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 I would prefer other companies, too, take a more aggressive approach towards deprecating outdated technology in consumer technology.

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Ouch
by darknexus on Mon 5th Feb 2018 14:30 UTC
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On one hand I completely understand the rationale behind this, and I can't even disagree from a technological standpoint. However, this is going to break a lot of stuff, particularly driver and associated applications that go with those drivers. A lot of perfectly working hardware will end up useless because of this change, since manufacturers don't bother to update their drivers most of the time.

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