Originally Posted by rhowarth
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You can be pretty sure, but I've done it. It doesn't always work, but as I said in my other post just before this, there are ways...
Sorry, no offence, but that's completely barmy advice! Why on earth should someone be expected to take a perfectly good tool they're familiar with, they enjoy using, and that does the job then throw it out and start researching all over again? Forget the cost of buying some more software, it's the time spent searching for and then learning the replacement that's crucial. How is that supposed to be the epitome of a good user experience?
Really! At some point in time ALL programs you have will not work on a new machine. Like it or not, that's a fact. It could have been two years ago, or it could be two years from now, but it will happen. So, like it or not, you will have to go shopping for something else. The longer you wait, the harder it becomes to transfer data over.
I've had to do this a number of times over the years, including moving data from one platform to another. You can do it, and you will find a program that works. It's a learning experience, and you will miss the way you did things, and the lack of some features, but you will gain others, and it will work.
It's naive to expect a company to support every old program that's out there. I'm sure that there are people who ares till frothing over at the fact that System 9 programs aren't supported, or 68xxx programs. But, they got over it, and so will you. Even MS eventually eliminated support for DOS. It happens, and people shouldn't be surprised when it does.