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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.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 Poseidon on Sun 4th Feb 2018 12:02 UTC in reply to "Comment by ebasconp"
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On a compiler level and a software engineering level, it's easier to maintain only the newer architectures (especially for security) and the advantages of 64 bit and up instructions instead of the older instructions will make software even better once it is left behind.

It's not only about memory, but speed of processing and security.

Updates can also be released quicker because there's less testing and compatibility required, whilst IDEs can move beyond 1990s too...

I don't know about you, but when you install Visual Studio (latest and greatest), you need to install a lot of legacy support software just to build UWP, so yeah.

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