[Pro] Will Fwy 6 Pro become obsolete before I do?

I’m age 71 and not too high-tech. Fwy 6 Pro does everything I want it to do for my website. I’m reluctant to take on a new learning curve with 7 Pro.

My question: Hopefully I have 8-10 years left of health that will allow me to keep working on the website. Is there any likelihood that 6 Pro might become obsolete in that time frame? Or is it realistic for me to expect that 6 Pro will continue to do fine, assuming that I keep my computer hardware and OS up to date? I keep my website pretty basic.

(I realize I’m just asking for an educated guess.)


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is it realistic for me to expect that 6 Pro will continue to do fine, assuming that I keep my computer hardware and OS up to date?

I would think that OSX.? will probably leave FW6 behind in that time frame.

But I would cross that bridge when you come to it.

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OK - so let’s jump in 2021.

Apple just released OS XII Dumbledore - a mega project where you can steer your machine just by autosuggestion.

Two things will happen:

  1. Softpress announces to stop active support for Freeway-versions lower Version 12!

  2. Typical answers in FreewayAutosuggest will end up in something like “Gosh - can’t remember how FW6 worked cause I just skipped my keyboard …”

Let’s love the future cause it will bring amazing things - and let’s be part of this future - in behalf of easements - regardless of age.

Cheers

Thomas


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In 2021 we will just have to press a button and a website, a brochure or an ad will automatically be designed for you. Strangely enough, one of my main clients thinks this already happens.


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assuming that I keep my computer hardware and OS up to date?

Therein lies the issue - you may be able to change hardware and OSX only so far into the future before a (future) legacy program like FW6 no longer is compatible.

See - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore’s_law

On the other hand, you CAN keep Macs running a very very long time. Somewhere around here I still have a Power Macintosh 8500 - mid/late 1990s machine and it still runs, as do it’s (mostly useless) retro programs!

As long as the way your ISP allows you to connect to the internet doesn’t change (it could too - remember dial up?) you may theoretically go forward with older equipment for quite some time.

FWIW - the new learning curve things in FW7 are mostly new features - and no one said you had to use them. :slight_smile: You’ll find the rest very familiar.


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In spring 2015 there will be a sitebuilder launched who actually designs
and builds a site for you, based on certain parameters. The future is
near…
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In 2021 we will just have to press a button and a website, a brochure or
an ad will automatically be designed for you. Strangely enough, one of my
main clients thinks this already happens.


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On 25 Nov 2014, 9:27 am, Karen E wrote:

FWIW - the new learning curve things in FW7 are mostly new features - and no one said you had to use them. :slight_smile: You’ll find the rest very familiar.

If I were to upgrade to Fwy 7 Pro (from 6 Pro), would it be as simple as just opening my 6 Pro file in 7 Pro? Or would there be changes imposed by 7 Pro that would require my editing my 300+ pages (spacing, font management, etc.)? If 7 Pro would just seamlessly open 6 Pro without altering it, then I will probably take a run at it, then learn some of the new features as time permits. Thanks to all for the input.


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You can download the trial and give it a go without committing to moving to 7.

You will still have the 6 version to fall back to it it doesn’t work out.

When you open your FW 6 doc in 7 FW will save a copy of the 6 version for you.

Just don’t use the site folder defined in the 6 doc. Make a new one first.

D


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Yes. Just open them in 7. FW makes a backup of your former 6-file in case
you may change your mind. Most of my files opened well in FW7. I had more
problems with 5.5>6.0.
But if you’re not intend to use those FW7 features, why upgrade?

Perhaps it’s better to wait for a real update (7.1) to be sure that first
problems and issues are eliminated?

2014-11-25 19:25 GMT+01:00 Jim Feeney email@hidden:

On 25 Nov 2014, 9:27 am, Karen E wrote:

FWIW - the new learning curve things in FW7 are mostly new features -
and no one said you had to use them. :slight_smile: You’ll find the rest very
familiar.

If I were to upgrade to Fwy 7 Pro (from 6 Pro), would it be as simple as
just opening my 6 Pro file in 7 Pro? Or would there be changes imposed by 7
Pro that would require my editing my 300+ pages (spacing, font management,
etc.)? If 7 Pro would just seamlessly open 6 Pro without altering it, then
I will probably take a run at it, then learn some of the new features as
time permits. Thanks to all for the input.


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Thanks, Andries (and others). And waiting for 7.1 seems to be the best option for me. The upside of being age 71 is having enough spare time to tinker with a few of the new options if I feel brave enough.


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And… 7.1. matches nice with your age! :wink:

2014-11-25 19:50 GMT+01:00 Jim Feeney email@hidden:

Thanks, Andries (and others). And waiting for 7.1 seems to be the best
option for me. The upside of being age 71 is having enough spare time to
tinker with a few of the new options if I feel brave enough.


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And now would seem like a good time to upgrade as there is 25% off the upgrade price at the moment!


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Then it hurts less :wink:

2014-11-25 21:41 GMT+01:00 Noel Sergeant email@hidden:

And now would seem like a good time to upgrade as there is 25% off the
upgrade price at the moment!


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