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Re: alsa-oss



On Wed, 2006-09-27 at 12:01 -0500, Fibonacci Prower wrote:
> 
> 
> 2006/9/27, Alan Cox <alan redhat com>:
>         On Wed, Sep 27, 2006 at 11:42:56AM -0500, Fibonacci Prower
>         wrote:
>         > And while they do, what? Stop using their programs and hope
>         they'll still
>         > care about the Linux community to make a new version?
>         
>         I guess its like other proprietary software that broke forever
>         due to windows 
>         upgrades and the like. Its part of the nature of proprietary
>         software.
> 
> Which propietary software as ubiquitous as Flash broke forever due to
> Windows upgrades?

Any of the Electronic Arts Need for Speed games before v4 (for example
NfS III: Porsche Unleashed), only work on Win98 and Win95.  They do not
work on Windows 2000 or later.  While not ubiquitous, NfS certainly sold
in the millions, if not tens-of-millions, of units.  That's no small
number.  This problem certainly exists in the Windows world, no matter
how much effort MS puts into backwards compatibility.

Dan

> 
> 
>         Most likely someone will soon reverse engineer skype entirely,
>         at which point
>         two things will happen, one of which is that skye to standards
>         compliant
>         gateways will appear, the other regretably is that millions of
>         infected 
>         voice-spam boxes will begin phoning everyone on the planet
>         non-stop selling
>         viagra.
> 
> You not liking Skype is not a reason to remove support for it. It's
> the only way millions of people have to talk with their loved ones
> without the phone bill skyrocketing. And yes, that includes me. 
> 
> 
>         Alan
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