On 7/16/2013 2:38 PM, Tom Fine wrote:
> Yes, agree about being FORCED to "upgrade" when Microshaft stops doing
> security updates. At both the studio and my other company, we're not
> sure what we're going to do, but we already know we'll now have to
> budget lots of money for needless computer changes in 2014. There is
> very serious thought and talk about just moving to Mac, the idea being
> that Microsoft has now diverged from our best interests. What we'll do
> about legacy XP software is anyone's guess.
Unfortunately, Mac is as bad or worse about changing the OS in a way
that renders existing software and hardware obsolete. I don't have a
good answer; Linux seems like a good idea at first glance, but the
application software we need isn't there. Does someone make an XP shell
that works inside a Linux wrapper?
Funny thing, when Ampex introduced the AG-440 it didn't mean all the
350s, 351s and 300s out there stopped working.