jacob wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:38 am
AhI do have one laptop stuck at Yosemite so once new apps require something newer than Yosemite, I'm SOL, because the laptop does not support anything higher versions than Yosemite.
i’m stuck in high sierra and the degradation is there but ever so gentle. e.g. i can’t upgrade pages to collaborate via icloud, but it still works as standalone, and i get every security update.
imovie and fcpx still work.
ertyu wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:10 am
Can one wipe the Apple OS and replace with Linux? Or add linux?
macos is unix (as @bigato said, it derives from bsd). i’ve been thinking more, since this discussion went the linux way, to simply start using macos that way. if you’re interested that you can download a massive developer package they offer for free. i used to run the network throttler from that package with my rural satellite connection so that watching soccer games online would not kill my quota
anyway, once in a blue moon i’ll fire up the terminal window to perform some task or another, but i’ve never really dug beneath the surface because i don’t wanna wreck the baby.
nevertheless, maybe i could use an old model for practice... if it burns, it burns
5ts wrote: ↑
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:31 am
A legitimate complaint, especially since they have total control of the hardware and not a lot of models to support. I doubt it would be much trouble to keep those old machines up to date. No other conclusion than this is some sort of planned obsolescence. I would say use the thing for a decade and install linux when the software support dies.
switching from 32 to 64bit really hurt the backwards compatibility, as did switching to intel cpus before that. not so much on purpose as a pretty tall order with little benefit i think.
eta: but for some purposes you can multiboot older oses now i recall. i think i once kept running snow leopard on a separate partition just to run avid. not the most convenient but eh...