I just found out on another list that what I had intended as an initial impression
of the Microtek V310 parallel port scanner was picked up and quoted in the VOICE
newsletter. Before anyone runs out to buy one, I'd like to clarify that this was
a first impression. After using it for a while, and getting tired of booting to
Windows to scan color images, I sent it back and got a UMAX Astra 1200S, which I
can recommend to anyone.
The V310 will work in a winos2 session. However, if you try to scan an image
more than a couple of inches square in color, the program crashes. I did not figure
out how to solve that problem. This was true in spite of having given it 64MB of
memory to work with. It's a good scanner only if you don't mind using it in Doze.
There it works as well as any Doze software or hardware.
The Astra 1200S is a MUCH better investment for anything even moderately serious.
With the CFM Twain driver, it scans directly into PMView. Its included Doze program
also runs very well in a winos2 session, and will also pass the images to PMView
or even to Faxworks.
I sincerely regret not having been clear that my positive comments were not based
on a complete evaluation of the V310. Please don't send any letter bombs if you
bought one on my "recommendation" and don't like it.
Regards from Madrid.
I couldn't agree with you more. I have 'sat on' this issue by myself for a long time thinking that yet another 'complaint' is un-warranted. To my way of thinking, IBM is just as 'guilty' as Microsoft of 'uncompetitive practice' it's just at the other end of the spectrum that's all. If IBM continues to ignore the needs of OS/2 users and refuse to 'sell' this operating system I think a few good lawyers wouldn't find it too difficult to prove IBM is being un-competitive.
Thanks, Al Elias.
As of July 2, 1998, XFolder 0.71 Beta was available at http://www2.rz.hu-berlin.de/~h0444vnd/os2_d.htm.
"Main new features since V0.60: extended sorting, new system sounds, folder
contents in context menus, new delay enabled startup folder, a shutdown folder,
user-configurable reboot options ("Reboot to Win95"). More bugfixes."