For instance, there are people who have never used advanced features of any of the Microsoft office products that have had to get new versions because old versions were not backwards compatible. I confess, my use of Word Processing, spreadsheets could be done on spellbinder and visicalc. They just won’t work on the new systems. Earlier versions of same type of windows products will also not work with new systems.
There are some things functionally in my photography work that just seem to work better on Windows 98 than XP or Vista. Ask many who have lived through Microsoft printer drive problems and print quality issues with XP. We had to stay for the longest time on Windows 98 to get good print quality on printer that had been purchased new.
The 98 to XP was not that bad of a migration, but the anything to Vista and 7 is much different as the cosmetics have changed. Also, it seems that some vertical application software products still do not respect various aspects of the newer operating systems, especially security, which causes implementation problems.
With going from 98 to 7 would need to be a data transfer and reintegration with newer versions. A good time to analyze the situation….. maybe even go linux or mac……]]>