As an interesting fact, I still use DOS (although DOSBox), when a software needs it. For most of my needs, I indeed tend to use Win10.MarcoB wrote: ↑Mon May 04, 2020 2:38 pmAre you still using Microsoft Dos? Or you are using a modern OS like windows 10.
I'm just asking because MS Dos can still work, in your words i find that updating and upgrading is not necessary, instead it's a plague.
Are you by any chance a cobol developer?
Since you brought up IT word, I remind you that this software has a maintenance contract, which implies that the software is properly maintained, as in the rest of the IT world.
Oh, take a look @ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevOps, welcome in 2020.
I'm not a COBOL developer (I wish!), I'm paddling away my days with Java and different web stuff.
What I meant is: SaaS (Software as a Service) is very good for business. There, I see the need for continuous improvement. But for B2C? (Business to Customer) Not really. What I mean: take a software like YNAB. They had a perfectly functioning, standalone desktop client for a one-off purchase. They migrated everything to the cloud and have a monthly subscription. Just why? It's not like I need any changes in my accounting software, if it's working well.
With the term 'plague' (although a bit of an overstatement) I meant for example what's happening with games: if there is no updates for a game on Steam for half a year, everybody starts yelling that the game is dead. Is Settlers 2 or Theme Hospital dead? No, they are finished, complete games.
PGS is somewhere in between: the content should be "never ending", it should always be some new stuff. But the "engine" underneath? If it's working, there is no need in continuous updates on it.
As mentioned: there are some bugs in the engine, and if there is any merit in the PGS staff saying, that there is development underways for a new enginer... that's enough for me.
I'm here for the content and not for the (although not optimal, but good-enough) software.