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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.

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Typical Apple
by mz721 on Mon 5th Feb 2018 02:49 UTC
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Apple is great if you fit into their box. They tell you what you want (you don't need a USB port, you don't need a headphone jack, you don't need 32-bit support...) and if you agree (ie like their products and like having the latest version of stuff) then fine. If you like anything out of the ordinary ... not so good. It's good we have choice in the marketplace. Windows is more ragged than Mac but much better for long term support and range of software. Linux is there if you don't need to use commercial software or can virtualize it, but you prob have to be a little more savvy. Mac is great if you don't want to think about the machine at all (and are happy to pay for the privilege) and don't do anything bespoke.

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