Linked by moondevil on Wed 11th Jul 2012 22:49 UTC
Mac OS X Ars Technica is reporting that certain 64bit Mac models won't be able to run Mountain Lion. The problem is the graphic card drivers; these are still 32bit, and Apple is unwilling to update them to 64bit. A 64bit kernel can't load 32bit drivers, so that's that. Apple has a list of supported models on their Mountain Lion upgrade page, so you can easily check if your computer is capable of running Mountain Lion.
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RE: Comment by bloodline
by kaiwai on Thu 12th Jul 2012 14:54 UTC in reply to "Comment by bloodline"
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Apple only support a machine for about three years... Though, my late 2008 MacBook Pro is still supported ;)

That said my mission critical MacBook Pro is the old 2007 model still running Tiger! It works an absolute treat, and I don't want to change anything.

Mac OS X Lion is still receiving updates - 10.7.5 update is testing right now and to be released soon too. If you take into account the youngest Mac to lose support being 3 years at this point I would be pretty certain that it'll be 5 years before all support by way of security updates etc. occurs.

Btw, where on earth did you get the whole 'three years' crap from?

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RE[2]: Comment by bloodline
by Morgan on Fri 13th Jul 2012 03:10 in reply to "RE: Comment by bloodline"
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I think he means OS support is generally for three years. Apple's major OS releases from Tiger on up have been right around 18 months apart (until ML), with full support for the current and last releases only. So, 18 months * 2 = 3 years.

Of course he could also be referring to three-year AppleCare warranties, which would actually make for four years of support (first year plus the three from AC).

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