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[OT] People using Win98 ?!?!?!

From: Dassi, Nasser <NDassi_at_141xm.com>
Date: 2005-01-23 21:12:10 CET

Yes, it is a little off-topic, but why does it seem so many people are
still using Windows98 (and variants) when Microsoft does not even
support the platform?!?!?!

These issues with Subversion on Win95/98/98SE/Me are not really
Subversion's fault. It is like giving a deaf child an exam with
questions about how words sound. SVN is a darn good product, and I
enjoy the community; but I do not believe they should be responsible for
anything malfunctioning on a Win98 machine.

[rant?]
There's a reason everything breaks on Win98 (okay, many reasons).
Because it was not meant to be a professional platform, it should not be
used as such. Why do so many people still rely or test on it? Even
Windows ME is better than Win98; and WinXP has been around for 3+ years
already.

It is darn about time people stopped thinking Win98 is worth their time;
when a company stops caring about their *own* off-spring, then everybody
else in the industry should respect that and equally stop caring about
'em.
[/rant?]

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?! Do you think Subversion should support
outdated software platforms? Evidently, I do not... but CollabNet, do
you plan on supporting Win98 and other outdated platforms in the future?
IN versions 1.2 and 2.x and beyond?!?!

I honestly am wondering because those programming resources can surely
be utilized elsewhere, eh?! :o)

(The snow is not stopping where I am, so maybe I'm just fed-up with the
snow, eh?! :o)

- nasser
Received on Sun Jan 23 21:15:37 2005

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