Brian: What's supposed to the difference between XP Home and XP Pro, other than cost? From what I have heard, XP Home is not just another recompile of the same tired, crashprone Win9X/ME codebase. XP Home is supposed to use a similar good codebase like W2K, right? If that's true, what then is the difference between the two XP's?
The whole computer industry needs to get away from the concept of separate consumer- and industry-grade levels of quality. All it does is cause mass confustion. Everyone deserves quality, whether they are playing games or running CAD. If it really is a big effort for Protel to become XP compatible, maybe that engineering time would be better spent porting it to Linux. It shouldn't be that tough: Kylix is Delphi on Linux. If Altium ports to XP, they will be back to square 1 anyway when Microsoft changes to something else (XS?) ;-) Best regards, Ivan Baggett Bagotronix Inc. website: www.bagotronix.com ----- Original Message ----- From: "Brian Guralnick" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 4:20 PM Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99 se SP4 on Windows XP Home > 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 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://firstname.lastname@example.org * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *