RE: Generic MS Windows Support message

Subject: RE: Generic MS Windows Support message
From: "Wroblewski, Victoria" <vwroblewski -at- NECsphere -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:15:47 -0600

-----Original Message-----
From: Gene Kim-Eng
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2012 12:51 PM
Subject: Re: Generic MS Windows Support message

Yes. Back in those days the company I worked for specified each OS their products were certified for.

Gene Kim-Eng


On Mon, Feb 13, 2012 at 10:30 AM, Peter Neilson <neilson -at- windstream -dot- net>wrote:

> I think this is likely okay now, but IIRC at one time the definition
> of "later" could be tricky. And couldn't something work on 95 and 98,
> but be unusable on NT and 2000?
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Back in the day of working on "you'll see this on the shelf at your local electronics mega mart", we had to specifically list out each operating system that we supported. For instances of a new version of Windows, that meant a LOT of time updating boxes and printed materials inside the boxes to list out new version.

And for several years (even in business consume world) the list of operating systems has tended to be more the "supported" version compatibility. You can try a piece of hardware or software with a version earlier/later than anything that is listed, but don't expect customer support on it if it does not work.

- V
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Re: Generic MS Windows Support message: From: Peter Neilson
Re: Generic MS Windows Support message: From: Gene Kim-Eng

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