Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Jun 2012 00:38 UTC, submitted by judgen
Windows "Microsoft recently extended 'It Just Works' compatibility for Visual Basic 6 applications through the full lifetime of Windows 8. Visual Basic 6 first shipped in 1998, so its apps will have at least 24 years of supported lifetime. Contrast that with the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 (2002), which is incompatible with Windows 7 (2009)."
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"24 years of supported lifetime"
by zima on Mon 11th Jun 2012 06:28 UTC
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There's another ~computing product which sort of hit this landmark, in virtually unchanged form, even despite being much more consumer-oriented: Nintendo Famicom (NES) - introduced in Japan in 1983, produced until 2003, supported (repairs) until 2007.

While not exactly the same thing (especially since the last official game is from 1994), still impressive; perhaps more.

PS. Plus, really, inexpensive NES clones are easy to find - so still produced I guess ;)

Edited 2012-06-11 06:33 UTC

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