Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 6th Jan 2007 16:58 UTC, submitted by Hakime
Mac OS X "TUAW talks about the growing swell of upcoming apps which will use Leopard APIs, and therefore, will require Leopard to run. I'm sure some users are wondering why developers are doing this, and some developers are wondering if they should do the same. Many early adopter end-users are planning to upgrade to Leopard regardless, but some might want to wait for various reasons. From the casual observer's perspective, the obvious thing to do is support older versions of Mac OS X in order to have access to a larger market. In a sense, that's true. But there's more to the story."
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by grable on Sat 6th Jan 2007 20:07 UTC
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So when microsoft does the same thing with windows people call them out on it, but when apple does it they are praised for moving forward.. sheesh..

Atleast with Windows you only have to pay up every 4-5 years or so.

Now dont get me wrong, i dont like either of them. but still.

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RE: crap
by Duffman on Sat 6th Jan 2007 21:47 in reply to "crap"
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Atleast with Windows you only have to pay up every 4-5 years or so.

What ?
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millenium, Windows 2000, Windows XP.

It is just the same as Apple, a new release each 2 years.
You just haven't paid windows since 4-5 years just because Windows Vista is late.
If it was ready for the initial schedule, you should have paid for it 3 years ago and waiting to pay the "after Vista" release coming this year.

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RE[2]: crap
by Alleister on Sun 7th Jan 2007 00:55 in reply to "RE: crap"
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Seems you never used Windows...

Win 95 - Win ME -> nearly 100% compatible in *both* directions... 1995-2000 = 5 years

Win 2k - Win XP -> nearly 100% compatible in *both* directions... 2000-2007 = 7 years

Win 3.1 to Win XP -> fairly upward compatible and that's an insane long time in tech.

To bad that Vista is such a scary thing... so i guess i'll either have to pay the apple tax on every tiny Servicepack or completely go linux which might not be an option since it lacks alternatives to some propretery apps i use.

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