Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 update to developers, one week after seeding the fourth beta and three weeks after the release of a macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 Supplemental Update to address a bug that could cause apps to crash when receiving a character from the Indian language Telugu.
The new macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 beta can be downloaded from the Apple Developer Center or through the Software Update mechanism in the Mac App Store with the proper profile installed.
macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 includes bug fixes and performance improvements for issues that weren't addressed in macOS High Sierra 10.13.3.
The update offers support for some features that are available in iOS 11.3, like Messages on iCloud, which uploads all of your iMessages to the cloud. It will also support Business Chat, a feature coming when iOS 11.3 and macOS 10.13.4 are released to the public, and it includes improved support for eGPUs.
The macOS 10.13.4 update also brings the smoke cloud wallpaper that was previously only available on the iMac Pro and it introduces a warning when opening up a 32-bit app as part of an effort to phase them out.
In the future, Apple plans to phase out 32-bit Mac apps, just like it did with 32-bit iOS apps. Apple says macOS High Sierra is the last version of macOS that will support 32-bit apps without compromises.
Update: Apple has also made a new beta of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4 available to its public beta testers.
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Snow Leopard Server runs reasonably well in a virtual environment but from Lion onwards performance is throttled in a virtual environment due to lack of graphic acceleration along with the macOS platform demanding significantly more in the way of resources so there are limitations there.
Therefore the only solution to this would be Dual Booting two versions of macOS
They have to be careful about what they say since everyone now jumps on every word that they say. They have given plenty of time for the switch and announce this quite some time ago.
The OS architecture has evolved, making 32-bit apps and drivers run with issues as the 64-bit structure becomes the OS’s foundation. Security issues and other things can drive the OS development away from the older Platform. Apple does not want to continue with 32-bit support. It is understood. Apple has given plenty of time for developers and companies to write 64-bit updates etc. to apps and drivers. They cannot say that 32-bit will stop working, but they at least covered themselves so when there are crashes or glitches, people will know why.
The complaints should go more to the developers and companies that don’t update their apps and drivers and want you to buy their latest and greatest. I understand the complaints. I have good apps and equipment that will not get updates or drivers, so next year they are completely dead....like iDVD....no equilivent out there... :(
But Yes, it is time to move on from the 32-bit architecture.