From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Sun Dec 05 2010 - 16:47:00 CST
Peter Constable <petercon at microsoft dot com> wrote:
> Updates to any Windows component in a given version of Windows will
> rarely add new functionality. This is the case for reasons of
> compatibility and stability: for too many users, any change in
> functionality entails unwanted costs either in the form of re-training
> or in the form of incompatibility risks.
I know this has been said before, but: I do wonder how many users depend
on new, incremental functionality *not* being available, as a matter of
stability or backward compatibility.
"Dang it! Microsoft added support for Bamum and Brahmi and Mandaic to
my XP system! Everything is broken now!"
(Yes, I know there are a few people who would say just that.)
If the goal is to get people to update to 7, it might be better PR to be
honest and just say so.
-- Doug Ewell | Thornton, Colorado, USA | http://www.ewellic.org RFC 5645, 4645, UTN #14 | ietf-languages @ is dot gd slash 2kf0s
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