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16-bit, DOS3.0-6.0, WIN 3.1 et al

by trublubush / March 2, 2007 11:03 AM PST

...Pardon the intrusion here,...

I have no problem running old programs on XP. As a matter of fact, I can now do things with some of these programs that I could never do on my older computers. I am quite pleased with the way XP can handle 16-bit opcode.

My question is this:

Can I expect this same friendly compatibility with Vista?? If so, I won't hesitate to buy a new computer. If not, then I think you can guess where I'd tell Microsoft to stick each and every one of those 64, much touted, Vista bits(and double that if they ever go to 128!).

Any comments would be appreciated.

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Vista comes in four 32 bit version,s which is what
by Ray Harinec / March 3, 2007 2:08 AM PST

most proprietaries install unless 64 bit is asked for.

Just that some new MS rules about drivers has created lots of problems. Vendors don't like having to pay MS to certify their drivers to allow them to install on Vista.

Lots of reading to do in this forum alone. I would wait until at least service pack 1 gets relesed.

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I think I'll wait on vista until I hear better news.
by trublubush / March 3, 2007 1:55 PM PST

To Ray,
I hear what you're saying. I have also heard from various sources that there exists a serious compatibility problem involving certain OEM drivers and their parent software programs.

I'm beginning to think that Microsoft sold out to certain name-brand computer companies and certain third-party software designers while developing Vista.

So tell me then, ...for whom was Vista designed for? The end user or the companies which intend to profit from Vista's use??

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