[scribus] Windows versions.

Craig Bradney cbradney at zip.com.au
Tue Dec 14 04:38:10 CET 2010

On 12/14/10 2:54 AM, Gerard Cunningham wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-12-13 at 19:48 -0500, John Culleton wrote:
>> 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. 
> XP is just about hanging in there for legacy reasons, but Vista is
> dying. Users are upgrading to Win7 from Vista and XP. Win7 actually
> works, surprisingly (or at least, it works compared to Vista).


Its gone end-of-life, apart from on NetBooks and Windows 7 downgrade
options to XP.

Really, I think we should only support Windows 7. XP is old, ugly, has a
million bugs and plenty of security issues. Vista was just a big old
mistake in its earliest versions. In its latest versions, it is actually
quite ok on the right hardware. Windows 7 will easily beat XP and Vista
in my experience in performance (even on 3-4 year old hardware with
reasonable spec) and usability, as well as security.


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