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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RE: This is not really news
by Almafeta on Mon 26th Feb 2007 03:45 UTC in reply to "This is not really news"
Almafeta
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2007-02-22

Which begs the question: How long should old hardware be supported? Five years? Ten?

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RE[2]: This is not really news
by butters on Mon 26th Feb 2007 04:28 in reply to "RE: This is not really news"
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2005-07-08

Legacy hardware support should be dropped in new OS releases if such support will impact the system's performance on target hardware platforms. However, back-level OS releases must remain in the service phase throughout the lifetime of the newest hardware platform that isn't supported by newer OS releases. Typical lifetime for a hardware platform is 5-7 years for servers and 3-5 years for clients. In some extremely glacial sectors of the server market (mostly telcos), ultra-long-term support might be made available to big customers, perhaps out beyond 10 years.

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