I'm actually glad that Linux does not try to support every legacy app from 1995, I can't imagine how bloated and slow the system would get if it did. I mean, we probably would have a slow and bloated system with lots of legacy cruft underneath, similar to what Windows is today, but I'm glad we don't.
Originally Posted by birdie
Instead, run your legacy app in a VM or upgrade your programs to the new API, so you don't get a crappy/bloated/slow system as the host OS with lots of legacy cruft underneath.
Heck, this is the reason we should drop X11 already and move to Wayland.
Last edited by asdx; 05-08-2012 at 08:20 PM.