Last updated: 8 March 2007
This page is for user comments on Astronomy software for the PC, Macintosh, or Palm OS systems. Items that are more "review" oriented will be posted on the Astronomy Software Reviews page. If you have any comments, suggestions, questions or answers to questions posed here, e-mail them to me and I'll post them. Please use an appropriate Subject Line on your message. Thanks.
Subject: Telescopes and Vista Sent: Monday, March 5, 2007 15:23:30 From: User721401@aol.com (User721401@aol.com) Well my last adventure out may have been my last one for awhile. My old laptop broke so I replaced it with a nice new one that came with Vista...So far I can get some of my software to work with Vista, but only after several install attempts. Autostar seemed to work fine, but the new computer does not have a serial port. I have a Radio Shack usb to serial cable, however the drivers do not work so I cannot get the telescope hooked up to the laptop. Starry night works, but the OpenGL function does not work for some reason, and no update is do out any time soon. The Meade LPI finally got recognized then took a tragic fall from the desk and no longer stays powered up, so I am in the market for either a new LPI or the DSI (still researching). I have not done any work with getting my D70 hooked to the computer yet. Photoshop took several attempts to install and function. My recommendation is that if you do not have to get Vista then do not. I had no choice since XP was no longer offered. Not sure if this information helps. Take care. Dan
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