Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 3rd Feb 2018 14:15 UTC, submitted by Drumhellar
Mac OS X

When users attempt to launch a 32-bit app in 10.13.4, it will still launch, but it will do so with a warning message notifying the user that the app will eventually not be compatible with the operating system unless it is updated. This follows the same approach that Apple took with iOS, which completed its sunset of 32-bit app support with iOS 11 last fall.

This is good. I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.

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RE: Comment by ebasconp
by zima on Sat 3rd Feb 2018 23:47 UTC in reply to "Comment by ebasconp"
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64-bit apps can access more RAM and have more CPU registers available, BUT, the memory footprint of most applications is larger too because of pointers size being used intensively.


Java 7+ has a nice workaround to have shorter pointers in 64-bit tech:

Hm, and IIRC there was some ~Linux effort to have system/apps which can use additional "64-bit" CPU registers but without the memory overhead of "full" 64-bit apps...

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