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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RE[2]: Get rid of DLLs? Why?
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 25th Apr 2009 18:30 UTC 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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Anonymous Penguin Member since:
2005-07-06

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.


Did you care to read the other links?

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RE[4]: Get rid of DLLs? Why?
by dagw on Sat 25th Apr 2009 19:44 in reply to "RE[3]: Get rid of DLLs? Why?"
dagw Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes I did. Now would you care to explain exactly why you think windows should get rid of dynamically linked libraries? Posting a bunch of links does not a valid argument make.

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