posted by Thom Holwerda on Tue 12th Sep 2006 13:51 UTC, submitted by Tyr.
Icon"The difficulties in developing Vista stemmed from its monolithic structure and the need for 'backwards compatibility', ie ensuring that software used by customers on older versions of Windows will work under Vista. This vast accumulation of legacy applications acts like an anchor on innovation. The Vista trauma has convinced some Microsoft engineers that they will have to adopt a radically different approach." I said something similar months ago.
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