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Scoping out Win 7

There are two major things stopping folks from moving to Win 7 (beside a Mac or Linux fetish) -- lack of budget or fear of application incompatibilities.

Microsoft can't help you with the first, but a Microsoft partner can with the second through a free service that tests to see if your apps will run on Windows 7 Professional (not sure why it doesn't check for all Win 7 versions).

Gold partner ChangeBase is testing out the service, which is free -- at least for now.

The answers aren't a simple yes/no, but will tell you if there are minor install problems, if a whole new driver is needed or if you are just plain out of luck. In some cases, the ChangeBase tool can solve the problem.

While Microsoft has its own compatibility test tool, the advantage of ChangeBase is checking custom corporate apps.

How is your Win 7 compatibility? Or do you have a Mac or Linux fetish? Answers can be sent regardless of operating system to [email protected]

Posted by Doug Barney on April 28, 2010 at 11:53 AM


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