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Old 04-17-2008, 06:40 AM   #1
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Looks like release date for Windows XP SP3 is very soon.

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/188157/w...next-week.html

   
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Old 04-17-2008, 06:51 AM   #2
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The article lead to a story about Windows 7. I doubt that many would be sad to see Vista go.

http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/184932/
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The article lead to a story about Windows 7. I doubt that many would be sad to see Vista go
When I bought my laptop used, that was a primary consideration. There were deals on new laptops with Vista that were cheaper, but I just wasn't ready to face the OS. However, I have noticed that XP works smoother with Microsoft Framework 1.1. But actually they have a 2.0 and 3.0 version, and maybe that's better. The way Framework was explained to me was, that it takes what is good on Vista, puts it in XP, and leaves out the junk. But I don't really know.

So I'm waiting for the day when someone puts out an OS that will eliminate Windows, (but it will have to run the old Windows software). I think it will happen. I get so tired of how Microsoft rigs everything to run a monopoly on their other software. But I love all the fantastic deals I get on software using Windows -- that part is truly amazing!!!

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Andrew:

A rather different point of view is given by Jack Schofield in today’s The Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology...rosoft.windows

He points out that many companies found themselves saddled with Windows 2000 (NT 5) for longer than they had bargained for by relying on predictions of when Windows Vista (NT 6) would be released He suggests that those that have adopted Windows XP (NT 5.5) were right to skip an upgrade and give Vista a miss, but they certainly will not want to skip NT 7—when it comes: for XP is now dead.

   
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<< Windows XP (NT 5.5) >>

Nitpicking, but NT5.1 I believe <g>

   
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Nitpicking, but NT5.1 I believe
Yes, you are quite right, of course; though it seemed (especially after SP2) a lot further removed from NT 5.

   
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I wasn't in W2K for long so I don't really remember it except for struggling with TWAIN to get my SJ5P scanner working. But that was a good investment in time since the same tweak worked for me in XP and now in VISTA so I've saved having to buy a new scanner.

   
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I wasn't in W2K for long so I don't really remember it except for struggling with TWAIN to get my SJ5P scanner working. But that was a good investment in time since the same tweak worked for me in XP and now in VISTA so I've saved having to buy a new scanner.
That's very interesting: my scanner worked in Windows 2000 (and, it said, in the Mac OS of the time), but I have never tried it under XP; but now I want to recommission it under Vista. I never had any difficulty with TWAIN though.

   
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It was a question of turning OFF Windows Image Acquisition in Services but also doing what we recommended back in the Team HP days on Compuserve and that was using the older Deskscan 2.9 software rather than the Precisionscan (?) software that came with the scanner.

It may have helped that it is SCSI connected and so the connection gets set up before Windows gets on the scene <G>

But initially I was getting the classic "Can't find a Scanner" after installing the Scanning software.

   
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using the older Deskscan 2.9 software rather than the Precisionscan (?) software that came with the scanner
My scanner used Readiris 3 (pretty old, as I've got v. 10); it also insisted on the bits of software I've still got in a certain order. I did not use SCSI, although my computer was equipped with it. I'll remember Image Acquisition if I run into trouble—thanks!

   
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