DVDFab Recently Drops the Supports to the Outdated Windows XP and Mac 10.6 OSes

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#1

Hey guys! Looks like that DVDFab has recently dropped their supports to the aged Windows XP and the Mac 10.6 operating systems. Both OSes are no longer supported in their respective newest versions of DVDFab 9, which for Windows is DVDFab 9.3.1.9, and for Mac DVDFab 9.3.1.8.

However, considering that there are still a very small minority die-hard fans of those two ancient operating systems across the world, DVDFab decided to provide the last two versions that still work on those OSes. The latest working version of DVDFab 9 for Windows XP is ver. 9.2.4.5, while for Mac OS 10.6 is ver. 9.3.0.9, which are still available from their download center. But to remind you, that all the new features and functionalities will not come on board with those older versions anymore.

I personally understand the developers in this regard, because they might want to spare more time and energy to maintain the newest versions for the more popular OSes still out there.

Cheers!:cool:


#2

[QUOTE=Johnnoy;2783106]Hey guys! Looks like that DVDFab has recently dropped their supports to the aged Windows XP and the Mac 10.6 operating systems. Both OSes are no longer supported in their respective newest versions of DVDFab 9, which for Windows is DVDFab 9.3.1.9, and for Mac DVDFab 9.3.1.8.

However, considering that there are still a very small minority die-hard fans of those two ancient operating systems across the world, DVDFab decided to provide the last two versions that still work on those OSes. The latest working version of DVDFab 9 for Windows XP is ver. 9.2.4.5, while for Mac OS 10.6 is ver. 9.3.0.9, which are still available from their download center. But to remind you, that all the new features and functionalities will not come on board with those older versions anymore.

I personally understand the developers in this regard, because they might want to spare more time and energy to maintain the newest versions for the more popular OSes still out there.

Cheers!:cool:[/QUOTE]
One fails to realize XP and iOS 10.6 are still out there and being used. Just because DVDfab stop supports - they aren’t going to go oh I should go out and buy a new O/S … Not. If anything else DVDfab just shot themselves in the foot as those users will go find another software that will still work on their O/S and DVDfab will loose sales because of that. So DVDfab shouldn’t think just because they drop support for XP and iOS 10.6 that user will so buy a New O/S to use DVDfab when there are others out there they can go and buy that will still work on their O/S.


#3

It does get to a point though where you eventually have to stop supporting legacy operating systems.

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#4

[QUOTE=Wombler;2783199]It does get to a point though where you eventually have to stop supporting legacy operating systems.
[B]Wombler[/B][/QUOTE]
Not really, but the Fact is they will just disconnect their older O/S from the internet and it will still work. So that does nothing to stop them from using their old O/S offline and it will work just fine. If they really wanted to do that then this is the wrong way of doing it. Your just make users go elsewhere to find a paid program that will still have support for their O/S. You don’t grow your base users by killing off your core users. Forgot to mention if that was the only game in town but it isn’t there are plenty of others that will want those users to buy their software to compete against DVDfab. So this kinda strategy is always bound to fails and they will come back because without those DVDfab users they wouldn’t be where they are now. Companies that forget this will find it hard to rebuild their reputation back and trust from the users.


#5

[QUOTE=coolcolors;2783211]Not really[/QUOTE]I mean, unless folks want to pay more money so the software can support both old and new stuff, yes, support does have to be dropped.

But the Fact is they will just disconnect their older O/S from the internet and it will still work. So that does nothing to stop them from using their old O/S offline and it will work just fine. If they really wanted to do that then this is the wrong way of doing it. Your just make users go elsewhere to find a paid program that will still have support for their O/S. You don’t grow your base users by killing off your core users. Forgot to mention if that was the only game in town but it isn’t there are plenty of others that will want those users to buy their software to compete against DVDfab. So this kinda strategy is always bound to fails and they will come back because without those DVDfab users they wouldn’t be where they are now. Companies that forget this will find it hard to rebuild their reputation back and trust from the users.
…Okay? So you want software that’s bloated because it continually adds features AND supports every operating system, software with bugs (again, because it has to support upwards of 11 major operating system revisions, ignoring all the small updates each one has)…

Keeping an old app & updating it to work with a new OS is fine, until the new OS breaks the old software.

Which means they end up having to build two versions of that same software with quite a few differences.

And the hardware supported on each OS? The ways to access all that hardware change significantly.

Keeping track of all those changes, while making sure you don’t break support in the process (and finding workarounds when stuff does break), costs something. Time, money, planning, all of that. It’s not realistic to keep supporting something that neither manufacturer supports (Apple hasn’t supported 10.6 in a while, and Microsoft hasn’t supported XP in…yeah).

Even the tools used to build the software itself drop support for older versions of an OS regularly. That means that on top of building for Mac AND Windows, they have to edit and build the code twice for each platform.

Nah, not worth it.