CHAPTER 2

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Common Software Compatibility Issues

Throughout the technological revolution during the last 30 years, the advances in technology have been often seen as an enabler or catalyst for many beneficiaries, whether they are individuals, businesses, or even society as a whole.

One aspect that we face as technology advances is that change is inevitable and we cannot always preserve backward compatibility. Microsoft has retained this desire at all costs—just look at Internet Explorer (IE); in its latest release, IE tries to maintain automatic compatibility for versions 6 through 11. Imagine if the opposite behavior had occurred; that is, if ...

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