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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Not having applications Vista compatible is a crime

While I'm sure there are lots of good reasons for companies not having their software compatible with Vista on January 30th 2007, the reasons for not having done it seem so many that I consider it a crime against users.
  • Betas and CTPs had been around for ages. The RTM for months. That's an age in software development time. What have you been doing instead?
  • If I can't run your software on Vista, I won't buy it if I want to use Vista.
  • If not being able to use your software on Vista is going to stop me upgrading if I want to. You're telling me what I can and can't do. You're not supposed to stop me doing things. You should be selling software to help me do things!
  • If you haven't got a Vista compatible version yet, because of the complexities of changes required to make it work, that's probably because of poorly designed software in the first place.

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