Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 00:38 UTC, submitted by judgen
Windows "Microsoft recently extended 'It Just Works' compatibility for Visual Basic 6 applications through the full lifetime of Windows 8. Visual Basic 6 first shipped in 1998, so its apps will have at least 24 years of supported lifetime. Contrast that with the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 (2002), which is incompatible with Windows 7 (2009)."
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RE[6]: yeah, it's great.
by moondevil on Wed 13th Jun 2012 17:42 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: yeah, it's great."
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One has to wonder about the level of turmoil happening now at MS Skype division... ;) (its Win version supposedly having its UI done in Delphi)

Only the early versions were like that. When they went multiplatform, it was rewritten in C++/Qt.

I remember having read about this somewhere.

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