Longtime reader and correspondent Phil Daley, a developer for a software vendor, dropped me a line saying he´s three weeks into a four-week project to evaluate one of his company´s products on Windows Vista. The goal is to identify any problems and recommend changes and fixes.
Daley tells me his company has a dozen install issues, but they´re somebody else´s problem. On the other hand, he has just found one command (out of 140) that crashes in Vista but not in XP.
Daley is being kind. Call me old-fashioned, but surely managing and supporting backward compatibility should be a foundational design issue for the next generation of the dominant PC operating system. No?Read Full Story