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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.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[5]: Comment by ssokolow
by fmaxwell on Mon 5th Feb 2018 12:18 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ssokolow"
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But your analogy is a bit off. 8 track->cassette->CD is replacing one technology with a new & incompatible technology. This doesn't match the situation for x86 hardware, since 32bit->64bit is largely the same technology with new extensions (like larger registers).

That's like contending that x86 Linux binaries should run on x86 Windows computers because they use the same hardware "technology." This is about the OS, not the CPU. It's about Apple deciding to retire a lot of code in their OS by dumping support for 32 bit apps. You can talk in vague terms about how things are "largely the same technology," but the 32 bit apps can't run any more and it's not because Apple incorporated something in their OS to block execution of 32 bit apps that would otherwise run without a problem.

P.S. Thanks for the link, but I've been developing in assembly since 1980.

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