Application Compatibilities and Windows 7

March 12, 2009

One of the biggest issues Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans encounters with Microsoft business clients successfully converting to Windows Vista is compatibility with older applications.  Apps that worked for years with XP do not operate with Vista.  Many allege such incompatibilities can be very costly and are a main reason Vista was not adopted by businesses.
Thus far, most applications that run on Vista will also run on Windows 7.  In an effort to avoid the compatibility snafu with Windows 7, Microsoft is directing resources to addressing the problem of applications incompatibility.  In a blog post this week, Microsoft announced their efforts to enable applications for Windows 7 that did not operate on Vista.
So far, Microsoft said, it has managed to take about 30 international applications that were broken in Vista and make them work in Windows 7. Among the “rescued” titles are things like the Spanish-language IKEA Home Kitchen Planner, a German version of QuickTime, and the Arabic program Khalifa Cartoon Characters Creator.
“This means that Windows 7 will have higher application compatibility than Windows Vista,” Microsoft said. Microsoft’s blog lists a host of non-English applications that have been “rescued.” Presumably, it is doing the same with some English programs, though the company did not offer up any names.
Hopefully, Microsoft’s efforts to address application incompatibility with Windows 7 will inspire business customers who avoided the Vista upgrade to invest in a Windows7 migration.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at 504-469-6991. Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans

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This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website for New Orleans Computer Service.

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