Drop Win9x support? (was: Serious performance problems)

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Tue Jun 7 14:35:00 GMT 2005

On Tue, Jun 07, 2005 at 08:44:40AM +0200, Jacek Piskozub wrote:
>Christopher Faylor <cgf-no-personal-reply-please at cygwin dot com> wrote:
>>I guess eventually all of those old Win9x systems will have to stop
>>working and people will have to buy new XP systems.  Who knows when
>>that will happen, though?
>Correction.  Some of us will migrate directly to Linux.  I personally
>use WindowsME for the win32 programs I cannot (yet) run with wine and
>Linux for the rest of the stuff.  I plane no upgrade to Windows XP
>(Longhorn or whatever comes next from the Dark Lords)...

But, regardless of where you go, you are one less 9x user.  The scenario
of someone migrating to Linux or OS/X or FreeBSD doesn't really matter
as far as this is concerned.  I don't think we need to enumerate all of
the different options possible when moving from 9x.  As long as there
are people who want to use Cygwin, we'll be maintaining it...

...unless we get bored or something.


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