Linked by moondevil on Wed 11th Jul 2012 22:49 UTC
Mac OS X Ars Technica is reporting that certain 64bit Mac models won't be able to run Mountain Lion. The problem is the graphic card drivers; these are still 32bit, and Apple is unwilling to update them to 64bit. A 64bit kernel can't load 32bit drivers, so that's that. Apple has a list of supported models on their Mountain Lion upgrade page, so you can easily check if your computer is capable of running Mountain Lion.
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RE[5]: No biggie
by phoudoin on Fri 13th Jul 2012 08:49 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: No biggie"
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To be fair, if you follow Matthew's posts, it's clear that *nobody* remotely complies with the standards.


But only some manufacturers choose to keep private the non-standard-compliant/non disclosed features list. Many choose to publish it somehow in the hope that at least that may allow more people to find their product matching their needs.

Apple is not one of these later.
Worse, in they past they lock their hardware to only allow *their* operating system to run on it, now they lock softwares they don't want to run on their operating system.

I can see a pattern here.
Am I alone?

So, back to topic: either buy a new mac or stop rent your computing experience from Apple. You call.
But you were warning. Since long.

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