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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.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: Typical Apple
by agentj on Mon 5th Feb 2018 04:09 UTC in reply to "Typical Apple"
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USB or headphone jack is completely different than 32bit support. What's the point of maintaining 32bit apps ? Changing app from 32bit to 64bit is simpler than interfacing USB-C device to USB 3.0 port. If you use some severely outdated piece of crap of software that developer never bothers to update, then stick with the old ass caveman hardware.

Linux and compatibility ? It's a complete joke. Linux apps will usually break the next week after you compile them and update any library in the system - that's why no serious developer will ever support linux unless they fix their compatibility problems. Shipping .so or static linking is laughable "solution" - you miss various things. They drop support for various things in kernel all the time, because - IT'S A MAGIC - there are no infinite developer resources.

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