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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.

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The huge mistake that microsoft did was to sell people off on 32 bit office until very recently.

If you called them, they would tell you to buy the 32 bit version (as of the 2013 version), and furthermore, even the latest and greatest office 365 is, by default, from the installer, 32 bit.

They sort of dug themselves a bit of a grave, although I don't blame them, they have been keeping a gigantic Office legacy code compatible with modern code.

But I agree, they should get rid of the 32 bit versions of everything even if it breaks a bunch of very old software.

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