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Walt DuBose dubose at texas.net
Sun Feb 13 02:41:20 UTC 2005


CAn any of you guys help Mike.  Please note that he works for 
O'Reilly and writes for them.  He is VERY active in the ARRL HSMM 
working group.

Thanks,

Walt/K5YFW

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [HSMM-TECHNICAL] What OS are Hams Using
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 07:51:31 -0500
From: Michael K. Loukides <mikel at OREILLY.COM>
Reply-To: Michael K. Loukides <mikel at OREILLY.COM>
To: HSMM-TECHNICAL at listserv.tamu.edu
References: <BAY2-F151B0192C8A89EACAA21D2FC680 at phx.gbl>

Speaking of "too many aps to abandon Windows"--

This is off-topic, but does anyone know of antenna modeling software
that runs on OS X?  (Yeah, I know the NEC engine is in Fortran and
will compile, but I don't want to be writing out NEC decks by hand.)

Mike, W1JQ

On Fri, 11 Feb 2005, John Champa wrote:

> Yes, and in that order, too:  XP first, then Mac, then Linux.
>
> Too many aps for hams to abandon a shack computer.  Heck, some hams spend
> more time on their computer than they spend on the air.  I won't mention any
> names.....HI
>
> >From: Gerry Creager N5JXS <gerry.creager at TAMU.EDU>
> >Reply-To: Gerry Creager N5JXS <gerry.creager at TAMU.EDU>
> >To: HSMM-TECHNICAL at listserv.tamu.edu
> >Subject: Re: [HSMM-TECHNICAL] What OS are Hams Using
> >Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 20:30:31 -0600
> >
> >The gotcha's here are that Win9x is no longer supported, and NT
> >end-of-life'd 31 Dec.  DOS is just flat no longer supported.  Thus, up
> >to 38.7 are essentially out of luck for support or new "real"
> >applications.  Finding help will become harder.
> >
> >"MacOS is imprecise, now that OS X is known to be BSD.  A lot of
> >programs that run in Linux will also run in OS X.
> >
> >I'd concur with Walt's ultimate comment though: Write for Win2K/XP, Mac
> >OS X and Linux.  The others are not likely to be around much longer.
> >
> >The more telling question will occur when the Win9x boxes start dying:
> >Will the hams upgrade then, or just go back to a no-computer shack?
> >
> >gerry
> >
> >Walt DuBose, K5YFW wrote:
> >>The question came up several days ago concerning what computer operating
> >>systems were hams using.
> >>
> >>Well going back into the ARRL web site archives, I found the answer at URL
> >>http://www.arrl.org/survey.php3?pollnr=198
> >>
> >>Here's the answer...
> >>
> >>Poll date: August 8, 2003
> >>What operating system is running on your station computer?
> >>  Windows XP     31.7 % (1392)
> >>  Windows 98     29.6 % (1300)
> >>  Windows 95     4.5 % (198)
> >>  Windows 2000     10.7 % (471)
> >>  Windows NT     0.9 % (38)
> >>  Mac OS     8.1 % (358)
> >>  Linux     6.1 % (269)
> >>  Other     3.7 % (164)
> >>  I don't have a station computer     4.7 % (205)
> >>  Total votes: 4395
> >>
> >>
> >>So if you are going to support USB and the like, you will want to write
> >>your
> >>code for Windows XP (31.7 %), Windows 2000 (10.7 %), Mac OS (8.1 %) and
> >>Linux (6.1 %).  This represents 56.6 % of the hams.
> >>
> >>Walt/K5YFW
> >
> >--
> >Gerry Creager -- gerry.creager at tamu.edu
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>
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