Native Instruments has announced that it will no longer support older versions of Apple's or Microsoft's operating systems.

In a statement the company said: "Mac versions of new products as well as updates for existing products will be made available exclusively for Mac OS X."

Explaining the reason for its decision the company said: "All future development efforts will be completely focused on Windows XP and Mac OS X to ensure the best possible user experience on these powerful platforms."

All current NI software products are available for Mac OS X, including support for technologies like AudioUnits, CoreAudio and CoreMIDI.

Native Instruments customer support will continue to serve users of older Mac OS versions.