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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.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 bamdad
by bamdad on Sun 4th Feb 2018 13:13 UTC
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to all the naysayers, i'd say instead of clinging to the backwards compatibility of binaries, advocate open-source and/or sustainable release models instead.

if you're still runnning on 32-bit hardware, it's likely that you can't even run the latest versions of your applications - which means less features and more security holes - or they run as total crap.

if developers release their work as open source and only charge for support, or they provide the software at a fair price with a free/affordable upgrade path (instead of the asinine IAP and 'pay for real features and bling' mentality), migrating to a newer architecture is totally worthwhile.

so yes, this is totally a good thing, especially in a world where binary translation and emulation can take the place of backwards compatibility in almost every scenario.

Edited 2018-02-04 13:19 UTC

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RE: Comment by bamdad
by Kochise on Sun 4th Feb 2018 14:38 in reply to "Comment by bamdad"
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Well, still running a 2007 Via C7-Windows XP based computer just right now because it have the drivers for my 2002 scanner installed on.

Do you really imagine things would go running out of their legacy usage because there is 64 bits and blocked updates up there ?

I'm sorry people threw in bugs and security issues in the first place then asking me to update my whole system at my full expense to cover their ass.

Old tech still works like they were intended to, people still play with original NES and get fun from it. I see no point at playing this planned obsolescence thing.

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RE[2]: Comment by bamdad
by BlueofRainbow on Sun 4th Feb 2018 23:39 in reply to "RE: Comment by bamdad"
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You have a good point here.

How many peripherals will be orphaned by their manufacturers with no updates to the driver and plus-value software?

For some, like yourself, it makes sense to maintain an older system running to keep using key peripherals. For others, maybe a "virtual machine" might do the trick.

Another possibility would be for manufacturers to open-source the code for the "obsolete" drivers if they are not willing to keep them current with the newer requirements of latest operating systems.

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RE: Comment by bamdad
by dionicio on Sun 4th Feb 2018 18:12 in reply to "Comment by bamdad"
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There's lots of reasons, physical ones, supporting the idea that -resources equal- you can make stronger security on 4bits, than 64.

Just concluding that moves like this -Apple being far from only one- are purely Cattle_ing police. On governamental privileges nearing obsolescence.

Edited 2018-02-04 18:24 UTC

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