Re: Important announcement: NVDA 2017.3 is the last version to support Windows versions prior to 7 and Server 2008 R2 service pack 1


On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 10:17 am, Don H wrote:
You do have to keep in mind that some people can't afford to purchase new or newer computers which can run newer operating systems.
That is definitely sad, but it is in no way a justification for any software developer to continue to retain backward compatibility with an operating system that has not been officially supported for years.

As has been said, repeatedly, if one wishes to or must remain on Windows XP or Vista or 7 (without SP1) then you can keep using the versions of software, including NVDA, that run under them.

It is not up to those working in an industry where the targets are constantly moving to have an anchor to a completely obsolete operating system that few (yes, few compared to what has come after) still use.  It makes no business sense and impedes improving the products such that they are the best that they can be under currently supported operating systems.
Brian  Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1703, Build 15063  (dot level on request - it changes too often to keep in signature)

     The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement.  But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

            Niels Bohr



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