Here, Vista Is Here...
As you may have heard,
Microsoft has released its long awaited operating system --
Windows Vista. By all accounts, Vista has a very nice user
interface, faster data storage algorithm, and tighter
According to some studies,
the new Vista UI will require a better graphics card and it consumes
more power. This may shorten the battery life on some
notebook computers. This would be an important point for
our clients to consider when they are using their portable
We have tested our products
with Windows Vista. Please consider the following before
buying a new Vista-based computer or upgrading your existing
computer to Vista.
WinnerXP version 9.0.18 and later
has been tested on Vista. We have not encountered
any compatibility issues using our software on a desktop
computer running this version of Vista. However, there
are many brands of USB-to-serial devices, or add-on options
(i.e. PCMCIA cards) that we have not tested which will most
likely pose compatibility issues. Please check with the
manufacturer of your add-on products to make certain that your
peripherals are Vista-ready. Most importantly, we
have not tested the use of Flash PCMCIA cards on a Vista
here for hardware requirements for Vista.
Updated 1-1-2009: Winner VR is now available for Windows Vista. If you are upgrading to Vista from an XP platform, you may be required to upgarde to ViaVoice version 10.6. Please contact ProCAT for additional information.
certify WinnerVR to operate on Vista at this
time. While there is an ongoing effort to thoroughly
test ViaVoice with Vista, we will continue to support VR on the WindowsXP platform only. We will keep our valued clients abreast
of our progress.
has been tested on Windows Vista. You may use StylusSync
to upload/download files from/to a Stylus. However, due
to the new security features, you must adjust Vista to allow
your PC to communicate freely with Stylus. Furthermore,
updated Bluetooth drivers are NOT available for Vista.
This means that you will not be able to use the wireless
connection to a Vista computer at this time.
Certainly, this is not a limitation imposed by ProCAT.
It is our understanding that BlueSoleil is working on an
updated driver for Vista.
programs will continue to operate within Vista as long as
there is a serial port that is recognized by Vista. It
is important to note that you must purchase Vista-ready add-on
boards. We are in the process of testing PC-cards with
PCMCIA slots. We will keep you posted on our progress.
we strongly urge our clients to remain with the WindowsXP
platform for the foreseeable future to ensure their trouble-free
working environment. We can tell you that it is an
unreasonable expectation to become productive immediately after
you have purchased a new Vista-based computer. There are a
lot of new features in Vista that will require time and
*patience* to master. As it has been the case with every
new software, there are infant mortality issues that need to be worked out. Vista will prove to be an awesome
product over time.