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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Application Compatibility on Windows

Recently, I've been thinking about the failure of Windows Vista and wondering what the state of native DOS applications would be on the newer Windows machines. Many people use old applications that are part of their daily work... and they simply can't let go. Tell them to upgrade their Software? Well, then they need to "buy" that upgrade. Which people have a right not to!

Applications won't or simply runs errornously on Windows Vista. An example of this are various popular Chess Softwares : CT Art (that plays chess), Fritz 2, SP-98 (A tournament manager used by West Bengal Chess Association ) etc.

So what is their solution?

Dunno. But perhaps they'll switch to open source alternatives. Like DOS-Box for instance. Or even try running Linux with Wine. Since some of these stuff actually runs better on Wine!

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