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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt
Pacharapol Withayasakpunt

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Why are any hardwares and softwares fail to provide more than a few years of support (or even usability)?

Usually at most 3 years, I think, and probably more severe for non-opensource or non-free products (including hardware drivers and software storage formats).

Breaking backward compatibility after every major updates is another thing, like what Microsoft Office did. Not sure if online, subscription-based softwares will exacerbate the problems.

The only reason I can be sure of an 8-year-old laptop, is because of Linux.

I also find later that my 3-year-old MacBook Air hardwares cannot be replaced or upgraded -- it is fixed to the mainboard.

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Pacharapol Withayasakpunt Author • Edited on

A Quoran actually answered good.

quora.com/Why-do-any-hardware-and-...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planned_obso...

In short, unless there is a social movement...