Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2004 21:36:28 -0400
Reply-To: "Michael L. Davis" <michael@BASSETTCONSULTING.COM>
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From: "Michael L. Davis" <michael@BASSETTCONSULTING.COM>
Subject: Re: SAS 9 and MS Windows XP Home
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Hello Werner and other SAS-L Friends,
The official line from SAS Tech Support, dated last month is:
The short answer is no, you need XP Professional.
My concern about this is actually a future one. Someday, SAS Learning
Edition is going to be bumped up to SAS9. When it is, my view is that it
is a bit hard to ask folks to have XP Professional to learn SAS. But
again, it is a future concern. Perhaps some forward-thinking folks in Cary
will address this problem before it materializes.
- Michael "Mad Doggy" Davis
At 06:30 PM 9/2/2004 -0400, Werner HELM <Werner.E.Helm@GMX.DE> wrote:
>Hi all :
>I'm one of millions who have bought a personal PC with Windows XP HE (Home
>Edition). It's fully sufficient for my work.
>I simply wanted to know if the present version of SAS 9.1 can be
>installed and can be operated under Windows XP Home Edition.
>Are there some tricks needed ??
>Are there some limitations in usage ??
>There had been some mails on sas-l, but all in 2003, not one in 2004.
>And I could not figure out the final verdict.
>The SAS-Papers do not name Windows XP Home in their list of supported OS.
>But what does this mean ??
>It would seem SI-like, yet strange that a software vendor does exclude
>millions of PCs from using their software.
>I'd appreciate if you could reply.
>Regards, Werner .
Michael L. Davis