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Beginning Windows 8 by Mike Halsey

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CHAPTER 14

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Getting Started with Virtualization

On average, a new version of Windows is released every three years. Each version brings new features and new ways of working, but also fresh challenges. One of those challenges is maintaining compatibility with the older software that we’ve used for years and that are as comfortable as an old shoe.

I am not excluded from this. I have used the same graphics package, Microsoft PhotoDraw, for over a decade. I love it—it does everything I want and it’s extremely easy to use. Why should I change?

Sadly, with upgrades to Windows come software incompatibilities. The biggest change came with the move from ...

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