Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 24th Apr 2009 23:44 UTC, submitted by google_ninja
Windows It's something lots of people here on OSNews have been waiting for. It's something we've talked about, something we've theorised about, and something we've declared as the future for Windows' backwards compatibility - and now it's here, and official. Over a month ago, Microsoft bloggers Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott have been briefed by Microsoft on a technology for Windows 7 called Windows XP Mode. Available as a free download for Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate users, it's a fully integrated and licensed copy of Windows XP SP3 in a VirtualPC-based environment, with full "coherence" support. In other words, it's Microsoft's variant of Apple's Classic environment, and it's coming to Windows 7, for free. Near-instant update: The Windows 7 RC will indeed be available publicly on May 5. TechNet/MSDN will get it April 30.
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Get rid of DLLs? Why?
by Drumhellar on Sat 25th Apr 2009 17:45 UTC in reply to "RE: Finally."
Drumhellar
Member since:
2005-07-12

Umm... Do you know what DLLs are?

Are you saying all Windows software should be statically linked?

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v RE: Get rid of DLLs? Why?
by Anonymous Penguin on Sat 25th Apr 2009 18:10 in reply to "Get rid of DLLs? Why?"
RE[2]: Get rid of DLLs? Why?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 25th Apr 2009 18:30 in reply to "RE: Get rid of DLLs? Why?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Dude, quit trolling. DLL hell hasn't occurred since forever.

I might as well state that every Linux machine will face dependency hell - and I'd be trolling.

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RE[2]: Get rid of DLLs? Why?
by Drumhellar on Sat 25th Apr 2009 18:49 in reply to "RE: Get rid of DLLs? Why?"
Drumhellar Member since:
2005-07-12

From wikipedia:

...particularly legacy 16-bit editions.

NT mostly did away with those problems along time ago. I've never had such problems on Win2k or later. Apparently you haven't used Windows much since '98.

The next link talks mostly about the registry (which is garbage, I'll grant you that). The only real mention of dll hell references the wikipedia article.

The securityfocus.com pages aren't working for me, so I can't comment on those, though, if they're in the same vein as the other links, they probably aren't very accurate, current, or helpful.

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