Chris Pratley <chrispr@MICROSOFT.com>:
CP> I presume that the people who complain for some reason are unable
CP> to use the products you mention below. Is that the case?
No. We don't need to upgrade, so we don't.
Why should I take the time (and risk) of upgrading a component of my
system if I'm quite satisfied with the old version that I'm using?
In the case for example of the Netscape browser, I would estimate the
time it takes for a new version to become dominant at around 18 months
(Erik, do you agree)? This time span is larger for low-level
software, such as the kernel, the C library, or the X server, as most
people are nervous about changing these components (and rightly so)
and only change them when upgrading the whole system.
Sorry for the offtopic,
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