Why I Run Old System Software

Michael keybounce at gmail.com
Sun Oct 12 07:22:24 PDT 2014

>I see they still haven't produced an EOL statement (is 10.6 Server still for sale??), we just have to deduce the fact for ourselves.
> That said, we cannot really complain that 10.6 was EOLed as soon as 10.7 came out.
> ...
> It wouldn't cost Apple anything either to change the 10.6 EULA and allow it to be run in a VM.

Agreed. 10.6's Rosetta feature was very nice. I was still using PPC programs until 10.7 made it impossible.
(AppleWorks, Photoshop Elements). Ultimately, 10.6 let me record a screen, 10.7 let me record a window, so guess which one won out?

Being able to run that in a VM to continue to use them? 

Frankly, I wanted to upgrade to 10.8. The changes to finder in 10.9 are *still* causing me issues, and that's not the only big change -- but I could not purchase 10.8. I had to take the "Free improvement" called 10.9. While I need the OpenGL improvements in 10.8 over 10.7, I don't need or want anything from 10.9. (Ok, the new computer came with a three program replacement for AppleWorks, but still :-).

I'm seriously thinking of setting up a VM for 10.7 just for a few minor things plus Finder. Yea, it's that bad.
And 10.10 breaks at least one program that I use that I know of (unless I pay for a newer version).

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