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    , mstefanik wrote

    The whole "we can't change the major version number because of compatibility" seems like a weak argument to me. That's what compatibility modes are for.

    Compatibility Mode only ever worked for a tiny number of programs - and is useless for games.

    I think the "golden test" for compatibility mode is when Microsoft can get Activision's MechWarrior 2 for Windows 95 working on Windows NT.