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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.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: Typical Apple
by REM2000 on Mon 5th Feb 2018 08:48 UTC in reply to "Typical Apple"
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2006-07-25

Thats the key thing though, its why a lot of people (not all purchase apple equipment).

You purchase it knowing it has a set working life but during that life it's going to be fully supported in both software and hardware. Like you say you purchase apps from the vendors and you buy into their support cycle as well, which if you use the mac for work is pretty much how you will see that device and others such as a company van on lease.

As others have mentioned Windows is the other route, you get one year support from the company supplying the hardware, you then can pay for support for windows, however people can run software and hardware for as long as they wish, if something breaks then they either pay microsoft for help or replace the item (sorry we dont sell that scanner anymore, purchase our new one) however you have more control.

Personally i use both, i see the benefits in both, with apple i know im on a treadmill and i accept it as it works well for me. However i do use my windows pc to play older games and run older software.

Checking my mac i see that all of the software i use is 64bit already so i wont be affected by the upgrade, one of the last hold outs for me was dropbox.

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