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Windows 2000 - anyone still use?

Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:46 pm
by Albert Wiersch
Is there anyone here that uses or knows of someone who still uses Windows 2000 for web development work? I really liked that OS in its day, but its time has come and gone. I will probably drop Windows 2000 support in a future version of CSE HTML Validator. I don't suspect that will be a significant issue. :D

Re: Windows 2000 - anyone still use?

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:05 am
by alnico
Err... No

Re: Windows 2000 - anyone still use?

Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 7:06 am
by olbeggaols
Hello Albert,

Yes. I still use W2k. A month or so ago I added a new W7 64bit which impresses me as the real next generation after W2k. Everything just seems to work; set up with the Windows Classic desktop I hardly notice the difference. One difference is important: the security setup on the W7 machine inspires confidence even without the additional tools I have added; and, also, things like the fact that I cannot update the I.E. browser to the latest version are impediments to web development. I still use W2k because it is so highly customized to my work and also because a large number of small things are not compatable with W7. What I have also done is to install VMWare Workstation with a W2k Virtual Machine for many of the same reasons. Hopefully at some point I will be able to once again work on just one machine and keyboard. (Two keyboards, a mouse and a trackball have me trying to cut and paste from one machine to the other, wondering why the use of the mouse/trackball has stopped functioning, etc.) A tablet (not a pc, a pen thing for use on Photoshop images) which is incompatable with a i7Q4 processor and motherboard but which is important for what I do is another reason I keep the W2k box.

I see I must also keep the old version of HTML Validator for use on W2k if your support is to be discontinued on later versions.

Re: Windows 2000 - anyone still use?

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:37 pm
by Albert Wiersch
It's "official". The next major release of CSE HTML Validator won't officially support Windows 2000. It may still work, but I suspect there would be issues if it does.

olbeggaols, are you currently running CSE HTML Validator in a Windows 2000 environment?