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Re: [CQ-Contest] CTU Survey Results

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Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] CTU Survey Results
From: Zack Widup <w9sz@prairienet.org>
Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2007 08:53:19 -0500 (CDT)
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I had my first experience with Windows Vista the other day and I am NOT 

I have two small, portable scanners at work which have worked fine on 
every computer I've installed the software on with all versions of Windows 
up through XP.  I tried to get both (one is an HP scanner and the other is 
a Canon) to work on a laptop running Vista.  I spent almost three hours 
trying to get at least one to work. Neither would.

I tried using the feature of Vista that is supposed to allow you to use 
programs compatible with earlier versions of Windows. That didn't work 

On the respective websites for software for the scanners, both companies 
indicated the scanners are 10 years old or older and no upgrades for 
Vists will be available. Both are perfectly usable scanners. I don't feel 
like buying a new one.

A friend of mine told me about half of the programs he'd used on XP 
weren't running properly on Vista.

I'm going back to XP.

73, Zack W9SZ

On Wed, 4 Jul 2007, Igor Sokolov wrote:

>> Just a minor point, Win98 is not a Windows Operating system. It is a GUI
> application running on top of a DOS operating system.
>> This is quite different from the real Windows operating systems such as
> Win NT, 2000, XP and I hate to mention it: Vista. All of these systems do
> not allow direct access to ports as DOS does and this is the reason that TR
> will not run on a Windows platform.
>> 73,
>> Bob W5OV
> Hi Bob,
> There was a reason why Microsoft named Win3.1 then 3.11 and Win98 "Windows".
> That reason is just GUI. Then "Real Windows" as you call it, such as NT and
> XP is merely a transition from Windows to what you hate mention -Vista :)
> 73, Igor UA9CDC
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