Windows XP Mode is designed to provide small business and mid-sized businesses running Windows 7 Professional (or higher) the ability to run Windows XP productivity applications that may not be natively compatible with Windows 7. We expect many Windows XP applications to be compatible Windows 7 however Windows XP Mode is meant to serve as an added safety net so small and mid-sized businesses can migrate and run Windows 7 without any road blocks. Windows 7 Professional is designed to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses.
What about Vista compatibility mode? Oh wait... it is Vista.
What part of "Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn" don't you understand?
Vista's only compatible with Snails and crippled Turtles.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
This XP mode is a good thing though.
XP mode is a great thing, and it appeals to people who stubbornly refused to upgrade to XP when Vista came out.
Make no mistake, this is very much a marketing move.
Yeah, as much as I have fun busting on Microsoft: I do think it's a good addition.
They sure did wait until last minute to sign-off on it though, eh?
So far my Windows 7 install has had no need for Windows XP compatibility, but I welcome the feature just in case I need it.
I liked it on my PC with the Release Candidate, worked very smoothly.
Unfortunately, from what I heard, XP mode is not going to help engineers with the software(s) they are required to use at Universities. It is mostly aimed for businesses and consumers.
Like Crisis, I have had no problems with my RC and have no need to install XP-mode. However, I do use vmware for XP and Linux. Last I was on the MS site for XP mode they claimed they had something called a virtual machine. Not sure if it is just xp mode (didn't read about it.)
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