I agree the WIN 8 system is very different from WIN 7 but there are very few
Ham Radio Programs available on Apple. I think, for the ham and his wife,
Win 8 is the way to go.
From: Joe Subich, W4TV [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 9:35 AM
To: Don Bergmark
Subject: Re: [RTTY] Commercial Interfaces
Is not going to be quick. There are too many bugs in the OEM versions of
Windows 8. I've shelved *any* plans to update my personal systems so will
not have a Windows 8 platform at all.
... Joe, W4TV
On 12/10/2012 11:18 AM, Don Bergmark wrote:
> The wife is getting a win 8 tablet for Christmas and I want to be on
> the same windows platform. I sure hope Microham can get their
> software up and running on WIN 8, ASAP.
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> From: RTTY [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Joe
> Subich, W4TV
> Sent: Monday, December 10, 2012 9:07 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [RTTY] Commercial Interfaces
> All interfaces require a driver of some kind and Windows 8 (or some of
> the OEM versions of Windows 8) has broken several of the hardware drivers.
> Windows 8 is the new "Vista" and will have corporations scrambling to
> retain Windows 7.
> ... Joe, W4TV
> On 12/10/2012 10:14 AM, Ed wrote:
>> On 12/10/2012 09:37 AM, Joe Subich, W4TV wrote:
>>>> You also need to make sure that any commercial thing you get is
>>>> certified for Windows 8 as there are reports out that some don't
>>>> work with Windows 8.
>>> In fact, you need to *avoid Windows 8*. Windows 8 offers no
>>> benefits for the typical desk/laptop user, has a completely
>>> confusing interface and breaks a lot of hardware.
>>> ... Joe, W4TV
>> Yet another reason to avoid commercial interfaces that require a driver.
>> Ed W3NR
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