That's a good point to make, CorpsCons.
2014 does give us a lot of time to prepare. Do you think that people will wait until the last minute to upgrade to Windows 7 anyhow? Does Windows have a newer OS that they are working on? I think I did hear that Windows 8 is in the works?
Windows 8 is currently under development. A Developer Preview release was made public on September 13th. The system itself is very buggy and has a long ways to go. For now, it is in business owners best interest (those who prefer Microsoft Windows) to look at Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
I really appreciate your explanations of it all, LG . I know salespeople that use ipads and the like for presentations to customers. This will be a big help , as well as expand options for those people , for an example.
Can anyone else see the application for their businesses? I'd love to see more discussion on this. It impacts us all.
Hi Joleen I tried to find a way to contact you I noticed that one of my postings was approved and now does not show up? Whats up? Did I do something wrong?
I do know the post you are referencing. It was a well done piece but unfortunately it wasn't original content so it had to be removed.
You'll see in the Rules of the Road in the user agreement ( link is at the bottom of this page) , that Number 5 states :
Copyright and intellectual property violations
I know you put a link to the original article but you never stated that it was your words. Hope this Helps you understand
I can't wait for windows 8. My biggest want for a while now has been a tablet that can deliver the full windows media center with add-ins so I can stream from my network without having to convert anything natively within the system. The only tablet I've had that really did that was my old Archos 101, but it was hardly reliable and it really wasn't the media center experience (while VERY good).
I saw this news the other day and thought it was a good reason to start looking for Open Source replacements to what Moulton Lumber currently runs. XP Pro is the newest windows on anything there, and I loathe moving up to the next version; I just don't know how to fix it anymore. I'm looking at stuff that will run on Linux, and am having quite a time of it.
Our ERP (POS included) runs fine, so we're good there. But window (the double hung kind you install in a house) manufacturers' quoting software all runs in Windows. Takeoff software, something you use to create a materials list from a floor plan, seems to be the same way.
I guess I'm glad I'm starting now and not waiting until late 2013...
It is an open source application for Linux that allows you to emulate Windows-based applications.
That should take care of your manufacturer's quoting software.
I've been having no luck with that; I'm not sure what the issue is. Most are just regular windows apps. One was written in Java, so I was suprised when it didn't end up being cross platform to begin with (isnt't that the point of Java?) but it didn't work as just a java app in Linux or under wine.
There was also a web app written in silverlight, which I was not able to run via wine or in Linux with mono.
It won't take long before Silverlight support is streamlined on Linux.
Moonlight is a great attempt, and many smaller Silverlight applications run fine.
Since Silverlight apps based on websites run in Linux, it shouldn't be too hard to port the apps to host/run from Linux.
As far as your Java apps, you are the first person I heard that had problems running them on *nix with or without Wine.
Is there something else embedded in the applications that are causing them to fail?
I kind of wondered why on earth MS would make a "cross platform" anything in the first place, rather than just keep shoving MS server OSes at people. I thought I heard somewhere Silverlight's days were numbered. Either of you?
I suspect there was some embedded monkey business in the java kitchen app, otherwise there wouldn't have been a windows and mac version to begin with. I kind of though the whole point of java was to be able to install a jre and just go...
That's what I was wondering... Java is one of the easiest cross-platform solutions. Usually if you are unable to use it on another platform it is because there is some kind of code being used that relies on the OS's called API's.
I did hear Silverlight's days were numbered as well... The technology is being obsoleted already. I kind of feel bad for people who thought it was the future.