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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.

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by bamdad on Sun 4th Feb 2018 13:13 UTC
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to all the naysayers, i'd say instead of clinging to the backwards compatibility of binaries, advocate open-source and/or sustainable release models instead.

if you're still runnning on 32-bit hardware, it's likely that you can't even run the latest versions of your applications - which means less features and more security holes - or they run as total crap.

if developers release their work as open source and only charge for support, or they provide the software at a fair price with a free/affordable upgrade path (instead of the asinine IAP and 'pay for real features and bling' mentality), migrating to a newer architecture is totally worthwhile.

so yes, this is totally a good thing, especially in a world where binary translation and emulation can take the place of backwards compatibility in almost every scenario.

Edited 2018-02-04 13:19 UTC

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