According to announcements today at WWDC, the next release of Mac OS X, OS 10.6 “Snow Leopard”, will not support PowerPC-based Macs. I find this pretty annoying. I like to get my money’s worth out of a machine. Now Apple is telling me I have to get a new machine if I want support, even though that old machine is still doing its thing just fine.
Yeah, I have Intel Macs; but I also have a number of PowerPC Macs, including my main laptop, that work just fine. I’d like to be able to use the latest software on these machines too, but now I’m rev-locked.
It leaves a bad taste in my mouth. It feels like blackmail. It doesn’t feel very “Green” throwing away a working machine that is otherwise adequate, but no longer compatible (with Apple’s business model).