Hi Tom,I bought a new computer last year and had the computer company wipe the hard drive clean of Vista (except for a "ghost vista" drive. then they installed my copy of Windows XP and Jaws. I am now using Jaws 10 with this and Office 2003. I did not want to go to Vista. In my opinion Jaws is stable with XP.
Mary At 10:31 PM 9/5/2009, you wrote:
Hi, all. Well, the PC I'm writing this e-mail on is almost 5 years old, and is giving me more and more fits every day, so it might just be time to purchase a newer and better PC. I know I'll get a variety of opinions on this, so please understand if I don't acknowledge every e-mail individually. I will certainly read them, and take the advice that seems best for me. Here's my dilemma: Currently, I am using Jaws 10.0. I prefer to use Windows XP as my operating system, and office 2003 for my basic computer work. Jaws seems to work quite well with these set-ups. I have heard too many horror stories about Vista itself, and am not sure even how well that operating system works with Jaws. I also have tried working with Office 2007, and find it a real bear to use due to the ribbons, rather than the drop-down menus which are so much easier to navigate. I went to Best Buys today, and, of course, they now only sell computers with Vista, and a free upgrade to Windows 7, as of October 15. Am I doing myself a dis-service by sticking to Windows XP, and Office 2003? Does Jaws work reasonably well with Vista, and office 2007? Has anyone tried using Jaws with Windows 7? I realize that for some, these are very elementary questions. I also realize that software choices can boil down a lot to personal preference. I'm just trying to get a feel for where Jaws is with the newer operating systems, and whether I'd simply be better off sticking with Windows XP and Office 2003. I hope this quiry makes sense. Again, I'm using Jaws 10.0 here with Windows XP and Office 2003. Thanks! Tom Behler in Colorado -- JFW related links: JFW homepage: http://www.freedomscientific.com/Scripting mailing list: http://lists.the-jdh.com/listinfo.cgi/scriptography-the-jdh.comJFW List instructions: To post a message to the list, send it to jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxTo unsubscribe from this mailing list, send a message to jfw-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.Archives located at: //www.freelists.org/archives/jfwAlternative archives located at: http://n2.nabble.com/JAWS-for-Windows-f2145279.htmlIf you have any concerns about the list, post received from the list, or the way the list is being run, do not post them to the list. Rather contact the list owner at jfw-admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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