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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.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 ssokolow
by The123king on Mon 5th Feb 2018 11:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ssokolow"
The123king
Member since:
2009-05-28

You forget that 16bit apps were depreciated from Windows in every 64 bit verion of Windows that has been released

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Yeah, maybe that really started affecting people five years ago. So 1995-2015 I think twenty years is a good warning time to give people to migrate off a technology.

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RE[4]: Comment by ssokolow
by BluenoseJake on Mon 5th Feb 2018 18:48 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by ssokolow"
BluenoseJake Member since:
2005-08-11

But even today, you can buy a 32 bit version of Windows 10. That'll run your crusty old dos or 16bit Windows app. It'll go away eventually, but it exists right now.

Edited 2018-02-05 18:48 UTC

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RE[5]: Comment by ssokolow
by darknexus on Mon 5th Feb 2018 20:12 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by ssokolow"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

But even today, you can buy a 32 bit version of Windows 10. That'll run your crusty old dos or 16bit Windows app. It'll go away eventually, but it exists right now.

I see you haven't actually tried to run a 16-bit DOS app in Windows 10. Maybe you should try it before you say it will run any 16-bit app someone may need.

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