techincal problem

Valerie Sutton sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Thu Jun 12 20:24:49 UTC 2003

SignWriting List
June 12, 2003

Hello Everyone, Anne-Claude, Daniel  -
I am glad to know you will be working with Daniel in Switzerland - that 
sounds like a good solution...

But this is important...

Your current operating system is very out-of-date and is no longer 
supported by most software in the world.

For example, you cannot run Virtual PC. It only runs on Mac OS 9 and X.

The version of SignWriter Java that I posted on the web works on Mac 
system 9 or X....The question is...can Java 1.4.1 really run on an old 
Mac system 8 machine? I wonder...

So before you can really function on a Mac, you will need to upgrade to 
at least Mac OS 9.2...preferably X, since it is the latest...

I think that is the real reason you have been so frustrated...because 
your equipment needs can get a Mac OS X, eMac machine 
for around 700 american dollars now...a very powerful computer for 
little money - and Penny told me she just bought one herself, in 
Switzerland I assume, because the price was so good - so if you want to 
use SignWriter I would suggest getting a new eMac...Then you will be 
able to do everything! ;-)

Good luck to you both!

Val ;-)


On Thursday, June 12, 2003, at 12:30 PM, Marc Girod / Anne-Claude 
Prélaz wrote:

> Dear Valerie,
> Thanks for your quick answer.
> I own a Macintosh Powerbook G3 , system 8.6...
> I tried to download Virtual PC a few month ago... and I'm not sure I
> succeeded in making it work...
> Daniel Noelpp wrote to propose to help me so I'll first try to find a
> solution with him... if we don't succeed... I gice you a call... (I'll 
> do
> that in July... as I'm much too busy till then!)
> Take care
> Anne-Claude
> Valerie Sutton a *crit :
>> SignWriting List
>> June 12, 2003
>> Dear SW List, and Anne-Claude:
>> Annie -
>> Now I have questions for you...
>> 1. What kind of Macintosh do you own?
>> 2. What operating system are you running on your Mac? Is it Mac system
>> 9 or X (ten)?
>> 3. Do you own the computer program "Virtual PC"?
>> Once I know this much, I can start to help you install SignWriter...
>> Or you can call me, with your computer running, and your telephone 
>> near
>> your computer, so we can walk through it step by step over the
>> phone...I know that is expensive from Switzerland to the USA, but if
>> you are really frustrated, that is one alternative...
>> Or asking help from Daniel Noelpp, or Stefan Woehrmann is another
>> logical alternative!
>> Val ;-)
>> ------------------------------
>> On Thursday, June 12, 2003, at 05:21 AM, Marc Girod / Anne-Claude
>> Pr }_ az wrote:
>>> Dear Valerie,
>>> I don't have a clue about how to install SignWriter on my MAC and I'm
>>> getting desperate about it! I'm not good at installing programms and
>>> ....  I guess I'll need some help.
>>> Could you first tell me if the new SWJava replaces completely
>>> SignWriter... do I have to have both in order to be able to type SW ?
>>> What do I have to do first ?? (oh my god!! I' sorry to bother you 
>>> with
>>> such basic problems!!)
>>> Maybe I should ask Daniel Noelpp to give me some help installing it!!
>>> He's the one living the closest to my place so that might be the best
>>> solution..  What do you suggest??
>>> Hope to hear from you soon
>>> Take care
>>> Anny
>>> (a-claude)

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