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29 Jul 2021 05:44:50 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray v3.7.1-beta.3 Released  
From: Stephen
Date: 19 Feb 2017 11:13:33
Message: <58a9c42d$1@news.povray.org>
On 2/19/2017 3:42 PM, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> On 2017-02-19 09:00 AM (-4), clipka wrote:
>> Unfortunately this performance gain comes at the cost of dropping
>> support for Windows XP (and Windows Server 2003). In order to still be
>> able to provide some level of support for these legacy operating
>> systems, we have therefore decided to keep the 32-bit binaries
>> XP-compatible for now, which on the other hand means that users of later
>> 32-bit Windows versions will miss out on the performance improvements.
>
> Well, Microsoft has washed its hands of WinXP, so I don't see why new
> POV-Ray versions should have to support it.
>

That is a fair point. Does PovRay run on a 16 bit OS like Win 3.1?

> And if anyone out there is still using XP, you're a sitting duck for any
> security holes that have opened up since 2014.
>

Only if it is connected to the internet. I can imagine someone keeping 
an old machine as part of a home render farm. Rather than just scrapping it.

-- 

Regards
     Stephen


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