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I can to this day run a binary from Windows 3.1 on my XP rig -
you will tell me how. nao. (plz?)
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Sounds good to me When is Windows 7 supposed to come out?
post #53 of 100
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Source: http://www.windows7.co.uk/ (About half way down the page)
I'd rather see something from the horse's mouth, but whatever...
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I actually prefer this. With a FRESH base build upwards of Windows will mean they are going to completely overhaul the system which will hopefully remove those horrible bugs that continue to plague windows from previous versions.

That being said it will be a bummer for some as Upgrade just will not be an option. For me however I never upgrade. I always prefer a fresh install.
How is my 20-year old game library going to run on a new windows without backwards compatibility?

Without backwards compatibility this thing might as well be called OSX.
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How is my 20-year old game library going to run on a new windows without backwards compatibility?

Without backwards compatibility this thing might as well be called OSX.
Virtualization.
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How is my 20-year old game library going to run on a new windows without backwards compatibility?

Without backwards compatibility this thing might as well be called OSX.
Virtual Machine. Sheesh.
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Virtualization caused compatibility issues on older programs in XP, I can only imagine virtualizing Crysis on Windows 7.
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Virtualization caused compatibility issues on older programs in XP, I can only imaging virtualizing Crysis on Windows 7.
I'm not sure what the allure of that game is - I tried it, beat it, and really didn't enjoy it as much as it was hyped to be. But, thank God for big hard drives and dual booting.
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How is my 20-year old game library going to run on a new windows without backwards compatibility?

Without backwards compatibility this thing might as well be called OSX.
That's right. Backwards compatibility is the ONLY reason windows is still alive. Ease of use goes to Mac, power goes to Linux. Compatibility is the only thing windows has going for itself.

Edit: I realize "ONLY" makes it a sweeping general statement. But you get the idea - the "main" reason.
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