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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.

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RE[3]: Comment by ebasconp
by ebasconp on Sun 4th Feb 2018 18:09 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ebasconp"
ebasconp
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2006-05-09

Nice!

Do you know if similar technology exists in Windows?

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RE[4]: Comment by ebasconp
by ahferroin7 on Mon 5th Feb 2018 12:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ebasconp"
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2015-10-30

Nope, Linux is it, as it requires core-system support in the OS kernel.

TBH, it barely exists on Linux as it is though. It's buggy as hell, can't easily co-exist with a regular 32-bit userspace on the same system without some significant effort, and pretty much nobody uses it (largely because cases where you're sufficiently memory constrained for the few hundred pointers being twice the size to matter don't generally use 64-bit x86 CPU's, and x86 is the only arch that was stupid enough to begin with that it needed extra registers in 64-bit mode). The only distro I know of which even remotely supports it is Gentoo, and even they don't really support it to any significant degree.

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RE[5]: Comment by ebasconp
by zima on Tue 6th Feb 2018 01:24 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ebasconp"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

x86 is the only arch that was stupid enough to begin with that it needed extra registers in 64-bit mode

Did it really "need" them or was that simply a nice bonus that AMD threw in?

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