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Re: [News] Windows Incompatible with Its Own Documentation

__/ [ flyer ] on Wednesday 28 February 2007 09:09 \__

> On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 09:42:20 +0100, OK <otto@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 03:44:09 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
>><newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>Windows Help files not supported in Vista
>>>,----[ Quote ]
>>>| For all the effort they put into building operating systems
>>>| that are backwards-compatible, they then go and choose not to
>>>| include support for Help files that are built to use the
>>>| old WinHlp32.exe program.
>>WinHlp32 is a Windows 95 port of the Windows 3.1 help viewer, allowing
>>to view Windows 3.1 help files, introduced circa 1991. Can you point
>>out a *single* app still using that format, Roy?
> OK Corral is back, complete with what the horses left.
> Read the article and it's reader comments brain boy, people USE those
> help files multiple times per week.

Whether useful of not, this issue that's associated primarily with
compatibility is yet another good example. It shows that old stuff is
dropped in the sack while the source code never remains available. It does
not stop at the level of applications and documentation. With DRM and
proprietary, opaque formats and settings (e.g. Registry), people's personal
information/data 'expires', or requires repurchasing. Over. And Over. Again.

By the way, never reply to trolls like "OK" or "Hadron Quark". It makes them
visible. They violate the newsgroup's charter and they should be banned.

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