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Old 01-17-2006, 11:54 AM   #15
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yep, we found that it caused more trouble than it solved, too. Mainly, our "reason for existance" (autocadd) insists on writing to HKLM in order to run. .
what's that? it can't be a "windows compliant" application, then.

autodesk's answer: too bad. you can use the other industry standard drafting program. oops, that's right, there isn't one.

its good to be the king.....I guess

Don't get me started with AutoDesk products. A new version every month, compatability issues and pay for terrible support. I think AutoCadd 2010 comes out next month.



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Old 01-17-2006, 12:22 PM   #16
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I feel for ya. We have a few issues with a handful of programs, we still can limit the user's admin rights in general and with command line (I know it's not what it's cracked up to be in the windows world), grant read right to the application if it has to read to the local drive. Allows the user to blow up the app, but only the app. We also have a few that just won't play nice and refuse to write to a remote directory....thank goodness those apps are not "mission critical".

Quark and Microsoft are very similar to your drafting program. Quark more than Microsoft, but for Microsoft for Mac, they wanted $80 per call, even though they wrote the code wrong. A few months later they fixed it, but we found it and wrote our own terminal patch that made it work right.

One thing that I recently noticed is that my PC IT counterparts have simialr problems that we Mac folks do running user management (restricted system access) running some apps.

For years I thought that it was only a Mac thing, but up until about a year ago, found that we all shovel the same B.S., we just use a different shovel!

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Old 01-17-2006, 12:38 PM   #17
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Sounds like reimaging is the way to go. I was going to get ghost and upgrade to a bigger harddrive anyway. Then I'll have the old harddrive as an extra for saving a clean image to. What a pain to reload everything though! I know I'll be missing something when I get done, and won't discover it until a really inconvenient time. Oh well, I guess I better start rounding up the software install disks.

My main problem is that I really like this laptop even though it's a couple years old now. I don't usually have a problem because with the desktop systems we upgrade every couple years and start fresh, but this little laptop is still pulling it's weight just fine. It's always hard to decide if it's better to upgrade the system you have or go for a new box entirely.

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