Re: Jaws editions and Windows XP editions

Yes the Pro edition is $1095 but if you want "remote access enabled it is an additional $200.

Richard
----- Original Message ----- From: "Cy Selfridge" <cselfridge@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 9:02 AM
Subject: RE: Jaws editions and Windows XP editions



It is not the initial cost of the Pro JAWS which bothers me, it is the
increased SMA cost which I think is unfortunate.
Cy, the Ancient Okie...

-----Original Message-----
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Of Karl Smith
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 7:25 AM
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Subject: RE: Jaws editions and Windows XP editions

Note that the pro version of JAWS is $1,095.00 not $1,295.00.

Karl



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-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Cy Selfridge
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 7:56 PM
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Subject: RE: Jaws editions and Windows XP editions

Well, I was under the impression that JAWS Standard would go into the Demo
mode if you tried to run it on the Pro version of XP?
You would not be authorized to run I think?
Cy, the Ancient Okie...

-----Original Message-----
From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of Richard Benoit
Sent: Tuesday, September 19, 2006 6:06 PM
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Subject: 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

-----Original Message-----
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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----- From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 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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