Yes, jdunster, always we complain when a new version of Windows comes out, but why is that? Because they change the interface in bad ways, and they also remove backwards-compatibility. Some key things Win95 did well, were removed in Win98; some key things 98 did well, were removed in XP. The interfaces changed a lot, too. Vista and Win7 make HUGE changes in the OS to render much of the old XP stuff, problemmatic or obsolete, with the result that even IBM cautioned me against upgrading to Win7.
So too, the software written for each OS by third-party vendors, changes to eliminate backwards-compatibility, and key formerly-useful features were removed. With the result that, I have 22 machines going all the way back to 286, and can't retire ANY of them, because the features removed in later versions, I still need to use. So for SOME uses, yes I'm still happy with 3.1 and 95. But the cost is enormous. Still less enormous, than moving solely to one or any one new OS.
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