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Windows 7 to offer full XP compatibility
« on: April 27, 2009, 04:03:39 PM »
http://gizmodo.com/5226696/windows-7-release-candidate-1s-best-surprise-new-features

XP Mode runs each XP app in a separate API, i.e. integrated virtual desktop.
They're making it compatible without having to keep all the old problems in the OS

thumbs up, this is a great idea

now all they need to do is make unsigned Visual Styles allowed by default, and I'll be all over 7.

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Re: Windows 7 to offer full XP compatibility
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2009, 02:23:50 AM »
This is what Mac OS X did when it first came out. It shipped with OS 9 and featured a full virtual mode. Very useful, it is, though there's a big hit to performance.

Maybe they'll finally clean up the rough edges on it :/