Sorry to cover old ground...

What was the actual problem with 99SE on XP pro?

>From our brief play with it on a friends pc it looks just like W2K with more
bloat to carry the 'pretty' front end. I realise that there will be some
change to allow for better backwards compatibility for gamers etc.


Cheers

Don Ingram

----- Original Message -----
From: "Geoff Harland" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 10:44 AM
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.
> > >
> >
> > The only problem with this is that it may come to the point where one
tool
> > is certified for Win2k, and another is certified for XP. Then you'll
have
> to
> > run one in an uncertified environment (and probably unsupported
> > environment), or dual boot with all the associated hassles. Or even buy
a
> > dedicated machine for each operating environment.
> >
> > Matthew van de Werken
>
> This has overtones of the transition from Win 3.x to Win 95, i.e. from 16
> bit Windows to 32 bit. Protel 3 could run on Win 3.x, but the next version
> (Protel 98) needed a 32 bit version of Windows.
>
> Maybe Phoenix will be able to run on all 32 bit versions of Windows. But
> sooner or later, I am picking that MS's requirement for issuing MS
> certification for any application (that it is able to run on the most
recent
> version of Windows) will imply that earlier versions of 32 bit Windows
OS's
> will no longer be supported by thus certified applications.
>
> It is not totally out of the question that Phoenix will not run on
> "consumer" versions of Windows, such as Win 95, Win 98, and Win ME; as it
> is, Altium's attitude is that Protel 99 SE should preferably be run on a
> "professional" version of Windows.
>
> Altium could be in for a shock if there is less than expected interest in
> even trying out trial versions of future versions of Protel, which could
> well come about if the versions of Windows being used by would-be
evaluators
> at such times are not up to muster for running such trial versions.
>
> Onwards through the fog...
>
> Regards,
> Geoff Harland.
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