Not identical!

For some very odd reason, but Win2K system puked and when I tried to
repair, replace, (your favorite) MS activity here) it would NOT come
back to life. Yeah, even trying to re-install via the CD ended up with
BSODs (blue screen of death).

I whipped out my WinXPPro CD and installed that. Wow...looks great, runs
great, installed on a machine that Win2K refused to install on. (even
though I had been running Win2K for that past couple years)

Computers!!! Arrrrggggg....

I like WinXPPro a lot. Office XP has also fixed up a bunch of little
things that used to bug me.

Tony



-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Guralnick [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 11:06 AM
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99 se SP4 on Windows XP Home


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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