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by Andy Warwick — Jan 03
I think one of the key issues for me is that Apple do such a great job of ensuring that new versions of the new OS still run at acceptable rates on old hardware, often even better than the previous version.

That means--for me at least--upgrading the OS is a no-brainer, as I don't have to upgrade the hardware at all, and it's *still* like getting a new machine. I'm there in pretty much week one every time, though often I'll wait until the first point release before installing.

I'm all for developers and software taking advantage of new OS features, as that's what makes the Mac experience so good, and get pretty annoyed when they don't for a long period of time.

I think it would be a very different landscape if a new OS = new hardware, where I could see a point in staying in an old system and using old versions of software, but as long as my box runs the latest and greatest, bring it on.
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