None of my stuff has ever been targetted to one version of Windows, mostly my stuff was front ends for hardware which meant independance was needed. (Some of the stuff I developed is being used on a Win98 test rack as drivers don't exist for later)
agreed, there were some interesting features in all the versions, but if they don't fix a business problem, I just ignore them for the most part. I still have systems out there running on XP, because the customer refuses to update until the computer dies. since I have not targeted any specific version: the new software can run on the old XP, the old software can run in Win10. everyone is happy
I have already said our IT "don't touch my operating system" because as long as the field isn't updated, I can't update.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
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Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Although in a Win7 shop and I've some exe's still running, they're not being replaced as .exe's.
As much as the cost in speed is a though, not worrying about O/S's is awfully nice. Especially when they dropped IE as the inhouse standard (so many years ago, but not nearly enough).
Heavy lifting's done on the server-side, anyway (SQL, for example). Transmitting data's transmitting data - so the difference between the speed of an .exe and the convenience of a script starts to blur.
I imagine I'll still have customers on 7 for another 2-3 years. As one tech told me, 'I've got systems with 3 expected years left until replacement. I'm not concerned about end of life/support as I've not once in 20 years asked MS for help.'
There were several instances where I proclaimed that Windows 7 was the pinnacle of MS OS's to date. I had somehow mostly skipped XP, preferring to say on 2K for close to 10 years.
Windows 7 had the fortune to come out at a time when hardware was plateauing such that I managed for close to 10 years on basically the same hardware, the exception being a SSD when win 10 came out. I have a 12 yr old laptop that originally came with Vista, now with win 7, that still works fine...stick an SSD in it, and it can last another few years.