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Vista Apps: How To Avoid A Compatibility Quagmire

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Vista Apps: How To Avoid A Compatibility Quagmire
2. Today's Top Story
    - How To Manage Windows Vista Application Compatibility
    - Related: Apple's New Boot Camp Software May Choke On Windows Vista
    - Death, Taxes, Vista
3. Last Week's Highlighted Coverage
    - Apple Chooses IPhone, Keeps Leopard In The Cage
    - No FCC Action Expected In Imus Affair
    - History--And Money--In Obsolete Computers
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Quote of the day:
"Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body." -- Seneca


1. Editor's Note: Vista Apps: How To Avoid A Compatibility Quagmire

This weekend's coverage zeroes in on practical issues introduced by a migration to Windows Vista. Experts Nelson and Danielle Ruest explain how you can modify app installation logic to accommodate Vista, given that it represents a new version number (6) of Windows.

They also detail how to work around the fact that 64-bit Vista doesn't support 16-bit apps, among other issues that you'll face. In all, it's an important set of topics they tackle: about 1,000 apps are now deemed "compatible" with Vista, but that's at best a fraction of the total Windows apps universe. Buyer, or implementer, beware.

Nelson Ruest will be delivering much more material on this topic in a live session at next month's Interop trade show -- check out the "Windows Platform Workshops" listing at this page.

I'm also asking for your vote in our second reader photo contest. My recent call for entries elicited an impressive array of submissions; I've published those I consider to be the best. I'll publicize the winner of your choosing in the weeks to come.

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2. Today's Top Story: Vista Apps

How To Manage Windows Vista Application Compatibility
Migrating to Vista means big changes in application support. Will your applications work in Vista? Here are some strategies and tools to mitigate the impact of moving to the new OS.

Related News:

Apple's New Boot Camp Software May Choke On Windows Vista
Apple has had difficulty updating its products to work properly on the new Microsoft operating system, which was released to consumers at the end of January.

Death, Taxes, Vista
Network Computing readers sound off. Face it--some things are inevitable. Network Computing surveyed more than 500 readers about the good, the bad, and the ugly of Microsoft's latest desktop OS and developed a rational upgrade path.


3. Last Week's Highlighted Coverage

Apple Chooses IPhone, Keeps Leopard In The Cage
The biggest impact on Apple will be in missing the back-to-school season that runs from mid-July to mid-September.

No FCC Action Expected In Don Imus Affair
The Federal Communications Commission isn't expected to take action over racist comments uttered by fired radio host Don Imus because of free-speech concerns, lawyers said.

History--And Money--In Obsolete Computers
There has been a steep upward trend in prices in the last year, says collector Sellam Ismail. "It's become like the new collectible. Before, it was just nerds and hobbyists."

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