Linked by Adam S on Wed 15th Oct 2008 12:02 UTC
Windows It was announced yesterday that the Microsoft OS code-named Windows 7 will be shipping as "Windows 7," exciting and surprising many. There was much question, even in our own piece, as to how Microsoft arrived at 7 for an OS likely destined to be version 6.1. Microsoft answered our question in a post called "Why 7?" on the Windows Vista Blog.
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RE: Comment by prymitive
by Nelson on Wed 15th Oct 2008 20:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by prymitive"
Nelson
Member since:
2005-11-29

No. There are a surprising number of legacy applications that do hard checks for Operating System versions.

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RE[2]: Comment by prymitive
by prymitive on Thu 16th Oct 2008 18:19 in reply to "RE: Comment by prymitive"
prymitive Member since:
2006-11-20

So in windows world apps do things like:

if $WINDOWS_VERSION != $KNOWN_GOOD {
crash();
}

??

That is amazing programming achievement! They should patent it!

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RE[3]: Comment by prymitive
by Nelson on Thu 16th Oct 2008 19:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by prymitive"
Nelson Member since:
2005-11-29

I would think you'd be tasteful enough to conceal your trolls a little better.

Obviously, this is not Microsoft's fault.

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