So as the 'old tech' guy around here (though not even I'm this old :P),
I received a notification today warning Facebook users that after the 30th, Messenger on BBOS7 will "No Longer Be Supported".
Is it just me? or as time goes on, are more and more "Not supported" messages actually a deliberate breaking of the software.
It's almost unheard of on PC's, my Skype is out of date, so is Pidgin, so is OpenOffice, but they all work.
Even STEAM is our of date, but it still lets me play just fine.
At my office, we ended support for Windows XP. It still works, but if they call for help, we say sorry XP, we wont help.
It seems more and more often, and that the mobile platform is the most to blame, that when support is dropped, it actually is an effort to break things?
I don't even use facebook; however If I want to use the old messenger, on a BBOS7 device, sure I may miss features, but its just XMPP, whats the issue?
I'm just seeing a worrying trend of software based forced obsolescence.
IMO people are already happy to jump on the latest tech, and move with the times, without having companies purposefully break their stuff.
An iPhone using friend recently showed me, he can dismiss iOS updates, but he can't disable them forever, and the latest one "is slow".
Are they Ending support?
Or are they disabling the product?