year old processor architecture which doesn't gain them much in revenues any longer.

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