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Why not just block the apps ...

... that rely on undocumented behavior?

Raymand Chen provides another nice antidote to the "Windows isn' finished till >insert app here< won't run" meme.

http://weblogs.asp.net/oldnewthing/archive/2003/12/24/45779.aspx

"I recall a survey taken a few years ago by our Setup/Upgrade team of corporations using Windows. Pretty much every single one has at least one "deal-breaker" program, a program which Windows absolutely must support or they won't upgrade. In a high percentage of the cases, the program in question was developed by their in-house programming staff, and it's written in Visual Basic (sometimes even 16-bit Visual Basic), and the person who wrote it doesn't work there any more. In some cases, they don't even have the source code any more."

Just me (Sir to you)
Monday, December 29, 2003

I think Raymond Chen's blog must be one of the best half-dozen computing related blogs on the web.

Certainly the perfect antidote to mindless criticism of Windows. If only all MS were like that.

Stephen Jones
Monday, December 29, 2003

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