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Re: [SLE] What is legacy software?
  • From: "Alan Lenton" <alan@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 06:53:04 +0100
  • Message-id: <017d01c0dd03$636b7140$070210ac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Actually, a lot of legacy software is far more reliable that its so-called
'better' modern replacements - that's why it is still in use.

One of the more insidious aspects of the Microsoft mindset is the idea that
it doesn't matter if your products are not reliable, people can always
reboot...

alan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Timothy R.Butler" <tbutler@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Jonathan Drews" <j.e.drews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>; <suse-linux-e@xxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 3:12 AM
Subject: Re: [SLE] What is legacy software?


| Hi Jonathan
| > What is legacy software?
|
|
| Legacy software is software that is older, generally discontinued or,
at
| the least, replaced by a newer (generally "better") version. For example,
in
| the average corporation, DOS and DOS applications are "legacy software"
| because they are generally being phased out in favor of Windows 2k or
Linux.
| Another good example of legacy software are the mainframe's operating
| systems and software that most companies run. Finally, as one last
example,
| you could probably say safely that anything written in COBOL is legacy
| software.
|
| HTH,
| Tim

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