Re: Jaws editions and Windows XP editions

Cy and Alex,

I agree with both of you to a point. I believe that all the Jaws editions start with the $1295 edition and that the authorization key determines which functions are disabled, otherwise they are identical. I don't see any way to determine whether it's Standard or Pro except that: if under About Jaws it says "Remote access enabled", that means that it is the $1295 edition, They are all the same version number. I don't doubt that there are differences that are necessary for compatibility with the various XP editions, but nothing that the average would notice.

In my conversation with FS today they said that the Standard edition is being phased out. I think that they inferred that there will be only edition. I assume that this might be the end of the $895 price. What the new price will be is anyone's guess.

Judith's problem still remains. If what FS says is true (and I think it probably is), and if she is running XP Pro with Jaws Standard she will have to upgrade to Jaws Pro. She should, of course, get some authoritative advice before spending a minimum of $200 plus tax.

Richard
----- Original Message ----- From: "Alex Stone" <alex.stone@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 4:05 PM
Subject: RE: Jaws editions and Windows XP editions



Cy, I believe the only difference is the authorization keys.
Cheers.
Alex

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From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On
Behalf Of Cy Selfridge
Sent: 19 September 2006 20:51
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: RE: Jaws editions and Windows XP editions


Hi folks,
From all I know JAWS standard and JAWS Pro are the same programs. I do not
think I have ever seen anything which explains the differences.
Perhaps, in earlier days, XP Pro was used primarily by businesses and FS
figured they could afford to pay a little more for the authorization?
I am very unhappy that JAWS Standard does not work (reportedly) with XP
Media Edition.
Lots of home computers now come only with Media Edition and it is getting
harder to find one of the top of the line computers with XP Home.
As I understand the Microbloat Vista the various editions are really hard to
decipher.
This should really be interesting indeed.
Cy, the Ancient Okie...
-----Original Message-----
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Of Richard Benoit
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 2:30 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: Jaws editions and Windows XP editions


Judith,
I certainly don't consider myself an authority on this matter but it seems
that what this tech said is definitely in conflict with what Freedom
Scientific is saying. Jaws Standard definitely does not need XP Pro. FS
says that Jaws Standard only works with XP Home. If it worked with XP Pro or
Media Center there would be no reason to upgrade to Jaws Pro. FS says that
Jaws Pro works with all editions of XP.


Because you said that you were using XP Pro with Jaws Standard it made me
question whether I had upgraded to Jaws Pro unnecessarily. I just called FS
and confirmed that the tech is incorrect. They said that Jaws Standard will
not work properly with XP Pro.


It may be that the problems you are having are unrelated to the mismatched
programs but I think it would be wise to discuss this with FS.

Richard
----- Original Message -----
From: "Judith Bron" <jbron@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: Jaws editions and Windows XP editions


Richard, According to the teck I bought this from jaws needs xp pro to
function properly.  Jaws itself is working fine on my computer, its just
all the other idiosyncracies that are wacky.  Judith
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Benoit" <reb503@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 11:22 AM
Subject: Jaws editions and Windows XP editions


Someone that was having difficulty with their new computer mentioned that

they were running Windows XP Pro and Jaws Standard.  Someone else has
already mentioned that this may be the cause of the problem.  I can't
confirm that but I would't be surprised if that was the case.

In the past week I purchased a new laptop that is running Windows Media
Center Edition (Windows Home was not an option).

Freedom Scientific, on their website, lists Jaws Standard as being
compatible only with XP Home Edition. If this is not true then I believe

that their sales department would have advised me that I had the option
of not upgrading, rather than upgrading to Jaws Pro at a cost of $368
($200 upgrade plus $200 for the SMA minus $60 refund for 1 unused version

upgrade plus sales tax.

As I understand it, XP Media Center is based on Pro with certain
functions disabled and with other functions added.

Can anyone elaborate on this?

Richard
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