[quote="Ashley":10q3vjly]Well, it is inconvenient for developers when people stick to old operating systems ... especially since XP and Vista have very different file structure & security models. Windows XP is 8 years old, which is like having to support Windows 98 in 2006.[/quote:10q3vjly]
CD is an old storage of digital data, DVD is a modern storage of digital data. Both are reliable. And stable (by any means). Typing, printing, Internet browsing, gaming, ... listening, watching, beeping, breaking, switching etc. etc. etc. - all this can be done in WinXP. And most progs can work... work under XP. An ordinary user would like to have not a Formula-1 car, but normal, working, eco, not big, not small car.
[quote="Ashley":10q3vjly]Well, it is inconvenient for developers
stick to old
operating systems [/quote:10q3vjly]
Well, it is inconvenient for users
stick to the newest
[quote="Ashley":10q3vjly]Windows XP is 8 years old... [/quote:10q3vjly]
I'm 26 (haven't got in-built support for Ribbon, DirectX10/11, USB3, SATA-III, HDTV and so on), but still
working without any problem. Long life WinXP (and me also)!!!
[quote="Ashley":10q3vjly]...in cases like the Windows 7/Vista ribbon, or DirectX 11, useful features are actually cut because developers know it's too much effort to use a secondary system to support everyone who's still on XP...[/quote:10q3vjly]
Ribbon in MS Office 2007 works well under WinXP. DirectX 11? For what purposes?
[quote="Ashley":10q3vjly]This affects Construct, especially with DirectX 11.[/quote:10q3vjly]
Bugs affected Construct more, than (or with) DirectX 11.
[quote="Ashley":10q3vjly]No need to keep using old technologies when better ones are around, or write code twice when once could do.[/quote:10q3vjly]
Ashley, as a developer you have right
, that you are right
(sounds nice for my ears). Sorry, my poetic off-top. Many people have not so powerful computers.
an old computer^ 512 MB RAM, 1900 Mhz, IDE drive
a new computer^ 1024 MB RAM, 2200 Mhz, SATA-II drive
That's the reason, why I will not try to install Win7 on my PC (in-built power (RAM+processor+etc) is not enough). Many people think the same. You have more "strong" PC, so you can trace new technologies and implement them.
By the way, ReactOS has Win2003 core, modern enough?