LC 9.6.0 DP2
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Feb 18 03:34:02 EST 2020
> Banging on about endless upgrades is pretty pointless because, unless
> one lives in a cave, one already knows about that.
> What might be better is to offer the OP a practical solution to their
Enlighten us: what do you feel constitutes as "practical solution" to
Fourth World Systems
> On 18.02.20 0:21, Richard Gaskin via use-livecode wrote:
>> Richmond wrote:
>> > Yeah, yeah, yeah . . . sick of that stuff about endless upgrades; and,
>> > frankly banging on about them does not really help anyone who asks the
>> > sort of question the OP asked.
>> The OP asked about using the latest version of LiveCode on an OS that
>> was EOL'd many years ago.
>> I replied that the LC version he's asking about doesn't run on XP.
>> That older versions do is self-evident.
>> What exactly ruffles your feathers about providing an accurate answer
>> to the question?
>> > There is a simple fact that some people round "these parts" as well as
>> > elsewhere overlook . . .
>> > Not everyone has oddles of money to endlessly upgrade, or the
>> > inclination to do that.
>> I agree it would be ideal if OS vendors supported every version
>> forever, but as a practical matter they simply don't. It isn't LC's
>> fault, and I can't even blame the OS vendor.
>> If there's any "bad guy" here it's the literal bad guys:
>> We can reply on nearly every popular OS version to be patched forever,
>> but after EOL the only new patches are coming from organized crime.
>> As long as the machine isn't connected to the open Internet it may be
>> safe to use.
>> Beyond that, yes, it's unfortunate that OS vendors will drop support
>> for hardware, and fortunate that Linux is available to give a second
>> life to hardware abandoned by its maker.
>> With such a vast ecosystem behind it, there's probably a Linux version
>> for just about any computing device made in the last 20 years.
>> Linux is free and open, ready to step in whenever another OS vendor
>> lets you down.
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