Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Feb 2012 14:46 UTC
Mac OS X Well, this is a surprise. Several websites have a preview up of Apple's next Mac OS X release - it's called Mountain Lion, and continues the trend of bringing over functionality from iOS to Mac OS X. Lots of cool stuff in here we've all seen before on iPhones and iPads, including one very, very controversial feature: Gatekeeper. Starting with Mac OS X 10.8, Apple's desktop operating system will be restricted to Mac App Store and Apple-signed applications by default (with an opt-out switch), following in Windows 8's footsteps.
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Support life-cycle
by kragil on Thu 16th Feb 2012 15:34 UTC
kragil
Member since:
2006-01-04

AFAIKT Apple only supports the last 2 OSX versions with updates. So all people who want to still use Snow Leopard and don't want to pay for the upgrades are fracked. Right?

Edit: It seems Apple hasn't issued any updates for SL since last summer. So they were already boned.
So essentially you HAVE TO buy new versions of OSX every year.

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RE: Support life-cycle
by kaiwai on Thu 16th Feb 2012 15:45 in reply to "Support life-cycle"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Security update for Snow Leopard:

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/8282/apple-security-update

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RE[2]: Support life-cycle
by kragil on Thu 16th Feb 2012 15:53 in reply to "RE: Support life-cycle"
kragil Member since:
2006-01-04

OK, so scratch the "Edit:"(I was looking at the release date of 10.6.8) so they still have a few months and Lion has a year more. Not exactly a long support cycle tbh.

Edited 2012-02-16 15:56 UTC

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RE: Support life-cycle
by puenktchen on Thu 16th Feb 2012 16:30 in reply to "Support life-cycle"
puenktchen Member since:
2007-07-27

Not true, the last security update for snow leopard is just 2 weeks old:

http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1489

All other updates stop shortly before an new major version is released.

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