Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More Planned Obsolescence: Evil Lion

More Planned Obsolescence: Evil Lion, article.

Drivers for older peripheral equipment—scanners, printers, cameras, etc.—may never been rewritten for Intel processors. Older applications may also turn out to be PowerPC. You may, but not always, be able to upgrade them to Intel versions for some outlay of money.
This is an unsatisfactory situation, he said with extreme understatement. Apple's behavior around this one has been cheap, mean, and, frankly, stupid.

What he said. I've been trying to find Intel-code replacements for apps I use professionally every day, and results are very mediocre and unsatisfactory.

It's the dark side of the coin of Steve Jobs' extreme bull-headedness. If he wanted some Elegant solution, he didn't care if it was a major PItA for hundreds of thousands of customers.

I can't use iCloud or upgrade my Mac without running Lion. But I can't run Lion without buying new software, some of it much inferior, and retrain to use new workflows in big parts of my day.

1 comment:

TC [Girl] said...

That sure does sound like a BIG PITA! Too bad he ain't here to see the fall-out! I'm sure you're not the only one having to deal w/this! Bummer! Sorry! :-(