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foobar2000 0.9.5 and Windows 2000?
Cryton
post Oct 20 2007, 19:42
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Could someone give me a technical explaination as to why Windows 2000 is no longer supported? Maybe this great app should be renamed to FoobarXP wink.gif

(What is going to happen to us win2k users now? I presume there won't be two branches maintained, one that will work on win2k and one more 'fancy pants' one. Are we left by the roadside?)
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Lyx
post Oct 25 2007, 21:40
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When an application drops OS support, then it typically is because of many reasons which make maintaining backwards-compatibility such a high effort, that it is in no reasonable relation to the gain anymore - or its because of lazyness. However, something like this almost never happens because of just ONE reason.

Here's a different perspective:
Last time i checked, you could get 256MB DDR RAM for about 15$. Thats more than enough to make any PC which can run win2k, XP-ready. And if you dont like some of the bloat in XP, you can always make use of NLite ( http://www.nliteos.com ).
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post Oct 26 2007, 19:37
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QUOTE (Lyx @ Oct 25 2007, 22:40) *
Last time i checked, you could get 256MB DDR RAM for about 15$. Thats more than enough to make any PC which can run win2k, XP-ready.

What you're saying is very true, but you forgot 2 things:

1) I don't want to format my 250 GB HDD to install XP instead of W2k.
2) Foobar2000 0.9.5 is the first application i've ever seen that runs on xp, but refuses to run under W2k


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post Oct 26 2007, 20:37
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QUOTE (molnart @ Oct 26 2007, 21:37) *
1) I don't want to format my 250 GB HDD to install XP instead of W2k.

Why format? Update works fine enought.


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- Cryton   foobar2000 0.9.5 and Windows 2000?   Oct 20 2007, 19:42
- - Squeller   foobar2000 0.95 and Windows 2000 - What kind of pr...   Oct 20 2007, 21:06
- - David Nordin   QUOTE (Cryton @ Oct 20 2007, 20:42) (What...   Oct 21 2007, 08:39
- - Melchior   First of I love this program, I have been able to ...   Oct 22 2007, 02:07
- - radorn   It won't run on win2k anymore? so cruel I g...   Oct 22 2007, 12:13
- - Corelian   I would also like to know the reason(s) for droppi...   Oct 23 2007, 12:10
|- - Egor   QUOTE (Corelian @ Oct 23 2007, 18:10) I w...   Oct 23 2007, 12:40
|- - Corelian   QUOTE (Egor @ Oct 23 2007, 13:40) Limited...   Oct 23 2007, 17:21
- - molnart   I'm rather interested what do i need to instal...   Oct 24 2007, 07:07
|- - Egor   QUOTE (molnart @ Oct 24 2007, 13:07) I...   Oct 24 2007, 07:43
- - reil   one possible reason i'm guessing is that fooba...   Oct 24 2007, 07:33
- - vasya_pupkin   I have a question... Will I be able to make future...   Oct 25 2007, 07:25
|- - Jipcy   QUOTE (vasya_pupkin @ Oct 25 2007, 02:25)...   Oct 26 2007, 14:43
- - radorn   Let us hope for a charitative soul (or an interest...   Oct 25 2007, 10:48
- - shakey_snake   A Win2k version is probably as likely as Linux and...   Oct 25 2007, 21:18
|- - Early   QUOTE (shakey_snake @ Oct 25 2007, 14:18)...   Oct 26 2007, 01:44
||- - Slotos   QUOTE (Early @ Oct 26 2007, 03:44) I migh...   Oct 26 2007, 04:05
|- - Egor   QUOTE (shakey_snake @ Oct 26 2007, 03:18)...   Oct 26 2007, 04:48
|- - shakey_snake   QUOTE (Egor @ Oct 25 2007, 23:48) QUOTE (...   Oct 26 2007, 20:36
|- - Egor   QUOTE (shakey_snake @ Oct 27 2007, 02:36)...   Oct 26 2007, 20:54
- - Lyx   When an application drops OS support, then it typi...   Oct 25 2007, 21:40
|- - Squeller   QUOTE (Lyx @ Oct 25 2007, 22:40) When an ...   Oct 26 2007, 18:39
|- - molnart   QUOTE (Lyx @ Oct 25 2007, 22:40) Last tim...   Oct 26 2007, 19:37
|- - Slotos   QUOTE (molnart @ Oct 26 2007, 21:37) 1) I...   Oct 26 2007, 20:37
- - shakey_snake   QUOTE It is easy to say this if you can afford a n...   Oct 25 2007, 22:37
- - thuan   Experiences and preferences with OSs differs from ...   Oct 26 2007, 07:28
- - chaosblade   I've seen quite a few applications that do not...   Oct 26 2007, 19:50
- - shakey_snake   ...who should upgrade. Please don't partial...   Oct 26 2007, 21:06
|- - Canar   QUOTE (shakey_snake @ Oct 26 2007, 13:06)...   Oct 26 2007, 21:15
|- - Mike Giacomelli   QUOTE (Canar @ Oct 26 2007, 13:15) QUOTE ...   Oct 27 2007, 00:06
- - Lyx   If someone really wants a justification for someth...   Oct 26 2007, 21:16
- - bubbleguuum   The funny thing is that fb 0.95 worls under Linux ...   Oct 26 2007, 21:49
- - chaosblade   Wine 'emulates' the needed parts in XP, Pr...   Oct 26 2007, 22:05
|- - bubbleguuum   QUOTE (chaosblade @ Oct 26 2007, 23:05) W...   Oct 26 2007, 22:22
|- - Zao   QUOTE (bubbleguuum @ Oct 26 2007, 23:22) ...   Oct 26 2007, 22:31
|- - Slotos   QUOTE (bubbleguuum @ Oct 27 2007, 00:22) ...   Oct 27 2007, 02:48
|- - TrNSZ   QUOTE (Slotos @ Oct 26 2007, 21:48) QUOTE...   Oct 27 2007, 03:37
|- - Egor   QUOTE (Mike Giacomelli @ Oct 27 2007, 06...   Oct 27 2007, 09:54
|- - user   I think not mentioned yet: Though I can generally...   Oct 27 2007, 10:30
|- - Slotos   QUOTE (Egor @ Oct 27 2007, 11:54) I belie...   Oct 27 2007, 15:51
- - Zao   QUOTE (shakey_snake @ Oct 26 2007, 22:06)...   Oct 26 2007, 22:20
- - FrozenSpoon   The actual dependencies on XP-only features seems ...   Oct 27 2007, 01:05
- - chaosblade   No one should encourage people to use outdated sof...   Oct 27 2007, 11:19
- - aliendesaster   Don't touch a running system. Even if microsof...   Oct 27 2007, 11:46
|- - joen   The comparison with older versions of Windows like...   Oct 27 2007, 12:26
- - chaosblade   Comparing the code base of Windows 2000, XP and Vi...   Oct 27 2007, 13:09
- - DocBeard   I don't use Windows 2000 (in fact, I don't...   Oct 27 2007, 15:01
- - Peter   Windows 2000 support is gone because maintaining i...   Oct 27 2007, 20:09


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