Windows XP -- digital camera/photo features

Started Apr 23, 2001 | Discussions thread
morris
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Re: Windows XP -- digital camera/photo features
In reply to Rick Turner [MS], Apr 27, 2001

Thanks Rick. I plan to get a hold of the beta and give it a spin. How stable is it right now? I did the corporate preview of Win 95 and enjoyed the experience. I reported a few bugs and all were fixed eventually. One disappointing part was that no one from Microsoft bothered to thank me for reporting the bugs. I did software development from ’75 to ’86 when I moved into network hardware. I always thanked people for reporting problems. Even when it meant that I had erred and would cause it meant a lot of work. It makes people feel better.

I really like that you are taking the time to ask these questions and answer our questions. It is a pleasure to know that you care. Are you doing this out of your own caring or as part of a Microsoft initiative?

Morris

Rick Turner wrote:

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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