Get WinXP Pro.  No activation thingy.  Wait a sec, other than the graphics, it's
identical to Win2K Pro, but double the price.  You are right, Microsoft is a P___k.

____________
Brian Guralnick


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bagotronix Tech Support" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99 se SP4 on Windows XP Home


| > Why is anybody bothering with a lousy piece of software like XP in the
| first
| > place?
|
| Well, it's not like you have a choice!  When you go to buy any packaged PC
| system, all you can get is Windows XP.  You want W2K, too bad!  You want
| Linux, too bad!  The only way to get a different OS on your PC is to build
| your own PC from parts, or have one built by a local PC shop.  Or maybe you
| can wipe XP from a new PC and install W2K or Linux.  But you still have paid
| the Microsoft tax if your machine came with XP.
|
| The Microsoft tax is alive and well despite all of the anti-trust findings.
| Note that Micrsoft has been found to be a monopoly and that some of its
| business practices have been found to be unfair.  This is a fact.  It's just
| that nothing has been done about it - no remedy has been enacted and
| enforced.  I have absolutely zero confidence in the gov't prosecution of
| Microsoft.
|
| DOJ:  Bill, we find you guilty of maintaining your OS monopoly through
| unfair business practices
| Bill G.:  So?
| DOJ:  Oh, no problem, we just wanted to let you know.
|
| IMO, Microsoft is digging it's own grave faster than ever.  The "activation"
| in their new software is the shovel.  I used to want the gov't to stop
| Microsoft monopoly tactics, but now that Microsoft is digging fast, I don't
| want someone telling them to slow down or use a less effective shovel.
|
| FYI:  I recently installed Suse 7.3 Linux on my home PC (dual boot W98SE and
| Suse).  It was an easy install except for the PnP ISA modem which I had to
| configure manually.  The Konquerer browser was well integrated with
| multimedia apps (MP3 player, etc) in KDE desktop.  Printing is still not
| good under Linux - everything I tried to print to my HP P1000 printer looked
| awful compared to printing from within Windows.  What is it with Linux
| geeks - don't they want beautiful printouts, too?  I guess they just want
| kernel source code printouts on their fanfold tractor paper ;-)  The KDE
| desktop reminds me more of an Apple GUI, not Windows.  Why make a geek thing
| (Linux) look like an anti-geek thing (Apple GUI)?
|
| Since XP is the current thing for those who buy new PCs, I wonder if Protel
| is testing for XP compatibility?
|
| Best regards,
| Ivan Baggett
| Bagotronix Inc.
| website:  www.bagotronix.com
|
|
| ----- Original Message -----
| From: "Sean James" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
| To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
| Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 12:57 PM
| Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99 se SP4 on Windows XP Home
|
|
| > Why is anybody bothering with a lousy piece of software like XP in the
| first
| > place?
| > Sean James
| > PCB Designer
| > Telecast Fiber Systems, Inc.
| > 102 Grove Street
| > Worcester, MA 01605
| > (TEL) 508.754.4858 x33
| > (FAX) 413.541.6170
| >
| > ----- Original Message -----
| > From: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
| > To: "proteledaforum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
| > Sent: Saturday, January 05, 2002 5:46 AM
| > Subject: [PEDA] Protel 99 se SP4 on Windows XP Home
| >
| >
| > I attempted to find a faq for this forum but failed. I hope this question
| > has not been over-asked.
| > I have a new PC with WinXP home, when Protel 99 se is installed. XP help
| and
| > support fails to run. System info fails to run, sfc /scannow fails to run.
| A
| > comlete format and re-install is required to get these items operational
| > again and they fail immediately when Protel 99 se is installed. I know
| that
| > the Protel site shows Win 2000 compatibility and not XP but does anyone
| know
| > a workaround for the problems with XP?
| > Or has anyone else experienced the same problems but do not know a
| > workaround?
| >
| > Regards
| >
| > [EMAIL PROTECTED]
| > Posted from Association web site by: Derek Ellis
| >
| >
| >
| >
|
|

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