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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.

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Comment by ssokolow
by ssokolow on Sat 3rd Feb 2018 16:31 UTC
ssokolow
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2010-01-21

This is good. I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.


This is yet another reason I'd never use a Mac.

Heck, one of many reasons I prefer Linux over Windows is that I can still run the 16-bit Windows 3.x games I paid for like Lode Runner: The Legend Returns inside 32-bit Wine on 64-bit Linux.

To legally do that on 64-bit Windows requires a valid Windows 3.1 license that can be installed inside DOSBox or some other emulator.

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RE: Comment by ssokolow
by fmaxwell on Sun 4th Feb 2018 09:19 in reply to "Comment by ssokolow"
fmaxwell Member since:
2005-11-13

"This is good. I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.


This is yet another reason I'd never use a Mac.
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Good. As a Mac user, I don't want a bunch of new users coming over to Mac and advocating that MacOS become the kind of bloated mess that Windows has become with its never-break-anything mentality and the millions of lines of code to try to make that happen.

Edited 2018-02-04 09:25 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow
by BluenoseJake on Sun 4th Feb 2018 15:46 in reply to "RE: Comment by ssokolow"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

I understand, it is good that Apple is giving you a chance to repurchase or just throw away software you've paid for.

Stupid Windows users, with their stupid being able to run software from 10 years ago.

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RE: Comment by ssokolow
by sydbarrett74 on Tue 6th Feb 2018 01:55 in reply to "Comment by ssokolow"
sydbarrett74 Member since:
2007-07-24

'Heck, one of many reasons I prefer Linux over Windows is that I can still run the 16-bit Windows 3.x games'

You're certainly free to use legacy equipment for as long as you like. However, the rest of the world is under no obligation to accommodate you.

Edited 2018-02-06 01:57 UTC

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