Altium is working investing in getting Protel to work in XP.  I don't know what
you guys think, but Protel is a commercial application product.  I don't think it has
any business working in XP.  Even Altera says that their Quartus will only be
certified to work in Win2K.  They dropped the idea of trying to get it certified to
work in XP.  Honestly, the price of these type of packages sometime may demand that
you work with a specific OS.
    I'm all for Protel being supported in as many OSs as possible, but I do not think
that non XP support would really affect Altiums customer base.  Sure, if Protel was a
video game, Altium would lose customers without XP support.  I don't Altium should
spend their programmer's time supporting consumer grade XP when it work fin in Win2K
Professional & WinXP Professional.

____________
Brian Guralnick


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Ingle" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 1:51 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99 se SP4 on Windows XP Home


| While in general agreement that I am not interested in moving to XP, one is
| faced with the fact that almost all new PCs come with it.  Thus usres buying
| partticularly name brand PCs are going to be faced with using XP, or coming
| up with an old license for win 2k (my preference).
|
| I hate that Protel  is going to have to invest engineering effort into XP
| compatability rather than autorouter and other basic feature upgrades.
| Basically as I see it we are all going to be paying for the fact that XP is
| not compatible with previous windows versions.  Protel has no choice but to
| make their product compatible with the latest version of windows.
|
| Mike
|
|
| -----Original Message-----
| From: Sean James [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
| Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 9:58 AM
| To: Protel EDA Forum
| 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.
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|
| ----- 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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