Hi Charles,
Well, that may be, but regardless of what we think Microsoft isn't
exactly going to change their minds. They have their opinion we have
ours, and we either have to roll with the change or get left behind as
we stick with XP until our computers fall apart and their are no more
upgrades to be had. That's just reality.


On 7/7/10, Charles Rivard <woofer...@sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> If we can't use it, it should be either made so that we can, or have the
> option to operate as it used to.
> ---
> Shepherds are the best beasts!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Thomas Ward" <thomasward1...@gmail.com>
> To: "Charles Rivard" <woofer...@sbcglobal.net>; "Gamers Discussion list"
> <gamers@audyssey.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 10:46 AM
> Subject: Windows Versions was Tomb Hunter Error
>> Hi Charles,
>> Yes, Microsoft certainly could have kept the Windows 98 look and feel
>> in XP, Vista, and Windows 7, but it all comes back to what I said
>> earlier about perceived obsolescence. Part of what a software
>> developer does to make money, I should know since I am one, is update
>> the user interface to look new, modern, more visually appealing,
>> whatever to get people to look at the new version and go "wow!" Even
>> if the actual technical changes of the new product isn't really that
>> much the new user interface will convince sighted customers to buy it
>> simply because it looks new, modern, and is more eye catching. We are
>> thinking practically  from a blind man's point of view where the new
>> flashy graphics, menu ribbons, etc don't mean much. that's the
>> difference here as we can't take advantage of the new user interfaces
>> and so that part of the upgrade seams completely meaningless and
>> unnecessary.
>> As for why Microsoft did away with Outlook Express I've heard it is
>> because most e-mail service providers now offer web mail and the
>> number of users that use an actual e-mail client like Outlook Express
>> have been declining over the past few years. However, Outlook Express
>> technically isn't gone just changed names. In Windows 7 there is
>> Microsoft Windows Live Mail which is basicly an updated version of
>> Outlook Express with calendar and other features.
>> HTH

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