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Re: Windows XP Caution

From: Vadim Plessky <lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 00:25:44 +0400
To: <robert.neff@uaccessit.com>, "'WAI (E-mail)'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <200204260025.44320.lucy-ples@mtu-net.ru>
On Friday 22 March 2002 06:32, Robert Neff wrote:
|  I am absolutely frustrated with Windows XP and am going back to Windows
|  2000 Professional.  I have had to rebuild several times and it is still
|  not right. Good thing is, I am not alone!

Hey, you selected too long learning curve...
You should go directly too Linux and FreeBSD, than you will directly eliminate 
vulnerability to Windows holes...

|  I have a Compaq notebook with XP and spoke to Compaq directly and have
|  elevated the issues to the CEO's office. I have been told by level 2
|  support, they do not support any third party software even if it has the
|  XP logo. The old versions of macromedia, frontpage, ftp and the list
|  goes on will not work or are buggy and was told these packages are not
|  to be loaded.  This would include screen readers and any other HTML or
|  developer tools.  That means the current versions of visio, project,
|  developer packages etc have to be purchased. Well even when I do not
|  load these but still load XP certified software it still is buggy.  In
|  addition, compaq and XP are having major problems with the logitec mouse
|  - especially the optical - and there is no warnings for the consumer. So
|  buyer beware!
|  Also, I do not recommend upgrading from XP Home to XP Pro.  It doesn't
|  work right.  If you need XP Pro, I recommend you buy it that way.
|  There are some great features in Windows XP but XP and the notebook
|  original equipment manufactures are not ready for prime time.  Looks
|  like another Windows ME debacle, but Compaq has to share the blame for
|  releasing this too.  So beware and check with the original equipment
|  manufacturer tech support before purchase and get the response in
|  writing.  This will support your case with the credit card company when
|  Compaq refuse to refund your money.
|  So please certify with Compaq that it works with the accessibility
|  software you need.  This includes 508 compliance tools and Bobby.  Is
|  JAWS and WINeyes offering a XP certified product.  If anyone is at CSUN,
|  can you ask?
|  Take care, rob
|  P.S.  My personal thought is Microsoft and third party vendors should
|  provide free upgrades to XP for their software, but we know that will
|  not happen.  Unfortunately many people do not realize how much moving to
|  XP really costs.   Gone are the days of loading software and being
|  productive!

"Free upgrade" to Windows NT or WinXP is called "Linux" ;-)

BTW: many people, fortunately, realize HOW MUCH moving to WinXP (or Win2000) 
cost. And do not move to those systems.
Foir example, I still maintain Windows partition on my laptop but it's 
And major reason for its [Windoze partition] existance is some legace games I 
have. There are no business reasons circulatiing around to support further 
existing of it.


Vadim Plessky
http://kde2.newmail.ru  (English)
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Received on Friday, 26 April 2002 08:42:00 UTC

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