Forced Obsolescence

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rdlsat
rdlsat Member ✭✭
edited March 2023 in The Water Cooler
Apple's stratagem of designed obsolescence forces people to purchase new hardware when their existing hardware is still fully capable. Apple's newer hardware and newer OS versions are abominations created solely for the purpose of making the Apple ecosystem more proprietary than ever. Apple's refusal to allow for long term support of older hardware borders on the criminal. And anyone who follows their lead is an accomplice. If Quicken loses any functionality as a result of a failure to continue support for macOS High Sierra the they will lose my future business as well.

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  • splasher
    splasher SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    If I didn't like something so much, I wouldn't buy it, so my question is why buy Apple products if you feel that way?  There are two other very viable computer OSs available, Linux and Windows.

    -splasher using Q continuously since 1996
    - Subscription Quicken - Win11 and QW2013 - Win11
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  • NotACPA
    NotACPA SuperUser ✭✭✭✭✭
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    Sometimes,  Q (Mac & Win) will lose the functionality to download from a Financial Institution because that FI decides to discontinue support for Q.
    OR, as is happening currently,Q may lose the functionality of downloading via a particular method ... again because of the decision of the FI to quit supporting that method (Direct Connect).
    Are those reasons to quit using Q?  Or, rather, reasons to find another FI.
    To my thinking, those are reasons to change FIs.

    Q user since February, 1990. DOS Version 4
    Now running Quicken Windows Subscription, Business & Personal
    Retired "Certified Information Systems Auditor" & Bank Audit VP

  • Chris_QPW
    Chris_QPW Member ✭✭✭✭
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    Since this is directed at MacOS High Sierra I will give you what I believe is Quicken Inc's policy.  They state that they will support the last two versions of MacOS.  That doesn't mean that the newest version of Quicken will not work on the older version of MacOS, but it does mean that they will not go out of their way to support it if it fails to work for any reason.

    You might not like this policy, but I don't see how any software company can ensure that they will always support old operating systems when the Apple isn't going to support them.  It just wouldn't be good business sense.

    On the Windows side Quicken supports the operating system up till Microsoft drops support for it.  Again, it might still work on any older version of the operating system, but they aren't going to support it.  But Microsoft supports their operating systems for much longer than Apple and have a much better record of backwards compatibility.
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