I am not wanting support for my hardware, this is a software that uses my hardware which isn't defunct. I can run the new windows OS perfectly fine so it's sort of sad that I can't run an OS that is supposed to be cleaner and faster on the same hardware.
Windows will tell you what is compatible with thier software, but at least they let you download it and see for youself if you don't agree. I don't even have the option of installing it and then saying, ok, maybe this isn't a good fit.
I have a suspicion that this is them trying to force us with older hardware to buy new computers. Which would be fine with a $1500 laptop, but not with my $5000 desktop which hasn't even been upgraded too much from when I bought it.
I would like pointed out what exactly in this software update is causeing it so that the WHOLE OS can't be installed. I would understand if one part wasn't compatible. Apple is just looking out on money because I will sadly have to find it online and do a workaround now to install it. There is no way I am shelling out $5000 anytime soon when I have a perfectly fine computer right in front of me.
I just want a good explination of what exactly about my computer isn't compatible... other than just the "age". I have done upgrades myself and feel it's a really strong computer.
You have a 5 year old computer. How long should you think apple should support older hardware?
Personally I think 5 years should be a minimum. For an OS update at least, even if it doesnot allow all features on older hardware.
The shift to 2-3 year built in obsolescence is not sustainable in the long term for most consumers.
This tactic might well backfire on Apple in the future.
This isn't Apple trying to force you to buy or do anything. ML requires a fully 64bit system. Every piece, every driver. That's the way it is. Windows... not so much.
Yes, agree there, but do we know if there are impediments to say EFI upgrades on some of the older machines if Apple wanted to invest the time to support those machines.
So with all their money and resources... they couldn't have made an alternate version of Mountain Lion with the updates like notification center and facebook integration for people with 32 bit systems. Ohh I see... cause that would just be too hard... like the previous OS's,
I understand things evolve and change, but my computer still works fine and the issue is a bit issue that could have been a seperate update for the many people who still use older systems, that still work fine. Apple chose to not support 32 bit, they weren't forced to go full 64 bit. So yes, I understand that they chose to do it and that I now how to update now, it's just upsetting that they chose to disclude us.
Within a year all the new progrmas will be for mountain lion and I won't get any support or updates myself. I am slowly being forced to upgrade, which is fine... I just think I should choose when to upgrade my hardware, not Apple. This is the base OS, not Adobe Photoshop. It's sad when the new base OS can't function on a computer that is barely 5 years old. Whereas my mom has a PC with the new windows on it and she has had it for over 8 years. It may not run wildly well, but then it's her choice to upgrade the hardware if she wants better performance.
I'm just upset they didn't make it compatible with 32 bit also, even in a seperate "not as cool" version.
Does this show my machine is too old too?
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Model Identifier: MacBookPro2,2
Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo
Processor Speed: 2.16 GHz
Number Of Processors: 1
Total Number Of Cores: 2
L2 Cache: 4 MB
Memory: 2 GB
Bus Speed: 667 MHz
Boot ROM Version: MBP22.00A5.B07
SMC Version (system): 1.12f5
I'm not sure what all the crying is about. Not being able to run the latest OS update doesn't make a computer obsolete. You can continue to use it exaclty as you do now. I have a spare G4 running Tiger that still works.
As far as Windows goes, I was able to upgrade a PC to Windows 7 and it had freezing and boot issues ever after. In order for the computer to be useful I have to restore the software and reinstall Windows XP which is a collosal waste of time. I'd have prefered it if the installer had said it couldn't be installed.
Thank you. Is there anything one can do to anolder laptop (2007) to make it appropraite to the upgrade to Mountain Lion?
Sorry, but no. The problem is the older hardware (processor, mostly), and those can't be changed. On most Macs, about the only internal hardware you can upgrade is adding memory and/or a larger hard drive.