Mike:

I hope that one Compaq is the only one you ever bought.  I had one some
years ago (PII-266) and it was absolute junk.  Yes, Compaq does make
proprietary version of Windows for their PCs.  How smart is that - a
proprietary version of a proprietary OS?   Compaq does everything they can
to be proprietary, while masquerading as standard.  For example, the disk
drive bays frequently need special brackets, power supply connectors are
non-standard, cases are non-standard, etc.  Now that they are owned by HP, I
hope HP will bring them up, instead of Compaq bringing HP down.

You should resign yourself to the fact that Compaq will only ever run the OS
from the disks it came with.  Better save those disks!

I have heard that Linux can be run on SOME of the Compaq models, if you want
to try that.

Best regards,
Ivan Baggett
Bagotronix Inc.
website:  www.bagotronix.com


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Reagan (EDSI)" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, August 15, 2002 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99SE on Windows XP


> Charlie,
> I ran 99se on XP for a while.  It really didn't run any better than
running
> on W98.  I eventually had to uninstall XP and reload W 98 after
experiencing
> 3 fatal crashes.    These weren't Protel related.  XP did everything
wrong,
> it crashed, banged my harddrive until I found out how to stop it, it would
> loose internet, and network connections, and lost my USP port three times,
> I'm convinced that my Compaq was molded to run a Compaq version of W98 and
> attempting to run any other operation system is fruitless, so I ll hold on
> to W98/ 99SE combo for another year since I'm not ready to buy a new
> computer every year.    Next year   I will re-evaluate all of the new
design
> software out there  Protel and competition included.    I just got my
stock
> statement today, my Protel stock has dropped to  70 cents  US.    That
> doesn't say much
>
> Mike Reagan
> EDSI



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