There are different levels of compatibility:
- co-existence – not harming each other
- co-working – e.g. understanding each others data or commands
- interchangeability – one can replace the other without further work
- backwards compatibility – where a new version of a product include software and operating systems are compatible
- Computer peripherals
- TV – Color-TV is backward-compatible to Black-and-White-TV
- Radio – Stereo and Mono are compatible
- Software – most binary programs can also run on more recent processors of the x86 family.
- Operating system – legacy software cannot always use newer versions of OSs.
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