Windows XP -- digital camera/photo features

Started Apr 23, 2001 | Discussions thread
Rick Turner [MS]
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Re: Windows XP -- digital camera/photo features
In reply to morris, Apr 26, 2001

Morris wrote:

Rick, Take a look at Photo Record, which ships with the G1 and may
ship with the D30. It is a fairly nice photo-printing program. It
will automatically layout print pages based on a few simple rules
and allows you to drag the photos to final printing positions. I
know you can not mimic the behavior for copyright reasons but
should get some good ideas.

Thanks for the info.

Comment on OS registration. I work at a college with over 500
public access computers. We use Norton Ghost to place system
images on systems. We have licenses for every piece of software on
each system and can prove it. Our users regularly trash the
systems and we have to push the image back onto the systems. If
this capability is taken away from us we will make a clay model of
Mr. Bill and squash regularly just like on Saturday night live!

It is my understanding that sites that have large volume licences will not have to do product activation/registration. I do not know all of the details, though. You should talk to your Microsoft account representative.

Yes XP comes with some distribution tools. Frankly the third party
tools have and probably will always work better than Microsoft
tools and Microsoft should be darn happy that they are
they’re supporting their products and not squash them. (Do
we hear anti-trust?)

I’m glad you are asking for suggestions and I am glad to have
a chance to give you imput. It is very hard to comment on a
product that I have not yet seen. The marketing is wonderful as
usual. It is a Microsoft strong point. I listen to all the XP
hype and get excited. Then I put my feet back on the ground and
ask this question: I’m running Win98SE fully patched at home
and in the office. Both copies are rock solid. The only time I
see a blue screen is when I load DOS edit. Why should I upgrade?

More robust code base (although it doesn't seem like this is an issue for you), more consumer features -- a lot of little things are easier and more polished, lots and lots of nice features around digital media (photos, music, etc.), all the benefits of the NT/Win2k code base. It's hard to give someone who's system is stable and does what they want it to that they should upgrade. However, I am pretty sure that if you were to take and hour and sit down with Windows XP, you'd find at least 10 things you liked better about it.

-Rick

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