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Re: Computer manuals [WAS: Pierre Duncan etc.]

Etienne, you are teasing me no? Those drivers are for a pc, not mac, right? If I had the Mac drivers to make certain software/hardware work on 10, I could abandon 9 and have one less demon in my life...

However, I do make progress in inches and millimeters. Today I had to send 3 jpegs immediately to a local paper supposedly giving me "exposure" on the book. I found the files (a miracle in itself), got into system 10, found the jpeg folder I'd dumped into it, managed to attach and send... It's now one hour later and nothing has (yet) been returned by Daemon. (I used to think Daemon was a kind of ice cream. No more.) So it may actually have gotten there, I think.

Of course it's only going 4 blocks uptown to Charles Street, but that's the way they wanted it. (It probably went by way of Mars.)


On Fri, 25 May 2007, etienne garbaux wrote:

Judy wrote:

The day I realized that the manual for an upgrade lacked index entries for items in the menu, I realized all was lost. But by then I was trapped.
I recently replaced my aging G4 with a PC workstation, and was very pleased to see that it came with a nice, thick manual. Until I opened it. 250 pages of lawyerly warnings in at least a dozen languages. (!!) No user manual of any sort.

It does, however, appear to have drivers for just about every peripheral hardware device known to man, old and new. I have plugged in every old printer, scanner, plotter, monitor, external drive, card reader, CD burner, keyboard, mouse, trackball, tablet, etc. that I can find, and every one has worked perfectly with absolutely no further effort from me, including features that are unique to each device. It even supports things as obscure as my old hand-held GPS unit. Quite remarkable, actually.

Best regards,