There is no compatability issue with the original low-level WAV/RIFF format
multimedia data handling that most all current soundcard software uses.
Direct Sound has not obsoleted the original Windows soundcard APIs in Vista.
Where did you hear that rumor?
73, Dave, WA0TTN
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> [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Perry - K4PWO
> Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 10:44 PM
> To: Towertalk Reflector
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Vista comment and tower question...
> Every thing I've thrown at Vista so far has been OK. It
> "plug and played"
> with my jump drives, external DVD-RW drive, camera, cell
> phone, printer and
> scanner. I haven't tried soundcard modem software yet as I
> expect that may
> be a problem area as most Ham soundcard software doesn't use
> the MS Direct
> Sound API. The system I have it on is a low end laptop
> (under $1K) using a
> Core 2 Duo T5200 processor, I GB RAM and a 120 GB hard drive.
> It uses the
> Intel integrated graphics chipset for display and it "plays" the fancy
> "Aero" interface fine. As to versions, the only one to stay
> away from is
> Vista Home Basic. It's a waste of money. Vista Home Premium
> will serve 90%
> of people.
> Now back to tower stuff... Can one of you "engineering" types
> let me know
> the max wind load area for 70 mph rating of a free standing
> 55' Rohn 45
> tower in 3 cu. yards of 1" rebar reinforced concrete (bottom
> section is 5'
> in the concrete)? Or is it even possible to freestand that much 45?
> 73 de Perry - K4PWO
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