[Interest] [Development] Windows 7 support will be dropped in Qt 6

coroberti . coroberti at gmail.com
Fri Jun 12 08:48:19 CEST 2020

On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 9:28 AM Thiago Macieira
<thiago.macieira at intel.com> wrote:
> On Thursday, 11 June 2020 21:40:03 PDT coroberti . wrote:
> > Most people are using their Mac computers 7-10 years, yes without the
> > security updates that for some usage patterns is still fine.
> macOS 10.13 runs on all 64-bit Intel Macs. It's 10.14 that requires Haswell,
> which is today only 6½ years old. All macOS updates have been free for years.
> Why is anyone running anything older than 10.13? This is an honest question:
> what makes people not upgrade their Macs?

Many people (teachers, tutors) in U.S. Educational systems have Mac computers.

They are not getting their Mac for free - free Chromebook, maybe.

The Mac hardware works correctly for them for years with their school systems
and for their professional purposes.

They have modern browsers like Firefox and Chrome well supporting old
Mac systems,
and yes there are many of them still on 10.12 and even on 10.10.

Modern browsers help them with Google-Docs and Office-Online and they
do not need
Safari patches for that.

They are not earning as high as software/hardware engineering people and
paying $1500-2000 for teachers is not something you can afford.

Kind regards,

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