Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Feb 2007 22:19 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows Microsoft has released a list of 800 applications that should run properly on its new Windows Vista operating system. As expected, virtually all of Microsoft's own offerings are on the list - including the latest Office 2007 products. Also included are a host of business and security applications from vendors ranging from Intuit to Trend Micro. And desktop applications from Google, which ramped up its rivalry with Microsoft earlier this week with the introduction of online business applications, made the cut. However, noticeable by their absence are applications from a number of the world's biggest software companies, including Adobe Systems, IBM, and Symantec.
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Just 800?
by Almafeta on Sun 25th Feb 2007 22:38 UTC
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At first, I was disturbed... just 800 applications? There's more than eight hundred *developers* for Windows.

But then, I read this list. This list only contains programs which were submitted for certification -- it seems none of Adobe, IBM, or Symantic thought getting certified as Vista-ready was very important.

I highly doubt Microsoft finds an educational program like 4Mation Educational Resource's Granny's Garden to be more important to be compatibale with than something like Symantic Antivirus or Adobe Photoshop, anyhow.

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