Posted April 26, 2009
Aliasalpha: In a way, I'd sooner them abandon backwards compatibility entirely for "Windows 8: Microsoft Takes Manhattan" and create something completely new, designed to work only on 64bit systems with hardware thats only at most a year or two old. That'd let software devs focus on wringing the absolute best out of the hardware and software to create a top class experience all round without having to bother with coding for people who haven't upgraded in half a decade or more. Hardware manufacturers could code drivers to the same standard without needing to fuck about as much... Could spell a whole new environment for PCs.
It would also force developers to adjust to new API's and standards, introducing new bugs because they can't code the way they're used to and know well.
Post edited April 26, 2009 by Miaghstir