[Oberon] Systems that work

Rob Solomon rob at drrob1.com
Sun May 18 21:50:52 CEST 2003

Why not just install WinMe.  You have the CD, don't you?

Why did the local microcomputer store force the upgrade?

At 12:40 PM 5/18/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>A story:
>Several months ago my main hardisk started to show signs of total failure. 
>I did a lot of CD backups and then decided to have it replaced.
>The local Microcomputer store essentially forced me to upgrade my Windows 
>ME operating system to Windows XP which I did (reluctantly).
>Now neither my Canon Multipass C5000 nor my Jaz drive work!  By 
>downloading some none Canon software I can at least print to the C5000 but 
>the scanner is non functional.  It turns out that Canon can not get a 
>reliable device driver working under XP.  Now note, the hardware is 
>unchanged on my fax/copier/printer the cables are the same, the CPU is the 
>same.  It is only the operating system that has changed and yet the maker 
>of the hardware who had a perfectly viable driver for Windows ME can not 
>get it to work under Windows XP!  (The Jaz issue I have not fully 
>investigated since I have a scsii to USB converter on the cable. I will 
>probably have to buy a scsii board.)
>This Microsoft dominance is another reason for sticking with the Oberon 
>language and the various Oberon operating systems.  At least one can "see" 
>what is going on internally.
>We need the Oberon alternative.  Hang in there!
>-Doug Danforth
>Oberon at inf.ethz.ch mailing list for ETH Oberon and related systems

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