Windows 10 is basically what Vista was except that there isn't any "finished" and "working" version coming after it.Yeah, was thinking I should have shortened it on the way home. I have windows in a virtual machine and can not stand 10. I need to see why my kali linux install bombed.
Yeah, it is a 'THIS is what you want people to think is the real version' thing. I bought a copy but only because I needed a windows VM and M$ does not want to sell sane versions.Windows 10 is basically what Vista was except that there isn't any "finished" and "working" version coming after it.
Funny story that, i was actually super hyped about Windows 9 until it was renamed to 10 because "9" would have made some older games (which don't work anyway) think they are being run on Windows 98. At that point i knew Windows 9 was a dumpster fire. I'm super happy i haven't touched Windows 10 yet. All the issues, all the games i wouldn't be able to play, all for what? DirectX12 which is such a fail that they now made it open for developers to enable it on Windows 7 which just proved that i was right all along and all of Microsoft's stupid company talk about older Windows being unable to run newer DirectX is just complete nonsensical bullshit to generate more money off of its users. Anyone who even remotely knows how computer and software in general work can see through this bullshit, "is not possible" doesn't exist, you can make it possible.Yeah, it is a 'THIS is what you want people to think is the real version' thing. I bought a copy but only because I needed a windows VM and M$ does not want to sell sane versions.
Care to explain how it is Microsoft's fault that ten thousands of lazy programmers didn't get the version check in their programs right back then?Funny story that, i was actually super hyped about Windows 9 until it was renamed to 10 because "9" would have made some older games (which don't work anyway) think they are being run on Windows 98. At that point i knew Windows 9 was a dumpster fire.
They could have simply chosen not to change it to 10? What do they care if ancient Windows 98 stuff doesn't work anymore (it doesn't anyway because most of them are 16bit applications and the rest often don't even start in XP anymore)Care to explain how it is Microsoft's fault that ten thousands of lazy programmers didn't get the version check in their programs right back then?
Skipping version number 9 is quite an elegant solution to that problem compared to change myriads of code lines in ancient programs, if still possible today.
You definitely have no grasp whatsoever about how corporate environments do work. Believe it or not, even COBOL is a thing within many companies there, and this language dates back to 1959... many programs, once written, won't shy away so easily.Well again this wouldn't have been an issue because apps that scan for Windows 98 are basically fossils by now most if not almost all of them wouldn't even run on Windows 10 anyway, how even when lot's of them already started to break apart past XP. If you truly are so desperate to use apps from 98 on 10 there's always virtual machines, then again why would you ever want to run an app 20 years old unless it is a classic game you want to play again, in that case you wouldn't be able to run it anyway on 10.
And "Java" is a pile of crap. You shouldn't base anything on that.
Lol.You definitely have no grasp whatsoever about how corporate environments do work. Believe it or not, even COBOL is a thing within many companies there, and this language dates back to 1959... many programs, once written, won't shy away so easily.
And if "Java" is crap or not does not matter; that's your opinion. Java was heavily used in many companies when it became a thing, because many developers were trained on it at university, so there is now tons of Java legacy code around which still is in production use. What matters is that Microsoft did not want to break those apps, and for very good reasons, because otherwise the outcry of their customers would have been desastrous.
What breaking compatibility on purpose is going to do you can actually observe right now on MacOS, where the new release Catalina removed support for all 32 bit apps. The result: many indie games developers just shunned the platform completely, because porting it is not worth the effort in their opinion. And that's just one result this dropping support has.
And that's the point I was and I am still discussing, nothing more and nothing less: leaving out a version number does not automatically make an operating system bad. Microsoft had very good reasons to do so, it was a justified step. Also note that this has absolutely nothing to do with if something is trash or not; that's not the point, the point is to make it possible to keep stuff running either way when people and businesses are depending on it, and that's exactly what Microsoft did!
I can only tell you from what i've seen from personal experience in a company with 20+ year old software and i can tell you that although it worked it was a chore (due to the PC's being close to stoneage PC's)... but hey they worked and the software worked too, they don't give a shit what Microsoft does. And from friends who work as IT Engineers, Server Admins and coders for companies i know that (given they know what they are doing) either write their own apps, which once again circumvents the issue or only use solutions that don't have these issues in the first place, once again making Microsofts intervention obsolete.Again it's obvious that you have got not much personal experience how IT in a corporate environment does work; you obviously don't care about it, you only care about some ideal of how beautiful programming code should be probably so to say which is the extreme on the opposite side, which is ok. Microsoft has to care about it, otherwise they would be off the market fast.
You got that damn right. I use Windows because Windows (at least 7) is the least shit out of the three for me. Mac is overpriced and shit, Linux basically requires you to be a rocket scientist to start an application and Windows is so broken that even a swiss cheese has less holes but for what i do, development and gaming as well as multimedia, Windows is still the number one, it doesn't require me to use hacks, go for emulators (unless i want to play DOS games) or use other kinds of "translators" for foreign implementations of apps because my OS isn't supported. Not because of backwards compatibility but because of compatibility and market share.By the way on a side note it is interesting that Microsoft Windows is still your preferred choice of viewer development, regardless that it sucks, because you only did and do offer Windows binaries. So this means it must sucks less than MacOS or Linux for you, like for so many. Most of us don't choose an OS because it is sexy, but based on what sucks less for our purposes.
We are running around in circles - I have made my point, that's all that matters to me. Have a nice day.Stuff that A doesn't run anymore anyway making this endeavour wasted and B stuff that does not need to run anymore not for companies nor for anyone else other than a few gamers who want to play super old games once again making this undertaking completely wasted. Their solution was stupid and simply not necessary and their solution just proved that once again (as stupid as it sounds) that every second windows is destined to be trash.