May I suggest migrating to Ubuntu? You may actually have some luck running those older programs in WINE. Just a thought. :)

Dosbox still runs my very first Pascal programs!

You may also find good open source replacements for your old software too, and probably for free!

Sorry to hear about your troubles with Windows 10. If you must have Windows, maybe win 7 would be better at this point.

You could also try running XP in a VM in Ubuntu, then you could have your cake and eat it too. :)


On 27 Feb 2017 11:20 a.m., "alvinpenner" <penner@...1856...> wrote:
>> If they are still on XP, they can still use older builds of Inkscape.
People stuck on XP must surely be used to new software not working on their
old deprecated OS by now.

Actually in my experience the situation is the exact opposite. Windows 10
has not offered me access to any new software that is of any interest to me.
Instead it has forced me to abandon two old, legacy, pieces of software that
I had used daily for about 15 years on XP, and now can no longer use because
they are 16 bit software. So the switch to Windows 10 has been a significant
step backwards in terms of functionality and in terms of user-friendliness.
Windows 10 is incredibly unfriendly when it comes to simple things like
copying files, and it is full of bugs and glitches. I upgraded to Windows 10
because I was literally forced to do so, not because I wanted to, and
certainly not because it offered me anything that I was actually interested


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