mcarling wrote: »
I think we're approaching the time when it will make sense for Apple to stop supporting legacy 32-bit apps. The transition from 32-bit apps to 64-bit apps began with 10.4 Tiger in 2005 and was reasonably complete with 10.7 Snow Leopard in 2009.
The real reason for the minor update?
Before and after "minor" update. Granted, the 32-bit programs crashing might have also been an issue.. but it stinks of a find & replace from Yosemite to El Captain. They also have numerous references to Yosemite in the El Captain beta pages and documentation.
Tell that to Apple. My ISP supports IPv6 but I can't use it because my Time Capsule does not support IPv6 over PPPoE.
I have El Capitan running on a second partition on my old 2007 iMac. I like the new beach ball, kind of like the ones at Dodger Stadium. My Core 2 Duo (2 GHz) with 2 GB RAM shows the beach ball often enough. I am not sure if Firefox is a 32-bit app in OS X. It is with Windows. Activity Monitor does not tell me if Firefox is 32-bit. Memory compression must be better in El Capitan, as RAM usage is lower than in Mavericks or Yosemite. The App Store is not responding just now, so I am not sure if my iMac has the Supplemental update.
Does it fix the fact that MS Office 2016 is STILL 32-bit ONLY?! What the FRAK?!