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Re: Windows XP Support

On 1/11/2016 12:05 PM, Erik Soderquist wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 10, 2016 at 6:52 PM, Juan Miguel Navarro MartÃnez wrote:
>> No software version can live forever, ... <snip>
> Personally, I have to disagree with this statement, or at least offer
> an amendment...
> I have some things still running in DOS 5 in a virtual machine because
> that is the most effective environment to run them in, and I don't
> expect any future OS to change that.  Does this mean I have these
> accessible to the outside world?  Absolutely not.  So while I do see
> use cases for very long outdated packages, I will also agree these use
> cases are not mainstream by any means, and if your use case does
> warrant an old package, appropriate measures to isolate the old
> packages also need to be taken.

Arguments like this is the reason I had to spend years searching through
COBOL code for 2 digit years.  Old habits seem hard to die.  Either
upgrade or forever pay the penalty yourself to keep the old code running.

cyg Simple

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