“There are basically three kinds of software,” Kate MacKenzie writes for Mac360. “The kind we buy and use, is supported, and gets updated every so often. Then, there’s vaporware, the kind where an app is announced but doesn’t ship for a long, long, time (sometimes never).”
“Then, there’s one that’s more insidious than vaporware,” MacKenzie writes. “I call it 21st century abandonware; software which exists but seems abandoned by the developer.”
MacKenzie writes, “Apple has a growing list of abandonware for the Mac; software which doesn’t get much love, seldom gets new features, and some features are even removed.”
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