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Re: Back on Board!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:39 pm
by CFRiad
krokodil wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:33 am
why those major companies do such "upgrades" which practically downgrade the interoperatibility.
Because interoperability or backwards compatibility is not their goal. They only care about the money that make. Don’t mistake this as ignorance. This is intentional - obsolescence by design. Apple switching to a new processor every 10-15 years, Microsoft not supporting 5-year old operating systems, Adobe’s licence by subscription and on and on.

These days you don’t even actually own a car you buy, so you shouldn’t be surprised that a tablet stops working after a few years.

Re: Back on Board!!!

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:39 pm
by ConducTTor
It's all economics. You have to regularly come out with new product (software) or you're out of business. To continue support for old software, you need to hire entire teams of engineers to work on a product that no longer brings revenue. So again, you're out of business. However, not supporting basic, long used, prevalent file formats across different software and/or software versions is simply evil.

Re: Back on Board!!!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:22 am
by krokodil
Please do not missunderstand me. I do not care if they release every week a new SW or upgrade, but they must find a way how to keep the access to the old files old formats. It has nothing to do with the HW. Until now only MS had an option in their word and excel to convert the old formats automatically into the new one to keep the continuity. Everybody is talking about digital age and such basic things are ignored as the continuity of the data processing? They simple forget that our recent documents, pictures, drawings and videos tomorrow will be our heritage. I do not know what will do the generation after us if nobody can open the pdf, png, dxf etc files just because somebody ignored the continuity.

Re: Back on Board!!!

Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:25 pm
by ConducTTor
krokodil wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:22 am
Please do not missunderstand me. I do not care if they release every week a new SW or upgrade, but they must find a way how to keep the access to the old files old formats. It has nothing to do with the HW. Until now only MS had an option in their word and excel to convert the old formats automatically into the new one to keep the continuity. Everybody is talking about digital age and such basic things are ignored as the continuity of the data processing? They simple forget that our recent documents, pictures, drawings and videos tomorrow will be our heritage. I do not know what will do the generation after us if nobody can open the pdf, png, dxf etc files just because somebody ignored the continuity.
I totally understand you. The last video I have of my sis when she was still alive is in SWF format. Ask me what you can use to play that these days.... :evil:

Re: Back on Board!!!

Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:10 am
by krokodil
This is really a critical issue of our age. On one side we are forced to continously update our systems on the other side almost with every update we loose something from our history. ( that is why I have 7 different computers but the ultimate solution is still the paper - at least for drawings, text and pictures). I am very happy that I can still open my over 35 years old electronic schematics on my old MS DOS computers, and my drawings made on Autosketch - several locomotives with all details for etching. Autosketch is gone and the format completely dissapeared.)
For the videos I am trying not only the regular backup but also convert them to the latest format in the hope that I will have a hardware and software to read them ( already over 20 TB). :boohoo: :boohoo: :sick: