> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Sherer [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 6:03 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: [PEDA] Protel / MSoft
>
>
> My personal reservation to Altium's new pricing structure is that
> both Microsoft and Protel have historically used a "Toss it
> and catch it"
> model for software development: Write the code and release it
> with known
> bugs, and repair such bugs as become negative sales issues.

> Perhaps XP is much more stable than earlier flavors of
> Microsoft, but it has
> the same odor: "Use and maintain XP, or soon all the
> expensive Microsoft
> products you've been supporting for all these years will be useless."
>
There is one major flaw in your analogy. For the most part, Microsoft
performs maintainance when it learns of problems, free of charge. Protel has
the opposite take. They ignore reports of Protel EDA flaws for as long as
possible, and they charge for them when they finally get around to fixing
them, generally in the next major revision...

Microsoft makes mistakes, there's no question, but at least they usually own
up to them. Not to mention that a large part of Mcikey's problems are due to
maladjusts intent on "takin' down the man"

aj


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