Windows XP from a Mac Perspective
Subject:   XP and Older Programs
Date:   2002-08-02 06:03:54
From:   skylarburris
My main beef with XP is that it does not run my old software! Windows 1998 ran anything for Windows 1995, and so on...higher versions should always run software designed for lower versions. Not so with XP. Even using the compatability wizard, I was unable to run Corel Suite (which ran fine on Windows '98) on WIndows XP. (The "open" file command would not work--pretty important). One game wouldn't run at all. Two games could not be used with the mouse--only with the keyboard--when they worked fine on Windows '98. It's far too expensive to upgrade all your software. Sure, Windows XP is great, if you don't own any software you want to install! When 50% of your software is incompatable, that's a bad operating system, no matter how many bells and whistels it may have. Another problem--it is much more complicated now to organize your task bar, arranging icons into different folders, creating folders, moving things around, etc. This has something to do with the multiple users. The only way I could find to do it was in Windows Explorer, and even that took awhile to figure out.