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Exclamation Windows 7, Windows 8, work arounds and fixes

As you may be aware Microsoft is very close to releasing a new generation of the windows operating system: Windows 8. The software is available now to the development community.

The purpose of this post is to start a thread with links to work arounds for these operating systems. Windows 8 is more "cloud" based (in other words, it assumes you always have high speed Internet access) then Vista or 7. This will create additional problems for cruisers.

Expect even more device driver problems. For example we were trying to debug a fellow cruiser's IMARSATPHONE PRO. The drivers would not load on Windows 7, we finally used my netbook that still has windows XP.

So in the spirit of getting ahead of the power curve post away! Please don't use this thread to praise or gripe - just to point to solutions or problems using cruising software (e.g. OPENCPN or Airmail)

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