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Old 02-21-2013, 03:14 PM   #61
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Agreed but that did not satisfy he guys need for a critique of some sort of the product so I cobbled him one to be accommodating. :-)
I didn't NEED a critique I was simply stating that it's ridiculous when people come on and say things like "Oh, that won't work for me." The point of the thread was to REVIEW the surface pro. People would come here and read when they want to know what people have discovered after actually USING it. Things they should watch out for, things they should consider when deciding if they want to purchase it, etc. Not someone who says - "It's not for me" - I don't really care if it is for you, I'm trying to decide if it is for me.

Your comment in your Critique (although it looked like it was copy pasted from the standard windows bashing sites) actually made a good point
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supported by a relatively thread bare Ecosystem of content.
That would have been a really good comment on a Surface RT review... On the PRO review, it is invalid and meaningless since the PRO will run pretty much ANY software written for windows for the last 3 decades....

The second paragraph of your Critique was pretty much empty words...other than to repeat that the surface is aimed at the ultrabook market...oh and the Macbook Air is in there too....ummm OK...again a surface PRO review, not a Macbook Air Review.

Please don't take my critique of your critique personally.

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Old 02-21-2013, 03:22 PM   #62
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"The second paragraph of your Critique was pretty much empty words.......Your comment in your Critique (although it looked like it was copy pasted from the standard windows bashing sites) actually made a good point
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Then I clearly Failed as I intended the ENTIRE "Critique " to be empty words, hence "Cobbled"

I hope you dont take my poking fun at your taking my Critique seriously ....errr... seriously. :-)
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:34 PM   #63
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Then I clearly Failed as I intended the ENTIRE "Critique " to be empty words, hence "Cobbled"

I hope you dont take my poking fun at your taking my Critique seriously ....errr... seriously. :-)
lol....point!
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:58 PM   #64
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since the PRO will run pretty much ANY software written for windows for the last 3 decades....
I'm afraid this is incorrect. The Pro is only available with 64-bit Windows 8, and hence will only run 32-bit (or 64-bit) Windows apps, not older 16-bit apps. This means it'll only run apps written for Windows 95 or later, which is only 18 years.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #65
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Not true, Harry. I am running 32-bit windows apps on my x64 Win8 desktop.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:44 PM   #66
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And if it'll run the DOSBox emulator then you can run some pretty old stuff.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #67
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I do that too ;-)
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:55 PM   #68
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A little late, because we switched internet service provider, and were without internet for 4 days. I didn't realize it would be so bad!

I have an ultrabook, and only paid about $300 premium above a laptop. I love the portability, and especially the ability to have it on my knees to type in bed. I absolutely love it, but I would also like to try windows 8. But I paid $700 for my Acer S3, and that new Acer S7 is beautiful, but I have only had this computer since August. Technology is changing so fast - what is next? Using eye movements like a mouse?
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:24 PM   #69
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You're exactly right. No single machine will be perfect for everyone. It's nice to have choice. We are so competitive these days that every decision has to be validated by the dismissal of all alternatives.
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Old 02-21-2013, 10:19 PM   #71
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If win 8 x64 is similar to 64bit win 7 os, this limits its use with older programs - for example my Nikon Cool Scan 5000ED scaning program runs fine on my Win 7 32bit os in win xp mode but cannot be run on my 64bit system. There is no Nikon update for the program so forget about using it with a 64 bit os.

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Abandonware is an issue, but there are options.

Look here for help with your problem.
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Old 02-21-2013, 11:03 PM   #73
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Thanks for the info! I have a workaround using Vuescan that has drivers for just about every scanner, but then one loses the 'digital ice' slide cleaning option of the Nikon software. I'll try the one you pointed out; hopefully it works with the Coolscan 5000.
Bob

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The workaround works perfectly; now I can use either Vuescan (much faster) or the Nikon scan program v4.03 (v. slow but more options). The Nikon scan also works as a plug-in for Photoshop CS5 (32bit) running on my x64 system. Thanks again for the help.
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Not true, Harry. I am running 32-bit windows apps on my x64 Win8 desktop.
You didn't read my post correctly. 64-bit Windows will run 32-bit programs, but it will NOT run 16-bit programs.
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Thanks for the info! I have a workaround using Vuescan that has drivers for just about every scanner, but then one loses the 'digital ice' slide cleaning option of the Nikon software. I'll try the one you pointed out; hopefully it works with the Coolscan 5000.
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The workaround works perfectly; now I can use either Vuescan (much faster) or the Nikon scan program v4.03 (v. slow but more options). The Nikon scan also works as a plug-in for Photoshop CS5 (32bit) running on my x64 system. Thanks again for the help.
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Thank you both! This whole thread was worth it just for your posts. I partitioned my Mac hard-drive to be able to boot in Windows XP in order to use this software. Now I know I have options on other computers in my house.
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