Alternatives for outdated assembler (AS)?

Chris Jones jonesc at
Fri Apr 10 10:30:20 PDT 2015

> On 10 Apr 2015, at 6:26 pm, Jeffrey Walton <noloader at> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 10, 2015 at 1:21 PM, Chris Jones <jonesc at> wrote:
>>> Apple really needs to support their products longer than 12 or 18
>>> months. That includes security bugs, operating systems and Xcode.
>> They do, just not necessarily in the way you want/expect. The update from 10.8 to 10.9 or 10.10 is free, so that is clearly now their support mechanism which allows them to drop old OSes sooner. Personally i think this is fine, buy YMMV.
> I know I'm really drifting off-topic here, but Apple sold me a
> defective product that they claimed to be safe and secure. Its not the
> case, and they won't fix it.
> Do we really need to go to court with Apple and ask for a court order
> so they fix it? And beg the case under consumer protection laws....

Exactly in what way is your machine 'defective', that cannot be solved by installing the OS update ?

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