Originally posted by nuka_t
what are you people smoking?
they wont cut software compatibility. that would be just stupid. current progs will probably get support cut off at blackcomb, which is supposed to be released 5 years from now and then add 2-3 more years of delays.
Considering the massive delays your probably right but
MS promised us Longhorn will be revolutionary and completely new.
They promised to remove dated software support for VB pre .NET, and capatibilty mechanism (95 2000 98 ME 3.1).
but considering they started with windows XP os and added stuff. to produce Longhorn betas.
Longhorn isnt as revolutionary as they promised.
they promised a bump equivilant as 3.1 - 95
and 9x to windows 2000.
Support for other older software in Windows is the job of API's and MS promised to remove them to speed up the core, and a number of security flaws were contributed by compatibility layer API for old software. as of late no Software i ran on XP was unstable bah software written in pre .NET, and backward capatible 9x software.
It's in our best interest for MS to remove the support for pre 2000 software and VB pre dot.NET
It would make a faster lesss bloated kernel and less instability