Program backwards compatibility

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How likely is backwards compatibility with
the latest computers and Windows programs
from around 1999?  I sort of assume there is no
real problem.  Then I remember that programs like
Borland C++ Builder includes settings that relate
to the processor, and I wonder what would happen
with Intel Core Duo.

Re: Program backwards compatibility

barrabas wrote:
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IMO, since I have not read anything about Core Duo that indicates
otherwise, any applications compatible with WinXP will run.  Core Duo is
more about enhancing threaded processes concurrently than anything else
and that capability has been available to limited extent in the
Hyperthreaded single-core Intel CPUs for several years.

The real issue, again IMO, is that multicore, multithreaded CPUs only
work as advertised with applications that are coded specifically for
taking adavantage of the CPU's capabilities, and there aren't many AFIK.
  You can read the Anantech Core Duo review for more:
Core Duo is not a step increase in CPU performance.


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