> Try to download (lots of) old w98 software and run it undef w7. Hilarity always ensue. Google for "improved windows 7 compatibility" for a lot of examples. In a house with a lot of custom software, shit hits the fan with some frequency.
Nowadays, Windows implies Windows NT, thank you.
App broken doesn't mean API breakage.
And note that Windows 7 provides an XP Mode VM.
Does your fancy Linux distro provide such "plan B"?
> Took half a man-month to deploy a solution for that problem, that appeared in a nondescript hotfix and vanished away with some (published) API.