Originally Posted by HopeHacker
Is it true that all of the software we are now using, will NOT work on Vista and that we'll have to buy all new software? I don't have Vista yet, still have XP, but I'm sure I'm going to want to upgrade to a new computer within the next year or so, and I know it will have Vista. I certainly can't afford to buy new versions of Photoshop, which is SO expensive. I really am not going to have the money to buy all new versions of any of my software.
Please tell me we can still use the same software, if not I'm going to have to keep this XP computer forever.
icklemiss- not true, I'm running CS2 on Vista and it works just fine. I bought my new laptop almost two weeks ago (an HP dv6265us), and put my copy of CS2 on it, and it works like a charm.
So far all the other programs I use have worked fine as well - the exception being ws ftp. I switched to cute ftp and that's working fine.
I was looking for some software to create cd labels and inserts, and I found in Comp USA a program called SureThing, it's great, and it's Vista-certified and works great. So there ARE new programs being made for vista.
some other programs I have working fine with Vista:
total video converter
logitech quick cam
thats just off the top of my head - I'm sure there are more.
Hopehacker: "I wonder why they'd make this Vista program where it wasn't compatable with other programs."
Actually it's the software manufacturers responsibility to update their software so that it's compatible with Vista. Vista is a new OS, it has a lot in common with XP but it has a LOT of new stuff too, in particular, the security has been ramped up quite a bit. One of the biggest criticisms of XP was how many security holes there were. They've fixed all those things and Vista is extremely secure, they've also redone the way some things work and added new things, all so that users will have a better experience. Because it's a new OS in a lot of ways, some programs for XP won't work on it - that's just how it is - in order to improve the product, they needed to change some things a lot -and that will inevitably affect some programs.
It's now the software manufacturers responsibility to write Vista versions of their software. They're all doing it, it's just taking some longer than others. Like I said tho, I've only had an issue with one program so far. And CS2 works fine, you won't have to repurchase photoshop