They do? I happen to agree. I think W2K was the most stable Windows OS they ever made. And running it under Mac OS in Fusion works even better like it's on steroid! Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP Lakewood, WA U.S.A. 2010 / 11 / 6 19:22 PDT On Nov 6, 2010, at 1039 , Eric Welch wrote: > I keep telling them, but the Russians seem to love Win 2K. > > On Nov 6, 2010, at 9:49 AM, Dave <downsouthdave@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: > >> So much fidgeting! Ever consider Macs? >> >> From: Eric Welch <ericwelch@xxxxxx> >> To: nikonf4@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >> Sent: Sat, November 6, 2010 12:30:30 PM >> Subject: [nikonf4] Re: Microsoft warns of zero-day attack affecting Internet >> Explorer 6, 7, 8 >> >> On Nov 6, 2010, at 8:59 AM, Mark Stein wrote: >>> It wasn't a major argument... I just gave the browser stats for the people >>> using the app, along with how long IE6 had been out and they agreed to my >>> recommendations. >>> >>> We still use XP at work. They want to roll out Win 7, the problem is we >>> have some stuff that won't work on the upgrade. The current project I'm >>> working on is a rewrite of software that's stuck at Java 1.3, on a win 2003 >>> box (with an application server that's beyone EOL and can't go on another >>> box). It takes time and money to correct bad technology... companies don't >>> always want to make the investment to do it. >> >> Yeah, we have some ancient 3D Modeling software that lets you specify the >> lighting in a room (you can use a 360º panorama to set it up) and it will >> show you the light return in a diamond in a 3D model. Works pretty slick. >> You can set up any proportions or cut style and it will show you how light >> will return in a diamond. Not your typical off-the-shelf software. It was >> designed, I suspect, by people who make synthetic diamonds. It's from Russia >> and there haven't been updates for years. Because of it, our lab's server >> has to remain at Win Server 2000. Luckily with virtualization we can now >> have multiple servers on one machine and I could get our department's server >> upgraded to Win Server 2003 a few months back without messing up the lab, >> whose server is on the same physical machine.