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Windows 8 will support 16-bit apps... But why?

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#1 Zac Bowden

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 06:38 PM

So yes, Microsoft today confirmed over twitter that Windows 8 will include 16-bit support baked into the 32-bit kernel, but my question is why? 16-bit applications are almost extinct now, and those who do need it should just run an older operating system that the application was designed for. If I remember correctly, Microsoft want people running 64-bit anyway, 32-bit isn't even manufactured any more... Am I correct?

What do you think?

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