Linked by Stefan Michalowski, M. Sc. on Thu 19th Aug 2004 08:27 UTC
Editorial Lately posted on Slashdot, an article written by Joel Spolsky mentioned the trouble through which Microsoft went to make each version of Windows backwards compatible. In one case, for the game Simcity, they even changed the way memory handling was done when running that application. You can find additional stories of software tricks that recent versions of Windows have to perform in order to run these bug-dependant applications on the web. After reading the story, I discussed with a couple of friends how weird this was and how Free Software completely avoids this problem.
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Reality check
by Kanin on Fri 20th Aug 2004 10:35 UTC

mystilleef: So you don't care whether Oracle runs on Linux at all? I'm sure that would please the business users who are thinking of migrating to Linux right now. It's morons like you who give the Linux crowd a bad rep.

That you aren't even able to open Word 97 files in newer Office versions certainly give away your cluelessness.