So who should decide these are things broken — you or the OS vendor — or is it a reflection on the underlying OS?.
I was happily listening to AC/DC on my Vista media thingie, when I noticed this update available: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947562. For a change I actually bothered to read about the "May 2008 Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 Application Compatibility Update".
I can't but help contrast this with another OS or two where "legacy" compatibility with stuff produced an awfully long time ago (IT timescale) is a badge of honour.
To be fair, many modern apps under Linux (among others) are also the frequent subject of a security advisory but are they bludgeoned to death by an OS vendor.
Are there other pedlers of OSs that decide what you can and can't run like this?
I would genuinely love it if someone knowlegable on Vista could provide an insight (no need for a political justification) on this."