They will not benefit from the new Windows features, though.
The missing components would allow Java to take advantage of specific Windows features and to gain access to programs remotely over a computer network.
The very first Windows 7 feature to be demonstrated was multitouch.
Windows 98, for example, comes with more than 1,200 drivers that allow different computer components to work with Windows 98 features.
Microsoft has been touting Windows 98 features that help customers diagnose and fix problems without making support calls.
This is a system utility that allows configuring standard Windows features for managing selected files on system restart.
Windows Vista was criticized by removing familiar Windows features and components.
Microsoft worked to make NetWare look second place with Windows 2000 features such as Group Policy.
The new 1-2-3 has some interesting Windows features, especially the "icon palette" that allows users to build a customized set of point-and-click commands.
But then why have the new Silverlight 5 with special Windows desktop-only features.