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Postby seaegg on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:36 am

I have a Canon Canoscan 3200F and needed a Windows XP x64 driver for it. I emailed Canon asking how soon they would have a driver for that OS for download. Imagine my shock when replied and said they will only be developing a 64 bit driver for their high end scanner the 9950F. Well I'm sorry I've used Canon products for years but I'll never buy another Canon product again. Epson has already released 64 bit drivers for the R200 but I guess Canon only caters to the wealthy customers who buy their high end products. To say I'm extremely disappointed is an understatement especially since many of my friends bought Canon products because of my reccommendation. Here endeth my rant.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:04 am

trust me it took a VERY long time for epson to release drivers for there epson 200/300/320 series for windows x64
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Postby seaegg on Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:54 am

At least they released them Canon don't plan on releasing any except for their high end stuff which from a Consumer standpoint is unacceptable.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:36 pm

for the longest time epson was saying the same thing, but people kept on asking them and bugging them and they finally did
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Postby Boba_Fett on Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:50 pm

Windows XP64 is NOT a consumer OS. It is still in experimental stages (which is why it doesn't get a retail release). Why do you guys expect every hardware maker to drop what they're doing to satisfy the 0.001% of the market playing with XP64?
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:07 pm

because other people are paying customers along with every other windows person:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6837102034

and for me I sell microsoft products, the public turns to me to sell there products
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Postby Ian on Fri Jul 29, 2005 1:53 pm

XP64 reminds me a lot of NT when it first came out. Very limited hardware support.
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Postby Boba_Fett on Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:22 pm

hoxlund wrote:because other people are paying customers along with every other windows person:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6837102034

and for me I sell microsoft products, the public turns to me to sell there products


Shame! Of all people on this forum, you should know that OEM doesn't equal retail [-X
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Postby hoxlund on Sat Jul 30, 2005 12:44 am

so microsoft doesn't earn a single penny when an OEM disk gets sold?
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Postby Boba_Fett on Sat Jul 30, 2005 3:11 pm

hoxlund wrote:so microsoft doesn't earn a single penny when an OEM disk gets sold?


I never said MS isn't going to profit off XP64. But at this point, its nothing but a stopgap from XP to Visa made to satisfy a handful of users with 64-bit hardware.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:32 pm

Boba_Fett wrote:a stopgap from XP to Visa


I'd totally get a Microsoft Visa.... it might BSOD and lose all my debt :D
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Postby aviationwiz on Sat Jul 30, 2005 4:35 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:
Boba_Fett wrote:a stopgap from XP to Visa


I'd totally get a Microsoft Visa.... it might BSOD and lose all my debt :D


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Postby Boba_Fett on Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:37 pm

D'oh! Only I could mix up a spanish word and a major credit card #-o
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