> ***GEOS Simplicity: GEOS users invariably have to learn how to use DOS
> manger(s) or other facets central to being on an OS that relies heavily on
> A minor setup.
Minor Setup. <Smirk> GEOS often requires tweaking of DOS memory manager,
plus other AUTOEXEC and CONFIGSYS parameters, not to mention GEOS tweaks for
various and sundry reasons. Look back at the number of messages in COGM, and
I wish you could have read them on AOL, when Geoworks ran the forum there.
Yes, DOS is fine for simple DOS programs, but the tweaking invariably is
needed somewhere along the way with GEOS. A Windows XP user, for example, is
too used to using a simple OS that has tons of Help files and Wizards to
> ***GEOS Quality: GEOS, Windows, Linux, and Macs all have great quality
> but GEOS is limited in the quality of the driver they have.***
> If the output is acceptable, who cares?
The compromised output from GEOS is not what the user paid for. You buy a
1200dpi printer and you want that resolution. The printer can do duplex
printing, you want to see print on both sides of the page. Is this a concept
that is too hard for you to swallow? Why settle for less. Using Hyubso's
logic, is this yet another reason to demand a discount from CompUSA because
your OS is limited and will not use the main features of the hardware you
Ok, everyone with Windows and GEOS on their PCs: I want you to cripple your
Windows drivers by stooping to the common denominator of the features and
resolution of GEOS drivers. ROTFL!
> *** What do I mean
> by this? GEOS is so far behind the curve since it last had a driver update
> to the core that its been living off of backwards compatibility with older
It can never be marketed successfully unless it has a vast improvement in
its suite of drivers. With the exception of a niche market of users who have
old equipment. And that brings us back to where we started. GEOS is great
for the old platform, which was contemporary around the early '90s.
Quote:> No printer needed. Just convert graphics to something else, such as CGM or
Hey, your new user has just learned how to tweak his/her memory manager. Why
not have them learn arcane and round-about ways to print. Geeeez! If they
are Windows savvy users, the odds are they are not computer geeks.
> *** For example, in the last 3 years, I doubt NDO or BBX
> office apps have had many improvements.***
> Which improvements would you like? Be reasonable...
Interoperability with the most popular Office Suite, and not using old
document formats but new ones, for openers. One of the reasons why you don't
have a proper list is because the majority of GEOS users have flown the coop
after having been exposed to what is available with Windows, Mac, and Linux
They have this contraption called Google. Do some historical searches for
GEOS and wish lists. Ask some of the GeoReps for lists they once collected
on AOL and I believe ND. Has anyone thought of that? Those old wish lists
could serve as a good starting point to present to BBX, and build from
there. Its obvious the disguised, defeatist attitude around here has made
for a cynical group of GEOS Extremists!