josehill wrote:Microsoft's documentation is a little inconsistent about it, but you need XP Pro (or W2k or Server 2003) to run SFU 3.5. It doesn't work on XP Home.
Thanks, Joe. Still pretty awful but there are more helpul sites from people with the same problem, and this was some help :http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/libr ... .aspx#EFAA
Boy am I glad don't use Windows. This thing is a dog but it'll have to do.
R10, the UMich project only works on
stupid michigan site wrote:Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows 7 (Windows XP and previous versions are not supported)
(requires) Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
(requires) Windows Driver Development Kit (WinDDK 6000 or later)
And yes, I don't have to have a Master's license to know that driving your ship with 20' draft over a sandbar 16' deep is stupid. Been taking a few days to try to get some stuff working and damn, the software world is crap. I mean CRAP !!
A few packages and their authors are great - xpdf, graphics magick, some others. But most of them, gee-whillikers ! What garbage. I'm not talking complicated problems, I'm talking missing files in the package, Makefiles that direct make to go places that don't exist, no list of dependencies ANYWHERE in tons of packages, every time you turn around gcc gcc gcc jammed down your throat, no quality control whatsoever, just junk junk junk. If "free" means "as in speech" then WHY do those dorks insist on jamming gcc and gcc "features" down our throats ? Answer me that, eh ? Freedom means I don't have to use their choices, I can use my
choice. So this is like 1930's Germany, pretty nice place to live as long as you're a nazi ...
Here's a little secret : when people bring me stuff to make, it goes out the door matching the print. Diameter, length, width, height, shape, material, heat treatment, the entire ball of wax. The part fits and serves its purpose. It does its job as designed and I get the amount of money I quoted and if it doesn't function as promised, I get to either fix it or give the money back. I don't claim to own the thing forever after and if the buyer sells it to his friend fifteen years later, that's their business. Software = shit.