Quote: Originally Posted by Termana
Its good to know that microsoft are trying not to let the xp-vista gap happen again. its sad to know us poor SOBs will be hanging on for leaks again in a few years time.
Hmm, I actually think Microsoft is going a bit too fast now with Windows releases.
I know that the gap between XP and Vista was a rarity in Windows development but I liked it that way much more.
I mean, when will this end? There will never be a large install base of one certain Windows version so it seems.
Couldn't this bring problems: for example developers will need to make their apps compatible with more and more Windows versions. And no, the oldest Windows versions in the row won't be classified as "old" fast because the majority of family users will never upgrade their Windows on their existing PC:
Most family users only get a new OS when they purchase a new PC.
And combining that with the fact that most families keep their current PC as long as possible (they are all tech noobs) there will be a bigger amount of wildspread Windows OS'es then nowadays (2000, XP, Vista, 7).
I hope you get my point.