[scribus] Windows versions.

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Tue Dec 14 01:48:38 CET 2010

When counting up MS Windows versions we should not count the ones that 
failed in the marketplace. Windows 2000 was a success. Windows 
Millenium was a failure and was not widely used. Windows XP was a big 
success.  Windows Vista did not sell well except as a preinstalled 
system on new or refurbished computers. Windows 7 appears to be 
another big success. 

I suggest that Scribus developers concentrate on Windows XP and 
Windows 7. That is where the bulk of Windows users are. If a Vista 
user wants to become a Scribus user then they should be encouraged to 
upgrade to Windows 7.  That will be beneficial  to them in many ways 
beyond just hosting Scribus. 

Commercial users of Windows resisted pleas to upgrade(?) to Vista. 
Many bought new computers with Vista on preinstalled and refitted those 
computers to Windows XP for compatibility and ease of inhouse support.  
That is the real world.  Dropping XP support and testing but retaining 
Vista support is a bad idea. 
John Culleton, 
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