> Well ... 32-bit software is 65536 times as good as 16-bit software isn't
> it?  Altium should be charging you $131 Million to upgrade.
>
> Ian

    That would only be true if the 32 bit version had 65536 X the op-code
instructions without wasting additional system resources.  Since this isn't
true, I think after you work out the waist & additional stuff, Protel should
be paying you to upgrade to their 32 bit version.

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ian Wilson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 8:02 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Advanced Schematic on Win2k?


> On 04:08 AM 11/09/2003, Peter Montgomery said:
> >Jim,
> >
> > > As I recall, I just inserted the disk(s) and clicked the appropriate
> > > squares for a standard installation. When I then went to use it, a
> > > message popped up stating some limitation on usage until I unlocked
it.
> > > I went to the help - about screen to access the unlock code entry etc.
> > > and it worked the same as it did many years ago on win95 or 98.
> >
> >Well, simple works.  I did a standard install and it seems to be fine.  I
> >was presented with all the options and entered my codes.  Advanced
Schematic
> >3 is now running (as far as I can tell) just fine.  I have no idea where
it
> >put the various DLLs, but I can't find any in the various WinNT
directories,
> >so my OS still seems to be clean.  Life is good.
> >
> >BTW, I guess I'm not alone in finding Protel's charge for upgrading is
kind
> >of insane.  I think my 16 bit software cost me about $2000.  To upgrade
now
> >to DXP would cost me $6000.  Apparently, Protel thinks that charging
three
> >times the original cost of the software to upgrade is a sound and logical
> >business plan.  It sounds moronic if you ask me.
>
> Well ... 32-bit software is 65536 times as good as 16-bit software isn't
> it?  Altium should be charging you $131 Million to upgrade.
>
> Ian
>
>



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