Well, it is inconvenient for developers when people stick to old operating systems ... especially since XP and Vista have very different file structure & security models. Windows XP is 8 years old, which is like having to support Windows 98 in 2006.
CD is an old storage of digital data, DVD is a modern storage of digital data. Both are reliable. And stable (by any means). Typing, printing, Internet browsing, gaming, ... listening, watching, beeping, breaking, switching etc. etc. etc. - all this can be done in WinXP. And most progs can work... work under XP. An ordinary user would like to have not a Formula-1 car, but normal, working, eco, not big, not small car.
Well, it is inconvenient for developers when people stick to old operating systems
Well, it is inconvenient for users when developers stick to the newest operating system.
Windows XP is 8 years old...
I'm 26 (haven't got in-built support for Ribbon, DirectX10/11, USB3, SATA-III, HDTV and so on), but still working without any problem. Long life WinXP (and me also)!!!
...in cases like the Windows 7/Vista ribbon, or DirectX 11, useful features are actually cut because developers know it's too much effort to use a secondary system to support everyone who's still on XP...
Ribbon in MS Office 2007 works well under WinXP. DirectX 11? For what purposes?
This affects Construct, especially with DirectX 11.
Bugs affected Construct more, than (or with) DirectX 11.
No need to keep using old technologies when better ones are around, or write code twice when once could do.
Ashley, as a developer you have right to write, that you are right (sounds nice for my ears). Sorry, my poetic off-top. Many people have not so powerful computers.
an old computer^ 512 MB RAM, 1900 Mhz, IDE drive
a new computer^ 1024 MB RAM, 2200 Mhz, SATA-II drive
That's the reason, why I will not try to install Win7 on my PC (in-built power (RAM+processor+etc) is not enough). Many people think the same. You have more "strong" PC, so you can trace new technologies and implement them.
By the way, ReactOS has Win2003 core, modern enough?