April 29, 2009
But then again I find everything interesting. I can even sit and watch grass growing. (It’s quite relaxing.)
With Windows 7, it’s putting the legacy Win32 API genie back in the bottle — or more precisely, tucking it inside a custom-integrated virtual machine where it, and its notoriously hard-to-kill XP underpinnings, can coexist peacefully alongside newer, hipper versions of Windows.
If you have chosen to stay with Windoze XP then you’ll have an opinion on Vista (and not a good one). And being a pragmatist you’ll recognise that at some point you’ll want to bite the bullet and install Windows 7 instead (or maybe give it all the flick and go to Linux, or even switch to that overpriced UNIX-derived proprietary product named after a fruit). So knowing what Microsoft is planning is not just interesting but perhaps essential if you want to keep running some legacy apps into the future.