MrBuddy Obviously you guys aren't Mac users. I know an evangelical Mac user who still refuses to believe I can get Windows 3.1 programs to run on Windows 7.
memedumpster Ha ha, I was going to make a comment about how when any number changes in a Max OS it loses all compatibility and everyone abruptly stops supporting it.
Udderdude If it's 64-bit Windows, you can't run 16-bit or DOS apps.
Jellyneck Apple went through three major architecture changes, and two or three major API shifts and still managed to have a layer of compatibility between them. You could run a PPC OS 9 carbon program on an intel mac running what is basically NextStep written by a completely different company. That is impressive.
This video shows me that Doom, one of the most popular and widely ported video games ever made, will run on a nicely standard virtual platform resembling nothing actually produced after someone runs a few OS installers and does little of anything else. Fucking boring.
I have to one star this shit because I have seen way too many windows systems become completely unusable from a year of normal use by regular people. I guess it is remarkable that windows will run well if you never actually use it.
badideasinaction Five stars for the surprise of being rather impressed by Microsoft being able to keep things working, more or less.