kettch wrote:What if the customers don't want to still be running windows 95 just because the developers are too lazy/incompetent to change a few API calls?
The customers don't need to use windows 95 because of backwards compatibility. That was the entire point, sheesh.
This is about MS building a platform (a foundation) and us building upon it without the fear of our base being pulled out from under us at some point in the future. This is a major reason why companies invest in building their software on top of windows.