Microsoft releases list of verified Vista applications
But some notable apps are conspicuously missing
February 21, 2007
*** How interesting. Microsoft are about to go head-to-head with
Adobe products and it turns how that Adobe products are NOT Vista
compatible. How convenient.
*** $10,000 per application. Folks, what do you think would
happen if Apple pulled a stunt like this? Total outrage from
developers! That's what!
Conclusion: I don't want to hear from any trolls about how great
Microsoft is at backwards compatibility!
The fact is that Microsoft have an INCENTIVE to make Windows
INCOMPATIBLE with older software. Why? $10,000 per application to
become 'certified for Windows Vista.' The more applications
broken by Vista, the more $$$$$ MS can rake in for basically
doing a piss-poor job writing their own operating system.
And people put up with this crap from Microsoft because why?
Fortune Magazine 11-29-05: What's your computer setup today?
Frederick Brooks: I happily use a Macintosh. It's not been
equalled for ease of use, and I want my computer to be a tool,
not a challenge.
[Frederick Brooks is the author of 'The Mythical Man Month'.
He spearheaded the movement to modernize computer software
engineering in 1975.]